Veritas links its Data Management Wares with AWS
One year after Symantec split, Veritas, a backup and information management company is busy optimizing its cloud solutions.
The company announced a partnership agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS), earlier this month. This partnership aims to integrate the public cloud platform’s technology with the Veritas 360 Data Management Suite, which was launched in late 2016. Veritas 360’s most important component is NetBackup, the company’s trusted cross-platform backup/recovery solution.
According to the companies the partnership will allow hybrid-minded organizations that use AWS to take advantage of the Veritas suite’s various backup/recovery and business continuity solutions.
“Veritas 360 Data Management provides customers powerful, simple, and highly effective ways to rapidly drive greater business value out of the cloud,” stated Mike Palmer, executive vice-president and chief product officer at Veritas in a prepared statement. Veritas AWS can be used by enterprises to improve application performance, increase business continuity, and optimize their investment.
While some components of the integration partnership may be available now, another component is still in development. Veritas Resiliency Platform, and Veritas Informationscale for AWS are immediately available. The first is a business continuity solution that automates AWS failovers, failbacks, and migrations. The latter is a high availability software-defined storage product.
Veritas Access to AWS, another software defined solution that can access unstructured data loads, is still in development. Veritas Access works already with Amazon S3, but the company claims that this new partnership will allow for integration with other AWS services.
Veritas announced that customers will be able to use Veritas Access to run Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud instances (Amazon EC2) instances and provision the appropriate tier of Amazon Elastic Block Stores (Amazon EBS), or Amazon S3 storage to meet their application performance requirements.
Veritas also promises to continue supporting AWS through its Backup Exec data protection products and NetBackup.
“Our customers are constantly looking for ways to run existing on-premises service across their AWS deployments,” stated Bill Vass, vice president storage services at AWS. Veritas technology is used by many enterprises for disaster recovery, application resiliency and performance. These customers will now have greater opportunities to reduce costs, increase productivity, and accelerate their journey to cloud computing.
Veritas also signed a cloud-centric partnership this week with AWS rival Microsoft. This involves the migration of Veritas Enterprise Vault.cloud data archive service from its managed datacenters into the Azure public cloud.