BakBone announces new NetVault release

BakBone Software, a leading provider of heterogeneous integrated data protection solutions, has announced NetVault: Backup 8.0 for Mac OS X Leopard.

The newest release of BakBones award-winning, flagship data protection solution introduces several enhancements to the software to support Mac environments: improved storage management efficiency, improved data availability to reduce system downtime and improved security & compliance. BakBones enterprise-class features and scalability, combined with a native Aqua user interface make NetVault: Backup 8.0 a unique solution for Mac environments that require an integrated, cost-effective data protection solution. 

BakBone customer South Park Studios switched to NetVault: Backup for Mac OS X for reliable and flexible data protection. We run one of the tightest production schedules in the television animation industry, producing each show in less then one week before it airs, said J. J. Franzen, technology supervisor, South Park Studios. With such a demanding production schedule and more than 6 TB of data to protect, we need our backup software and operating system to be both reliable and flexible. BakBones NetVault: Backup for Mac OS X not only keeps up with our production schedule, it is extremely easy to use and comes with reliable tech support that keeps us up and running. We have a responsibility to the millions of viewers that tune in to Comedy Central every week to see South Park. BakBone takes away the complications of data protection and helps us keep the town of South Park on the map.

NetVault: Backup 8.0

NetVault: Backup offers broad, cross-platform support for Mac OS X, Linux, Windows and Solaris environments and has won multiple awards for its ease of use, reliability and extensive features. Version 8.0 of NetVault: Backup for Leopard includes improved storage management efficiency, improved data availability to reduce system downtime and improved security & compliance.

Key product highlights for NetVault: Backup 8.0 for Leopard include:

  • Improved storage management efficiency
  • NetVault: Backup Database Check Utility Validates data integrity to reduce system downtime and optimises database to reduce database size.
  • Granular Source Device Selection Specifies devices prior to restore job execution and can be used for Data Copy.
  • Audit Tool Gathers key information about the NetVault: Backup 8.0 server and client.
  • Improved data availability to reduce system downtime
  • Restartable Backups Increases job control and allows operators to pause running jobs and restart later.
  • Improved security & compliance
  • Encrypted Backup Copy Copies (D2D2T, Data Copy, Duplication) encrypted backups for extra security if the original is lost.
  • Enhanced Client Firewall Setup Enables users to manage single clients outside firewalls, without making NetVault: Backup domain-wide network changes. 

Designed specifically for Apples Xserve and Mac Pro product lines, BakBones  NetVault: Backup for Mac OS X offers our users a familiar native Mac user interface for simple and flexible data protection across heterogeneous environments, said Jeff Drescher, vice president of marketing, BakBone. NetVault: Backup has enjoyed tremendous growth and support within the Mac community since its initial launch. With 8.0s richer feature set, we expect customers requiring greater levels of flexibility and scalability in their departmental and workgroup environments to benefit from these new enhancements.

NetVault: Backup for Mac OS X is available through Apple, CDW and selected Apple resellers through the Apple Specialised Business Unit and Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Division of Tech Data Corporation.


About BakBone Software, Inc.

BakBone Software is a leading international data protection solution provider that develops and distributes heterogeneous data backup, restore, disaster recovery, replication and storage reporting software for network storage and open-systems environments. BakBone delivers scalable solutions that address the complex demands of large enterprise environments, as well as small- to medium-sized businesses. Founded in 2000, BakBone products are used by Fortune 1000 corporations and domestic and international government entities. Distributed through a select global network of strategic partners, resellers and solution providers.

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