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Symantec NetBackup and Symantec Backup Exec
EMC Data Domain Boost for Symantec NetBackup and Symantec Backup Exec enables advanced integration between Data Domain systems and Symantec OpenStorage for faster, more efficient backup and recovery.

Faster, More Efficient Backup and Recovery
Data Domain Boost for Symantec distributes parts of the deduplication process to the Symantec media server, so only unique data is sent from the media server to the Data Domain system. Overall this increases performance by 50 percent, reduces impact on the server by 20 to 40 percent and reduces LAN bandwidth required by up to 80 to 99 percent.

Simplified Disaster Recovery
With Data Domain Boost for Symantec, backup administrators can control replication between multiple Data Domain systems. This allows admins to efficiently create disaster recovery copies over the wide area network (WAN) using EMC Data Domain Replicator and keep track of all the copies within the NetBackup or Backup Exec catalog for simplified disaster recovery.

Seamless Integration
Data Domain Boost integrates with NetBackup and Backup Exec using the Symantec OpenStorage (OST) API via an OST plug-in installed on the media server. This integration also enables Data Domain systems to support OST features including optimized duplication, NetBackup Accelerator and NetBackup Auto Image Replication (AIR).

Advanced Load Balancing and Failover
Data Domain Boost aggregates network links on the Data Domain system into a single group so multiple links appear as one to the Symantec media server. The Data Domain system then transparently balances the backup load between links in the group. In addition, the automatic link failover mechanism keeps backup systems operational in case of temporary network glitches.

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