Have they changed their Channel policy?
Hmm, interesting change. Previously Netbackup was sold by a select band of authorised resellers (who had to invest in training, certification etc). For this they received a hefty additional discount, making sure that Netbackup had to be supplied through themselves. All fair enough.
However, if they're combining Netbackup with Backup Exec in one business unit, will this mean Netbackup is open to all and sundry? I would guess some of those resellers who invested significant amounts of time and money in getting their engineers certified and keeping them certified might be a little miffed.