Symantec introduces virtualization support and P2V migration capabilities

Quoting from the Symantec official announcement:

Symantec Corp. today announced the release of Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 7.0, the latest version of its complete and fast Windows system recovery solution.

With this release, Backup Exec System Recovery adds significant performance improvements and adds support for Microsoft Vista, x64-bit platforms, VMware ESX Server, and Microsoft Virtual Server.

Providing support for the growing virtual environment market, Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery delivers seamless conversion of physical recovery points to virtual formats (P2V) as well as conversion of virtual systems back to physical environments (V2P) for VMware ESX Server, VMware Server, VMware Workstation, and Microsoft Virtual Server. Administrators can choose to convert entire systems at once or selective volumes at a time.

Estimated pricing for Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 7.0 is U.S. $1,095 per server and $69 per workstation. Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Servers customers may purchase the new Backup Exec for Windows Servers System Recovery Option for $695. All product components are scheduled to be available in late April through Symantec’s worldwide network of distributors and resellers…

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