Veritas Joins Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance

by CXOtoday News Desk    May 03, 2016

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Information management company Veritas Technologies has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance, a free partnership program that aims to provide members the opportunity to create strategic alliances with Microsoft and increase the awareness of their product portfolio to enterprise customers. Veritas currently offers backup and recovery solutions to 86 percent of global Fortune 500 companies, and its NetBackup and Backup Exec solutions provide protection for Microsoft platforms and applications including Windows, Hyper-V, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint.

Simon Jelley, Veritas VP of Product Management said in a statement, “Hybrid cloud is the next technology wave for business and Veritas is there again for our customers delivering powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery for the entire IT infrastructure regardless of platform: virtual, physical and cloud. Joining the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance continues that leadership role and is further evidence of our ongoing strategy to support major cloud service providers.”

“With both large global enterprise and SMB footprint of our customers, the Alliance helps accelerate our efforts to provide information management solutions,” added Jelley.

Chris Lwanga, principal manager, Microsoft Corp said, “As a leader in the backup and information management, their expertise and forward-thinking solutions are a welcome addition to what we can offer to other members of the Alliance. We look forward to working with and sharing our ideas with them for the betterment of enterprise customers.”

Veritas NetBackup is the market-share leader in enterprise backup and recovery software and is engineered to protect the largest and most demanding data center environments. With the latest release, NetBackup v7.7 offers up to 30 times faster backups to cloud storage than before while providing enhanced Hyper-V and SQL functionality. NetBackup delivers breakthrough performance reducing backups for virtualized systems by up to 35 times and recovering terabytes of data in a matter of minutes, the company said in a press release.

“As we work to expand our relationship with Microsoft across a wide range of Information Management solutions, Veritas is pleased to announce beta availability of an integrated connector in NetBackup for Microsoft Azure Blob storage services. We encourage our enterprise customers to test the ease of use, manageability, and performance of NetBackup on Microsoft Azure,” said Jelley.