It's come to our attention on social media that a competitor is misrepresenting a Veritas Technical Support document about end of life for prior versions of Backup Exec. Read the tech note for yourself and see that Backup Exec 16 does not have an "end of Support" date ... and that means we fully support it. Part of the normal lifecycle of every software program is providing users with end of Support dates, often years in advance, so they can plan for future upgrades and mitigate risk.
Let me state clearly that Veritas and the Backup Exec team are very much committed to supporting our existing and future users. We are making it easy for them to transition to, and benefit from, the great features of our latest version of Backup Exec. We also offer prospective users the option to try before they buy. If you’re interested, you can sign up for our free 60-day trialware. Check it out and see how Backup Exec can support your data protection needs.
As the “product marketing dude” I tend to say a lot, and I want to listen more. So, I’d love to hear from you. What’s working with Backup Exec and what can be improved? Let’s have a dialog and figure out the most effective way to protect all your data – whether virtual, physical or cloud, or a combination. We say “One Backup to Rule them All” since Backup Exec excels across virtual, physical and cloud, so you don’t need different backup tools for different environments.