Veritas Vision: Veritas Enhances Multi-Cloud Data Management, Strengthens Ties With Microsoft Azure Cloud

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Data protection and data management vendor Veritas Tuesday unveiled new technologies and a deep new strategic partnership with Microsoft Azure to help businesses take advantage of multi-cloud environments.

The new enhancements, introduced during the Veritas Vision conference being held this week in Las Vegas, are based around Veritas' 360 Data Management portfolio for hybrid cloud and multi-cloud data protection and management, said Jyothi Swaroop, vice president of solutions portfolio for the Mountain View, Calif.-based software vendor.

The past few months have seen Veritas, which only two years ago became an independent company after 10 years as a part of Symantec, sign partnerships with several cloud providers including Microsoft, Amazon, Google, IBM, and soon with Oracle, Swaroop told CRN.

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About 86 percent of Fortune 500 companies use Veritas, and 56 percent of those companies have a cloud-first strategy, he said. "They ask us how we can help them in their transition to the cloud."

Veritas' answer lies in part in enhancements to its data protection and data management technology and the new relationship with Microsoft.

Veritas' data protection and data management capabilities for modern workloads are based on the company's 360 Data Management portfolio, said Rick Fairweather, vice president of the company's Americas partner organization.

The 360 Data Management portfolio includes products focused on data protection, data visibility, data portability, and data compliance and governance, Fairweather told CRN.

"It's platform-independent, and works in private, hybrid and multi-cloud environments," he said. "And it is a platform, not a collection of products."

As part of the enhanced 360 Data Management portfolio, Veritas introduced version 8.1 of its flagship NetBackup data protection software.

New to Veritas NetBackup 8.1 is NetBackup Cloud Catalyst, a deduplication technology that is three times faster than competing offerings, said Mike Palmer, executive vice president and chief product officer at Veritas. Faster deduplication means customers need less time and bandwidth to move data.

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