News Release

Veritas Joins Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance

Company’s Renowned Backup and Recovery Products Are Time-Tested in Protecting Enterprise Workloads Whether On-Premises or in Hybrid Clouds

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 2, 2016 – Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, announced that it has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance. Popular Veritas backup and recovery solutions NetBackup and Backup Exec provide outstanding protection for a wide range of Microsoft platforms and applications, including Windows, Hyper-V, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint.

“Through every technology wave, Veritas has been there delivering enterprise-class data protection to the world's leading organizations, including 86% of the global Fortune 500” said Simon Jelley, Veritas VP of Product Management. “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.”

“We are pleased to welcome Veritas to the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance,” said Chris Lwanga, Principal PM Manager, Microsoft Corp.“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
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 NetBackup Converged Platform is one of the most scalable solutions for protecting the enterprise, incorporating cutting-edge technologies for data reduction and bandwidth efficiency, while providing extensive indexing and search capabilities. NetBackup is the winner of Storage Magazine’s Storage Awards 2015 for Data Protection Product of the Year.

“Veritas is dedicated to providing our customers with cloud-ready solutions that enable them to easily extend and manage data protection from their data center to the hybrid cloud,” added Jelley. “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.”

For those interested in becoming part of the NetBackup Continuous Beta Program and testing the new NetBackup Azure storage capabilities, they may register here.

Veritas Backup Exec
Winner of the 2015 Reader’s Choice award, Veritas Backup Exec 15 provides optimized and intelligent data protection for virtual, physical and cloud deployments. It intelligently indexes and catalogs backup data which saves organizations valuable time and disk space by eliminating the need to mount the backup disk, determine what is inside and search for specific data. Customers can easily find and recover data---at any level. It also provides significantly rapid Exchange deduplication and virtual machine backups helping to reduce the backup windows.

“Improving data protection, both in terms of reliability and agility, continues to be top of mind for organizations of all sizes,” says Jason Buffington, Principal Analyst of Data Protection at ESG. “The continued trends of increasing virtualization and ever-modernizing core-business applications, combined with the question of ‘How should cloud-services fit in my IT strategy?’ leave many IT architects looking for leadership in a sea of unknowns. With that in mind, it is very encouraging when major industry institutions, such as Microsoft and Veritas, collaborate to provide enterprise-grade solutions that are both powerful and flexible enough to meet tomorrow’s IT recovery challenges.”

Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader
For over a decade, Veritas has been recognized as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for both Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances1 and Enterprise Information Archiving2.

Product Availability
Both the Veritas NetBackup and Backup Exec 15 are available now through channel partners. Or, call toll free (866) 837-4827 for more information.

About Veritas Technologies
Veritas Technologies enables organizations to harness the power of their information, with information management solutions serving the world’s largest and most complex environments. Veritas works with organizations of all sizes, including 86 percent of global Fortune 500 companies, improving data availability and revealing insights to drive competitive advantage.

Veritas, the Veritas Logo, NetBackup, and Backup Exec are trademarks or registered trademarks of Veritas Technologies LLC or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

1Source: Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances, Dave Russell, Pushan Rinnen, Robert Rhame, June 15, 2015
2Source: Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving, Alan Dayley, Garth Landers, Anthony Kros, October 29, 2015. Note, from 2005-2009 the research was called Magic Quadrant for Email Active Archiving.

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Veritas Technologies
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