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Veritas abstracts IT complexity with new enterprise data services platform

Veritas NetBackup 8.2 say it will bring new levels of availability, protection, and insights at enterprise scale

Veritas abstracts IT complexity with new enterprise data services platform

Veritas Technologies, announced the Enterprise Data Services Platform, a unified set of technologies designed to abstract the complexity of enterprise IT. The platform, which is powered by Veritas NetBackup 8.2.

"Infrastructure complexity is damaging IT's ability to meet the demands of today's always-on enterprise," said Greg Hughes, chief executive officer, Veritas. "Our new Enterprise Data Services Platform, powered by NetBackup 8.2, allows enterprises to gain control of their data to help them manage its growth, reduce impact of ransomware, and prove compliance for on prem and cloud environments"

While many enterprises believe most of their data should be backed up, the reality is very different. According to the recent Value of Data study conducted by Vanson Bourne for Veritas, 57 percent of business data in the UAE is "dark data".

Why? Most often, it is because enterprises do not know what data exists in their organization or where it lives. NetBackup 8.2 , Veritas says, will helps enterprises address this by supporting more than 500 data sources and over 150 storage targets, including 60 cloud providers and it can be deployed in any form factor, making it the most versatile and extensible approach to data management.

What's new in NetBackup 8.2?

Protect all your data on virtual infrastructure

Fully agentless architecture for VMware

Support for RedHat Virtualization and OpenStack

First Docker Certified backup and recovery solution for containers

Accelerate your journey to the cloud

2X faster backups to the cloud

Support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Snowball Edge, AWS access controls, Veritas Cloud Catalyst enhancements for protecting data on AWS, cloud archive storage tiers such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Glacier and Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive

Automation of disaster recovery to and in the cloud

Cloud-native data protection with application consistency for Oracle, Microsoft SQL, and MongoDB

Deploy, integrate, and scale your infrastructure with ease

API-first approach that enables data protection automation and integration

Backup, orchestration, cataloging and replication with native snapshot technologies

Self-service with ServiceNow and VMware vRealize plugins

"The UAE's rapid move towards digitalization means businesses must rethink how they both manage and leverage their data to gain competitive advantage," commented Johnny Karam, Regional Vice President, Emerging Region, Veritas Technologies. "Our new Enterprise Data Services Platform will give businesses the power to simplify the entire process, so they can attain total control over their most critical business asset - their data. Moving forward, this will help accelerate enterprises towards greater operational efficiencies, driving down costs and increasing profitability across the board."

What's new in InfoScale?

Ability to cluster AWS Availability Zones for migrated, mission-critical applications

Support for Chef and Ansible platforms

IPv6 support

New solutions for Nutanix, Dell EMC ScaleIO, and NVM Express

Security enhancements

What's new in Information Studio?

Connectors to 20+ cloud and on-premises data repositories including NetBackup

Visual rendering of metadata to identify what exists, where it exists, and who has access

Classification of data to identify personally identifiable information (PII)

Deletion to reclaim storage resources, lower costs, and reduce risks

Information Studio is the newest addition to Veritas' Insights portfolio, which also features APTARE, the industry's leading IT analytics solution for managing data for storage and backup systems for hybrid cloud environments.

"Exponential data growth, prominent data threats like ransomware, and a highly volatile and ever-changing data regulatory environment are not new challenges for businesses to deal with, but complexity stymies IT's ability to solve these challenges and better empower the business." said Phil Goodwin, Research Director, IDC. "Abstracting this complexity, while improving application availability, is what IT organizations need and what Veritas is addressing."

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