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Veritas teams up with Microsoft to support cloud service providers

Veritas Technologies has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance and says this move will help support their ongoing strategy to aid major cloud service providers.

The vendor’s backup and recovery solutions NetBackup and Backup Exec provide protection for a wide range of Microsoft platforms and applications, including Windows, Hyper-V, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint.

“Through every technology wave, Veritas has been there delivering enterprise-class data protection to the world's leading organisations, including 86% of the global Fortune 500,” says Simon Jelley, Veritas VP of product management.

“Hybrid cloud is the next technology wave for business and Veritas is there again for our customers delivering powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery for the entire IT infrastructure regardless of platform: virtual, physical and cloud," he says.

“Joining the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance continues that leadership role and is further evidence of our ongoing strategy to support major cloud service providers. With both large global enterprise and SMB footprint of our customers, the Alliance helps accelerate our efforts to provide information management solutions,” says Jelley.

“We are pleased to welcome Veritas to the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance,” says Chris Lwanga, Microsoft Corp principal PM manager.

“As a leader in the backup and information management, their expertise and forward-thinking solutions are a welcome addition to what we can offer to other members of the Alliance. We look forward to working with and sharing our ideas with them for the betterment of enterprise customers," Lwanga says.

Veritas NetBackup

Veritas NetBackup is the market-share leader in enterprise backup and recovery software and is engineered to protect large and demanding data centre environments.

With the latest release, NetBackup v7.7 offers up to 30 times faster backups to cloud storage than before while providing enhanced Hyper-V and SQL functionality.

NetBackup is said to reduce backups for virtualised systems by up to 35 times and recover terabytes of data in minutes. The NetBackup Converged Platform is one of the most scalable solutions for protecting the enterprise, incorporating cutting-edge technologies for data reduction and bandwidth efficiency, while providing extensive indexing and search capabilities.

“Veritas is dedicated to providing our customers with cloud-ready solutions that enable them to easily extend and manage data protection from their data centre to the hybrid cloud,” added Jelly.

“As we work to expand our relationship with Microsoft across a wide range of Information Management solutions, Veritas is pleased to announce beta availability of an integrated connector in NetBackup for Microsoft Azure Blob storage services," he says.

Veritas Backup Exec

Veritas Backup Exec 15 provides data protection for virtual, physical and cloud deployments. It intelligently indexes and catalogues backup data which saves organisations valuable time and disk space by eliminating the need to mount the backup disk, determine what is inside and search for specific data.

Customers can find and recover data - at any level. It also provides significantly rapid Exchange deduplication and virtual machine backups helping to reduce the backup windows.

“Improving data protection, both in terms of reliability and agility, continues to be top of mind for organisations of all sizes,” says Jason Buffington, principal analyst of data protection at ESG.

“The continued trends of increasing virtualisation and ever-modernising core-business applications, combined with the question of ‘How should cloud-services fit in my IT strategy?’ leave many IT architects looking for leadership in a sea of unknowns. With that in mind, it is very encouraging when major industry institutions, such as Microsoft and Veritas, collaborate to provide enterprise-grade solutions that are both powerful and flexible enough to meet tomorrow’s IT recovery challenges," he says.

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