Many people have been talking about the “death of tapes” as backup media for a long time. However, tapes still are the single most popular form of archiving large volumes of data, especially in enterprise environments. Symantec wants to change that, favoring the future of disk-based backups. Their 6.0 version of NetBackup (Veritas to those of you using it in the field) is being extended with a new product that will aim to do just that. PureDisk as it is called is an encrypting archival tool designed to facilitate this, employed as a client to a particular machine, with the pricing being based on the amount of data being backed up. You can read all about PureDisk at Symantec's site.
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