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Symantec Introduces Backup Exec 3600 Appliance

Symantec has recently release a backup exec appliance called the Symantec Backup Exec 3600 Appliance.  Here are some specifications.

  • It is an all-in-one solution pre-packaged with Backup Exec 2010
  • Includes 5.5 TB of useable disk space.
  • Unlimited software licensing to protect 5.5 TB of disk storage.
  • You can protect an unlimited number of servers and applications both physical and virtual.
  • Web based management console.
  • It includes RAID 5 data drives, mirrored SSDs for the OS, redundant power supplies and battery backup on the RAID controller.

I have yet to first hand see this product in action but it does sound like a pretty neat little box. This appears to me to be a more enterprise level backup solution as the price tag MSRP is around $25,000 dollars, but it packs quite a punch for such a small device.

I tried to demo this but Symantec will not actually send you a demo product. I probably wouldn’t either for the cost of one of the devices.

Form Factor 1U
CPU Quad Intel Xeon 2.4 Ghz CPU
Memory 16GB DDR RAM
OS Windows 2008 R2 Embedded
Security OS Hardened At Factory with Symantec Critical System Protection
Data Storage 2 X 40GB SSD Disks for OS (RAID 1)
4 X 2 TB SATA Disks (RAID 5)
5.5TB of Useable Deduplication Storage Capacity
Disk Management Onboard Hardware RAID 5 controller
I/O One 1Gb Ethernet port (1 additional port dedicated for Appliance Management)
Other I/O Ports One FE management network port / Two USB 2.0 ports

One thought on “Symantec Introduces Backup Exec 3600 Appliance”

  1. Hi Brett. Your blog was just highlighted to me. I work in the Product Management group for Backup Exec Appliances at Symantec. I’m glad you see the value in the Backup Exec 3600 Appliance and I wanted to just add a couple of points in support. Since this article, we have introduced a second offering with the same hardware and a sub-set of software which retails at an MSRP of $16,000 – even better value. Additionally, a SAS card is now included and three NICs are now available as well as 2x80GB system drives. We have also included in that a Right of Return, such that any customer wishing to purchase a Backup Exec Appliance may request a return within a set period of time if they are not satisfied in any way.

    Thanks again for highlighting the Backup Exec Appliance in your blog.
    Best Regards
    Barnaby Wood

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