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


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Veritas NetBackup 8.1 also includes NetBackup Parallel Streaming, a new data protection capability for next-generation on-demand, cloud-based, scale-out workloads and applications such as NoSQL, Hadoop and Cassandra. "[These are examples of] how Veritas is expanding enterprise data protection into new workload environments," Palmer said.

Veritas also expanded its Information Map technology for getting real-time interactive looks at data, Swaroop said. Information Map can be purchased as part of the Veritas 360 Data Management suite or as a stand-alone product.

New to Information Map are over 20 new connectors that allow Veritas Backup Exec, Veritas Enterprise Vault and Veritas Access to quickly integrate with such Microsoft applications as Azure Storage, OneDrive for Business, SQL Server, Office 365 and Exchange, as well as for Google Drive and Google Cloud Storage, Oracle Database, and Box. The connections are handled by Information Map's new Connection Center, he said.

The Veritas 360 Data Management portfolio shows that Veritas remains at the top of its game when it comes to data protection and data management, said Kurt Klein, CEO of DataEndure, a San Jose, Calif.-based solution provider and Veritas channel partner.

Enhancements to Information Map and the new Connection Center make it easy to integrate Veritas' data protection and data management technology with many of the common applications customers are running in public and hybrid clouds while maintaining the same tools they use with on-premises data, Klein told CRN.

"And the new high-speed deduplication of NetBackup 8.1 Cloud Catalyst means customers spend less time migrating and protecting data between on-premises and cloud environments," he said.

Veritas' 360 Data Management portfolio also received a significant boost in partnership with Microsoft as a way to bring the benefits of the portfolio to the Microsoft Azure public cloud.

The enhancements include integrated data protection for Microsoft Azure with such capabilities as snapshot management, and the ability to move data to and from the cloud, Palmer said.

Veritas also is providing increased visibility into data stored in Microsoft Azure via Information Map. Palmer said that increased visibility will provide customers with the ability to use automated classification engines to automatically move and merge data between on-premises and cloud infrastructures and provide governance for such data.

Mark Russinovich, chief technology officer for Microsoft Azure, said customers face multiple challenges related to managing data between the cloud and on-premises infrastructures.

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