Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management and Microsoft Corp. today
announced a multi-year global, strategic partnership to help
organizations use Microsoft Azure to optimize for hybrid cloud
environments and to host Veritas' Enterprise Vault.cloud management and
governance service on Azure.
partnership builds on the longstanding relationship between Veritas and
Microsoft and includes collaboration to enable and jointly sell hybrid
cloud storage solutions to mutual customers to provide a comprehensive,
simple and cost-effective approach to managing data in the cloud. Such
hybrid cloud storage solutions will enable customers to take advantage
of the cloud to reduce their storage costs while increasing business
agility, and to extract greater value from their data, once stored in
the cloud, through the full suite of Azure cloud services, including
advanced analytics and machine learning.
increasingly rely on cloud computing to advance digital
transformation," said Mike Palmer, executive vice president and Chief
Product Officer, Veritas. "As Veritas embarks on its one-year
anniversary as an independent company, today's announcement marks a
pivotal milestone towards accelerating cloud initiatives for our mutual
customers, and it begins with more efficient ways to move their data to
the Azure cloud."
and Veritas customers have enjoyed the benefits of highly complementary
technology offerings, focused on solving IT challenges in the data
center," said Jason Zander, corporate vice president, Microsoft Azure
team. "Today, our strengthened partnership delivers deeper integration,
allowing customers to more easily take advantage of the flexibility and
enterprise-grade reliability that Azure provides."
New solutions aligned to customers' journey to hybrid cloud
As part of the partnership, Veritas NetBackup 8.0,
the company's flagship data protection solution for enterprises, now
supports storage tiering to Azure, improving data lifecycle management
by optimizing the movement of data to Azure cloud storage. This provides
enterprise organizations with lower costs and the increased operational
benefits of Azure while reducing the need to deploy additional storage
with a separate point product. For small and midsized businesses,
Veritas Backup Exec 16 now supports the seamless movement of backup data to Azure, reducing time and costs and improving resource savings.
is also leveraging the power of Azure to drive greater efficiencies for
its own workloads. Veritas has selected Azure as the cloud backend on
which to run its Enterprise Vault.cloud service.
Enterprise Vault.cloud provides policy-based information retention to
streamline eDiscovery and helps Office 365 subscribers quickly find
archived information when they need it. Enterprise Vault.cloud will
continue to deliver advanced productivity and compliance functionality.
Veritas has been recognized, as a leader for its archiving solutions for
on-premises and cloud, which include Enterprise Vault.cloud, in the
Garter Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving for 13
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