BEA, Veritas Team Up

BEA and Veritas will co-market and sell Veritas' application performance management, provisioning and monitoring software with BEA's WebLogic J2EE-based software infrastructure, said Benjamin Renaud, deputy CTO at BEA, San Jose, Calif. The two companies also will work to ensure that their software is optimized to work together. Pricing was not disclosed.


BEA's Renaud says BEA and Veritas will ensure the new software works together.

Some of Veritas' products,including its Indepth application performance management software and OpForce server provisioning software, already are optimized for WebLogic, said Arya Barirani, director of solutions marketing at Veritas, Mountain View, Calif.

As part of the expanded pact, Veritas will release in the fourth quarter new versions of these products with even tighter WebLogic integration, he said.

Nearly every company offering enterprise-scale infrastructure software has initiated plans to enable a grid, or utility, computing model that provisions and manages software, servers and applications on the fly. Most observers believe, however, that few vendors can deliver on the full vision.

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The challenge with best-of-breed software, like that from BEA and Veritas, is "getting all the breeds to work together," said Gary Meyer, technology vice president at eForce, a systems integrator based in Hayward, Calif. "An enhanced partnership between the two companies will streamline the process of managing and supporting application infrastructure," he said.

"This does strengthen BEA's hand against IBM in terms of utility computing," said Shawn Willett, principal analyst at Current Analysis. "It brings an extra layer of management that's needed for these type of applications."