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Symantec NetBackup Appliance Named Winner in Microsoft Best of TechEd 2012

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – June 21, 2012 – Symantec Corp. announced that its NetBackup 5220 appliance won the Backup and Recovery category in the Best of TechEd 2012 awards program. 

The Best of TechEd 2012 awards recognize companies who offer innovative products for the industry. The judges reviewed 297 products and services submitted for the award and chose 46 finalists to be interviewed at the Microsoft TechEd North America 2012 conference in Orlando, Florida on June 12-13, 2012.  Winners were announced at an invite only evening reception at the groove at Universal CityWalk in Florida on June 14. 

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“We narrowed down a list of almost 300 products this year to 46 extremely deserving finalists—an honor in itself,” said Jason Bovberg, Senior Editor of Windows IT Pro. “All 46 finalists represent highly distinguished products and services in their categories. We love all these products! But through our research and show-floor interview process, we managed to choose this year’s winners. Our 2012 Best of Best of TechEd winners stand apart from the pack, either offering an edge in product functionality, boasting enhanced feature sets in new versions, or introducing innovative technology.”

Winners were chosen based on their innovation, strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage, and exceptional value to customers.

“The Symantec NetBackup 5220 appliance stands out among a growing field of dedicated devices that are purpose-built as all-in-one backup solutions for physical, virtual, and cloud-based data protection. Engineered for midsized-to-large enterprises, remote offices, and datacenters, the Intel-designed NetBackup 5220 appliance truly shines in its virtualization capabilities, “green-friendly” non-CPU-intensive de-duplication capabilities, and no-nonsense licensing.”

--Microsoft TechEd Awards, Windows IT Pro – June, 2012

Bovberg added on the Windows IT Pro website, “I was particularly impressed with the new V-Ray technology, which breaks down virtual versus physical silos and delivers simple yet comprehensive backup and recovery. This unification allows for more standardization and consistent policies, and reduced duplication of effort, eliminating redundant storage pools and lowering licensing, training, and operational costs.”

A list of winners and product descriptions can be found at

About Symantec NetBackup

While backup takes many forms, recovery shouldn’t. NetBackup with V-Ray technology is the single solution when recovery is needed—whether from tape, disk, snapshot, cloud—in a physical or virtual environment. Only NetBackup with V-Ray unifies backup, deduplication, replication, snapshots, and appliances with support for VMware and Hyper-V in a single product.

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