Intel to offer Symantec* Backup Exec 2010 to its Channel Partners

Today, Intel announced it will make Symantec* Backup Exec 2010 available to its system builder partners through its network of Authorized Distributors in North America.  The addition of Symantec Backup Exec  expands Intel’s current software offering to its channel partners as part of the Intel® Enabled Solutions Acceleration Alliance (ESAA) program.

Symantec  Backup Exec is the market leader for Windows* backup and recovery software and we are pleased to offer this award-winning product to our system builder customers, enabling them to configure and manufacture competitive server solutions.

“Symantec Backup Exec 2010 seamlessly integrates virtual machine protection, deduplication  and archiving technology to help small and mid-sized businesses reduce their backup windows and storage consumed without adding complexity to their environment.  With Backup Exec, channel partners have a reliable information management solution that they can confidently recommend to their customers,” said Mike Garcia, Director of Product Management, OEM, Symantec.

The Backup Exec 2010 SKUs offered by Intel will include support for Microsoft Windows*, Microsoft Small Business Server*, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Hyper-V*, VMware* vSphere* and suites with Deduplication support. To accelerate the installation and configuration of these software packages by system builders on Intel® Server Products, the Intel ESAA program offers 34 pre-tested “recipes” that reduce the cost of implementation and speed time to market.

Intel channel customers will be able to choose from nine different Backup Exec 2010 SKUs that have been tested to run on Intel® Server Boards and Intel® Server Systems. Each SKU comes bundled with one year of 24x7 Essential Support and will be available for shipment by the end of the year.

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