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Veritas Links Its Data Management Wares to AWS

Just over a year after officially splitting from Symantec, backup and information management company Veritas is busy optimizing its solutions for the cloud.

Earlier this month, the company announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) aimed at integrating the public cloud platform's technologies with the Veritas 360 Data Management suite, which debuted in late 2016. The backbone of Veritas 360 is the company's venerable cross-platform backup and recovery solution, NetBackup.

According to the companies, the partnership is designed to enable hybrid-minded organizations running AWS to leverage the various backup/recovery, business continuity and software-defined solutions that are included in the Veritas suite.

"Veritas 360 Data Management for the cloud gives customers powerful, simple and highly cost effective ways to quickly drive greater business value from the cloud," said Mike Palmer, executive vice president and chief product officer at Veritas, in a prepared statement. "Enterprises leveraging Veritas on AWS as a part of their hybrid IT strategy can utilize data management capabilities to help boost application performance, maintain business continuity with improved resiliency, and optimize their investment in AWS infrastructure."

Some components of the integration partnership are now available, while one is still forthcoming. Immediately available are the Veritas Resiliency Platform and Veritas Infoscale for AWS. The former is a business-continuity solution that automates AWS migrations, failovers and failbacks; the latter is a high-availability software-defined storage product.

Still to come is Veritas Access for AWS, another software-defined solution that can access unstructured data workloads. Veritas Access already works with Amazon S3, but the company says this new partnership with AWS will eventually extend that integration to other AWS services.

"In the coming quarters, customers will also be able to run Veritas Access as an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance and automatically provision the right tier of Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) or Amazon S3 storage to meet application performance requirements," Veritas said in its announcement.

In addition, Veritas is promising to continue to support AWS with its Backup Exec and NetBackup data protection products.

"Our customers are consistently looking for ways to run their existing on-premises services across their AWS deployments," said Bill Vass, vice president of storage services at AWS, in a statement. "Many enterprises today rely on Veritas technologies for application resiliency, performance, and disaster recovery. These customers will now have even greater opportunities to reduce costs and increase productivity while accelerating their journey to the cloud."

Veritas also inked a cloud-centric partnership with AWS rival Microsoft this week, entailing the migration of Veritas' Enterprise Vault.cloud data archiving service from its own managed datacenters to the Azure public cloud.

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Gladys Rama is the senior site producer for Redmondmag.com, RCPmag.com and MCPmag.com.

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