CRN Exclusive: Veritas CEO Bill Coleman Discusses Why His Company's Partnership With Microsoft Azure Is So Different


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Veritas Wants To Be A Force In The Cloud

When data protection and management software developer Veritas spun out of Symantec two years ago, there was concern about how it would survive as an independent company.

The company had release very few new products while with Symantec and its newer, more nimble competitors frequently namechecked its Veritas Backup Exec and NetBackup lines when comparing themselves to legacy gear.

Recently, though, Veritas launched strong competitive offerings in software-defined storage and cloud-focused data protection. Just as important, it unveiled a tight strategic relationship with Microsoft Azure, and introduced its 360 Data Management platform for managing data in multi-cloud environments.

Veritas CEO Bill Coleman sat down with CRN to discuss the big changes his company has seen in the last two years, and use the time to argue that Veritas is as nimble as any two-year-old startup despite its decades-old roots.




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