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Veritas Unifies Data Protection from Edge to Core to Cloud

Purpose-built for ransomware and cloud with the industry's most scalable platform


SINGAPORE, July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Veritas Technologies, a global leader in data protection and availability, introduced new innovations to its Enterprise Data Services Platform (EDSP) to help customers reduce risk, optimize cost, strengthen ransomware resiliency, and manage multi-cloud environments at scale. With the launch of NetBackup™ 8.3, Veritas further empowers enterprise customers by improving the resiliency of their applications and infrastructure regardless of the context. By extending the core of EDSP -- NetBackup -- to include the Veritas Resiliency Platform (VRP) and CloudPoint, Veritas delivers a single platform with enterprise resiliency features and functionality to protect and recover data wherever it resides.

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As global enterprises accelerate digital transformation to support a remote workforce at scale and seek to reduce costs in the face of economic headwinds, IT resiliency and efficiency are more critical than ever. With the innovations in NetBackup 8.3, organizations can dramatically reduce the risk and impact of system downtime, avoid disparate workload-specific point products and realize significant cost savings by standardizing on a single platform across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.   

"Scale, flexibility and simplicity are continuing to drive up cloud adoption," said Christophe Bertrand, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). "While the benefits of these multi-cloud strategies are well established, they also bring data protection challenges as multiple point products can increase risk and operational complexity. Businesses can simplify the backup and recovery challenge by standardizing on a single platform."

NetBackup software's latest innovations bring many new benefits to enterprise customers, including:

  • Strengthened ransomware resiliency with security, protection, and recovery improvements
  • Cloud-native data protection for all leading platforms
  • Expanded and simplified single platform for resiliency across your environment
  • Enhanced workload support featuring substantial performance improvements and increased operational simplicity

Details on all the benefits that Veritas is delivering in the latest release of NetBackup can be found here.

Veritas was recently named a Leader, for the 15th time, in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions[1]. Veritas believes Gartner's recognition validates its ongoing commitment to innovation across all of our customer environments.

"When it comes to fashion, timing is everything, so downtime and data loss simply aren't options for Peerless.  We have hundreds of virtual machines and tens of terabytes of data in the cloud, all of which need to be protected," said Laura Ghinda, tech lead, Peerless Clothing. "Veritas allows us to manage our data from a single platform, bringing proven enterprise-class features and functionality to protect our data no matter where it lives.  And robust native protection for cloud data, coupled with faster discovery for VMs, makes NetBackup 8.3 an exciting proposition for us. The holistic approach to data management, from core, to edge, to cloud, means that we can drive down data duplication, making our backup more cost effective, as well as simpler."

"VMware has rapidly expanded our capabilities from compute virtualization to full-stack hyper-converged infrastructure across clouds, providing our customers' consistent infrastructure and operations with VMware Cloud Foundation™," said Lee Caswell, vice president of marketing at VMware. "NetBackup 8.3 demonstrates its value by providing flexible recovery and enhanced protection for VMware at scale."

"Veritas is continuing to innovate on its Enterprise Data Services Platform with the launch of the latest version of NetBackup. We're extending enterprise-grade data protection and the most robust set of recovery options to every corner of our customers' IT environments -- from on-premises physical to virtual, to cloud and even to containers," said Deepak Mohan, executive vice president, Products Organization at Veritas. "Our customers' environments are getting more complex with more applications, more workloads, more data, more clouds and more threats. NetBackup 8.3 accelerates our strategy to abstract IT complexity and simplify data management with the Enterprise Data Services Platform with best in industry scale and reliability." 

[1] Source: Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions, Santhosh Rao, Nick Simpson, Michael Hoeck, July 16, 2020.

Previous titles include Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances (2014-2015), Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup/Recovery Software (2011-2013), Enterprise Backup and Restore Magic Quadrant (2001-2005), Enterprise Backup Vendor Magic Quadrant (1999-2000). From 2005-2015, Veritas Technologies was known as Symantec.

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About Veritas

Veritas Technologies is a global leader in data protection and availability. Over 80,000 customers -- including 87 percent of the Fortune Global 500 -- rely on us to abstract IT complexity and simplify data management. The Veritas Enterprise Data Services Platform automates the protection and orchestrates the recovery of data everywhere it lives, ensures 24/7 availability of business-critical applications, and provides enterprises with the insights they need to comply with evolving data regulations. With a reputation for reliability at scale and a deployment model to fit any need, Veritas Enterprise Data Services Platform supports more than 800 different data sources, over 100 different operating systems, more than 1,400 storage targets, and more than 60 different cloud platforms. Learn more at www.veritas.com. Follow us on Twitter at @veritastechllc.

Forward-looking Statements

Any forward-looking indication of plans for products is preliminary and all future release dates are tentative and are subject to change at the sole discretion of Veritas. Any future release of the product or planned modifications to product capability, functionality, or feature are subject to ongoing evaluation by Veritas, may or may not be implemented, should not be considered firm commitments by Veritas, should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions, and may not be incorporated into any contract.

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