NetBackup Open Storage Option (OST) vs sliced bread

Maybe you were like me when you first read about NetBackup’s Open Storage Option (OST): you were underwhelmed.  You also may have been waiting for vendors to jump on it.  (It was announced two years ago.)  Things have definitely changed since then.  In fact, at a recent very large customer that was considering purchasing a dedupe target, they chose only to look at vendors that supported NetBackup’s OST.  Click Read More to see why this option is so important for NetBackup customers, and why other backup software vendors better come up with something like it real-quick-like.
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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.