Posts Tagged ‘Symantec’
Enrique Salem’s hiring is a smart move for Box, though probably not enough on name alone to put them on the playing field with bona fide BCDR vendors.
Cloud backup specialist Axcient released its first virtual appliance for VMware environments, enabling partners to use customers’ existing hardware to support data protection and recovery tasks. It’s also flirting with a new label for its core value – “recovery as a service.”
Symantec announced its withdrawal from the cloud backup market, but isn’t leaving the segment behind. Rather than providing a hosted service, Symantec is evolving its NetBackup to become a platform for service providers.
Symantec quietly discontinued its Managed Firewall and Managed Endpoint Protection in June, but partners and customers are now taking notice in light of the security and storage vendor’s withdrawal from the cloud backup market.
Cloud backup vendors are racing to capture the accounts being abandoned by Symantec, as it plans to shutter its lackluster Backup Exec.cloud. Even Symantec is providing guidance on how customers can migrate away, providing a more orderly transition than other recent backup shutdowns.
Symantec will discontinue Backup Exec.cloud, the cloud-based version of its popular Backup Exec product. The end of service is another retreat in Symantec’s reorganization to become more profitable. It’s also a sign of the stiff competition in the cloud backup segment.
Symantec continues to trickle out changes to its channel program and partner engagement models, focusing on top partners, specializations and high-touch field engagements. The details, like much of Symantec 4.0, are works in progress.
Symantec reported a profit in its quarterly earnings report, most of it from enterprise systems management software. The security software company is emphasizing non-antivirus products hurt by the PC slump. Perhaps the PC decline is a good thing, forcing companies to focus on other technologies.
A huge severance bill will hit Symantec revenues, but leading areas are doing well, reports show.
The cloud backup solutions provider this week released details of the program to support its all-in-one Carbonite appliances aimed at SMBs.