EMC running scared.... not!
BackupExec is without a doubt the worst piece of software I have the misfortune of managing. It's so bad we gave up on the bugs being fixed and stopped renewing our maintenance contract. Instead we'll be putting the money to better use replacing the software later this year.
Their idea of creating backup to disk was to take their tape driver and bodge it to stream to disk. I'd never seen a file made up of 100,000 fragments before I tried that, let alone an entire disk full of them. And whoever thought it would be a good idea to make you browse through hundreds of files named "b2d00001" to find a restore needs their head examining. Their disk to disk to tape staging process is a joke too. Forget to insert a tape over a bank holiday? That's your backup to disk jobs stopped then, and you won't be able to run that tape backup again until you delete and re-create that policy.
Their compression is a joke too, our backups are currently running at a 0.7:1 compression ratio. That's right, it's somehow managing to give us negative compression on our backups. The majority of our backup jobs are now filling 100/200GB tapes with just 70GB of data. Curiously enough, Winzip manages to compress the same data down to around 15GB. A 6x improvement in compression, and we get nearer a 10x improvement in transfer rates by using Winzip too...
Internet backups are a great idea *if* the technology is well implemented. Having experienced BackupExec I can pretty much guarantee that won't be happening here.