News Release

Veritas transforms future of data management with autonomous, multi-cloud optimised solutions and launch of NetBackup 10

SYDNEY, Australia – February 24, 2022 – Veritas Technologies, a leader in multi-cloud data management, today announced the launch of new technology to enable its strategy for cloud optimised, Autonomous Data Management, that will simplify the way businesses manage data and automate protection from threats, such as ransomware. At its Conquer Every Cloud 2022 event, Veritas laid out its strategy for Autonomous Data Management, where NetBackup harnesses artificial intelligence and hyper-automation to self-provision, self-optimise, and self-heal in multi-cloud environments. This commitment was immediately reinforced by unveiling Veritas Cloud Scale Technology, a new generation of the industry-leading NetBackup architecture, modernised to operate at web scale. This state-of-the-art technology will be available with the newest version of the company’s flagship NetBackup software, which is also announced today.

Pete Murray, Managing Director, ANZ at Veritas said: “Accelerated digital transformation and cloud adoption is delivering benefits to businesses. However, a new joint advisory from the Australian, US and UK security services, highlighted that hackers are increasing the impact of their ransomware attacks by targeting cloud services and data. The complex multi-cloud environments and current cyber security skills shortage have further compounded the issues for Australian businesses. To address these challenges, Veritas is laying out its strategy that will help to optimise cloud footprint and costs, keep data safe from ransomware, and pave the way to Autonomous Data Management for our customers.”

Cloud Scale Technology
Veritas Cloud Scale Technology, powering NetBackup, will be the foundation that delivers this strategy. Cloud Scale Technology enables a containerised, programmable, and AI-powered microservices architecture that provides autonomous unified data management services across any cloud. The benefits of Cloud Scale Technology are first realised through the launch of NetBackup 10.

NetBackup 10
Powered by Cloud Scale Technology, NetBackup 10 is the industry’s first cloud-optimised, at-scale data management solution that applies web scale technologies and automation to deliver more cost-effective, efficient and secure data management in multi-cloud environments.

Lowered TCO through cloud-optimisation

  • NetBackup 10 features enhanced multi-cloud storage and orchestrated tiering capabilities, including deep support for Amazon Web Services and expanded support for Microsoft Azure, to reduce the cost of backup storage by up to 95%.
  • NetBackup’s leading deduplication services have been upgraded to help further minimise its cloud footprint, while elastic multi-cloud compute services deliver the exact scale needed by businesses at the right time, further reducing costs.
  • With support for all major Kubernetes distributions, NetBackup 10 now provides multi-cloud cross-platform recovery, allowing users to recover the data they want to any Kubernetes distribution.

Increased efficiency through simplified, automated operations

  • NetBackup SaaS Protection is now integrated with NetBackup 10 to provide a single-pane-of-glass view of a customer’s entire data protection estate for governance and compliance purposes.
  • NetBackup 10 includes a new fully integrated no-cost base version of NetBackup IT Analytics, formerly known as Veritas APTARE, to provide comprehensive artificial intelligence-driven analytics and reporting that streamlines data protection services and mitigates risks.
  • NetBackup 10 features new automated detection and protection for more platform-as-a-service workloads, including Apache Cassandra, all major Kubernetes distributions and Microsoft Azure Managed SQL and Azure SQL.

Enhanced ransomware resiliency through integrated malware scanning

  • NetBackup now provides automatic malware scanning during backups and prior to restores to ensure infection-free recovery of data.
  • NetBackup’s already powerful, artificial intelligence-driven anomaly detection can now automatically initiate malware scanning. This combination of ransomware detection services in NetBackup 10 provides content-aware, granular flexibility that delivers rapid restoration of clean data.
  • NetBackup 10 expands support for immutable storage, including Microsoft Azure Blob Storage.

Veritas believes that it can solve the challenges of enterprises as they deal with the quantity and variety of workloads and data that they need to manage, by automating workflows for data management. Veritas is planning for a future where its technology is able to autonomously provision, optimise and repair data management services, while empowering end users to enable self-service data protection and recovery, freeing up IT staff to focus on strategic and transformational activity.

Christophe Bertrand, Practice Director, ESG, said: “It’s easy for organisations to end up with a patchwork of piecemeal data protection solutions in the cloud, where individual workloads and applications have been deployed by new functional decision makers and managed in silos. But, over time, these add up, creating a continually growing cost and management burden that quickly becomes unsustainable at scale. In order to avoid this, enterprises need a long-term solution that can help to reduce the footprint of their cloud backup and automate its management.”

Everton da Costa, IT Manager at Prodesp, IT Company from São Paulo State, said: “The number of different clouds, SaaS applications, platforms and tools we’re using is growing rapidly, exposing our data across a broad and diverse landscape. Our IT team has to constantly anticipate and manually address the challenges this creates before they become financial and infrastructure burdens. The long-term solution cannot be to simply expand our environment, but to evolve our approach in an intelligent way so it autonomously adapts to our increasingly complex infrastructure needs. Veritas’ vision for multi-cloud optimised data management aligns with our goals and will help us ensure that we are prepared for any challenges ahead.”

To hear more about Veritas’ strategy and the products launched today, please visit our event microsite for replay options.

About Veritas
Veritas Technologies is a leader in multi-cloud data management. Over 80,000 customers—including 87% of the Fortune Global 500–rely on us to help ensure the protection, recoverability, and compliance of their data. Veritas has a reputation for reliability at scale, which delivers the resilience its customers need against the disruptions threatened by cyberattacks, like ransomware. No other vendor is able to match Veritas’ ability to execute, with support for 800+ data sources, 100+ operating systems, 1,400+ storage targets, and 60+ clouds through a single, unified approach. Powered by our Cloud Scale Technology, Veritas is delivering today on its strategy for autonomous data management that reduces operational overhead while delivering greater value. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter at @veritastechllc

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