Veritas announces new products ahead of Symantec split

Upgrades to core portfolio of backup and information management products also announced

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Veritas announces new products ahead of Symantec split Traditional infrastructure-centric approaches alone no longer work, Veritas said
By  Tom Paye Published  July 8, 2015

Veritas, the information management business soon to be spun off from Symantec, has announced new products ahead of its departure from the IT security specialist.

The storage vendor, which was bought by Symantec 10 years ago, said that its new products are for rapidly evolving data centres. It also announced upgrades to its core portfolio of backup and information management products.

"Our customers find themselves at the crossroads of an information explosion and a fundamental shift in the way infrastructure is delivered," said Matt Cain, executive vice president and chief product officer for Veritas.

"To make sense of tremendous volumes of data, we know that traditional infrastructure-centric approaches alone no longer work. These new offerings will help our customers realise information availability while gathering the insight critical to supporting their business goals."

The enhancements to Veritas' current products enable simpler management in hybrid cloud infrastructures and extended protection for VMware and Microsoft virtual environments, the vendor said. Meanwhile, its new products will enable businesses to delve deep into their data stores to recognise and prioritise information across their organisations, Veritas added.

A major update includes Veritas NetBackup 7.7, the latest iteration of Symantec's backup solution. The update introduces enhanced data centre integration for VMware vSphere 6 and Microsoft Hyper-V, as well as support for hybrid-cloud deployments leveraging Amazon Web Services, Google Nearline and many more. Cloud performance has also been improved and is up to 30 times faster than previous versions, Veritas claimed.

Meanwhile, Veritas InfoScale provides application availability and software-defined storage to meet data centre challenges such as operational complexity, tool proliferation, unpredictable service levels and lack of agility through a single, web-based management interface, the vendor said.

The vendor also announced the Veritas Resiliency Platform, a unified approach for IT service continuity. Available now, the Resiliency Platform helps customers ensure critical business applications meet service level agreements, Veritas said.

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