IBM Global Services to offer Veritas storage software

Veritas has announced it is to partner with IBM Global Services to provide solutions for open storage environments. It means IBM will add Veritas to its portfolio of data infrastructure services.

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By  Guy Mathew Published  January 16, 2002

Veritas has announced it is to partner with IBM Global Services to provide solutions for open storage environments. It means IBM will add Veritas to its portfolio of data infrastructure services that include all major platforms such as AIX, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX and Windows.

“Our clients are asking for multi-vendor solutions to address their interoperability challenges in managing heterogeneous storage environments,” said Don Bradford, general manager of IBM storage services. “This offering combines the strength of Veritas software and IBM’s comprehensive services portfolio to address the data infrastructure needs of our clients’ e-business initiatives.”

As IBM is seeking to offer the full range of services to its clients it needs to have the best solution to fit and a variety of software is crucial to this. Veritas will make its full portfolio available including disaster recovery, data protection, storage virtualisation, high availability and storage area networking. The aim is for both companies to be able offer a one-stop solution for all their consulting and integration needs. IBM’s own portfolio already includes consulting, e-commerce, backup and recovery, availability, IT optimisation and security.

“Veritas Software and IBM deliver compelling value to customers by extending services, technology and solution competencies across the high-growth data infrastructure and marketplace,” said Don Foster, vice president of partner sales, Veritas Software. “Providing IBM Global Services with access to Veritas Software’s leading storage software solutions significantly strengthens the ability of the two companies to deliver enterprise storage management solutions that most appropriately fit individual customer’s needs and further their return on investment in storage infrastructure.”

According to IDC the storage software market worldwide will be $10.7 billion by 2005. “Support and services are critical are critical factors in storage management implementations and demand will continue to grow,” said Bill North, director of storage software research, IDC. “This collaboration enables IBM to add a leading storage management software solution to its product arsenal.”

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