News Release

Veritas and Nutanix Extend Partnership to Usher in a New Wave of Data Protection

Industry leaders in backup, recovery and enterprise cloud combine expertise to maximize management capabilities for multi-cloud deployments

Mountain View, CA and San Jose, CA – Nov. 8, 2017 – Veritas Technologies, a leader in multi-cloud data management and Nutanix® (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced an important next step in their global technology partnership. The move will help joint customers benefit from greater protection for all virtualized workloads running on Nutanix, as well as the ability to move applications across clouds, while remaining open to any hardware, hypervisor or cloud.

As part of the partnership, Veritas NetBackup 8.1, the company’s flagship data protection solution, is now certified to protect workloads virtualized on AHV, Nutanix's native hypervisor. Through NetBackup 8.1, joint customers will also now be able to optimize and protect the movement of data and workloads faster within the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud or to other public, private or hybrid cloud environments.

The collaboration is designed to address two key challenges joint customers face today: First, how to spend less time worrying about data center infrastructure and more time on the applications and services that power business. Second, the partnership helps to ensure critical data and workloads running on Nutanix are further protected with a single, unified solution that is the foundation for end-to-end 360 data management.

The extended partnership between Veritas and Nutanix provides joint customers with the following benefits:

  • Faster backup and recovery of Nutanix virtual workloads, combined with powerful deduplication technology with Veritas NetBackup CloudCatalyst, enabling customers to take greater advantage of the public cloud, while saving money for storing Nutanix backups.
  • Greater business continuity with Nutanix’s built-in infrastructure resiliency that is further enhanced by Veritas NetBackup that provides rapid recovery of business-critical applications and data.
  • The ability to confidently and rapidly deploy next-generation, scale-out, multi-petabyte, hyperconverged workloads with NetBackup Parallel Streaming, a technology powered by a patented plug-in architecture that delivers high performance and reliability.
  • Simplified data protection and recovery through the integration of Veritas CloudPoint with AHV, Nutanix’s native hypervisor for managing snapshot operations. With a simple interface, users can take a snapshot of data and modern applications on a virtual machine and its attached disks, restore a snapshot to the original virtual machine, or delete a snapshot across private, public or hybrid clouds.

Additionally, as a result of the enhanced partnership, there are new opportunities for joint go-to-market and support initiatives from both companies, designed to help customers accelerate their adoption of next-generation cloud approaches for a wide spectrum of workloads by leveraging the combined enterprise expertise of Veritas and Nutanix.

The partnership between the two giants is setting the gold standard for cloud-driven innovation. Both Nutanix and Veritas are leaders in their respective categories. While Nutanix is a Leader in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems, ¹ Veritas Technologies is a Leader in Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions ².

While Veritas has previously provided data protection for Nutanix, the expanded partnership will also enable channel partners to customize solutions for mutual customers that require data protection capabilities when adding critical hyperconverged workloads, migrating data or merging infrastructure on-premises or in multi-clouds. It also offers the channel new business opportunities for consulting and professional services.

“Organizations today need a data management strategy for data spread across public, private, and hybrid cloud environments that require a proven, high-performance backup and recovery technology designed to accommodate the most demanding workloads,” said Rama Kolappan, vice president, Product Management and Alliances, Veritas. “With the combined power of Nutanix and Veritas that blends a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and Enterprise Cloud with the premier backup and recovery solution on the planet, customers can now protect a vast array of enterprise workloads”

“Today’s organizations must plan for a hybrid IT environment with users requiring more versatile solutions that are open to any hardware, hypervisor or cloud,” said Venugopal Pai, vice president of Strategic Alliances and Business Development, Nutanix. “Our expanded partnership with Veritas will help joint customers meet this need, providing holistic data protection and management for critical enterprise workloads across multi-cloud environments.”

Find more information about the partnership, here.

¹Source: Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems, Andrew Butler, Philip Dawson, Julia Palmer, George J. Weiss, Kiyomi Yamada, October 10, 2016.
²Source: Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions, Dave Russell, Pushan Rinnen, Robert Rhame, July 31, 2017.
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Forward-looking Statements: This press release includes forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements concerning plans and expectations relating to the results of the new strategic partnership between the companies, our plans to introduce new joint product features and the performance of such product features, and potential market opportunities. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, and instead are based on our current expectations, estimates, opinions and beliefs. Any future releases of the product or planned modifications to product capability, functionality, or feature are subject to ongoing evaluation by Veritas and Nutanix, may or may not be implemented, should not be considered firm commitments by Veritas or Nutanix, should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions, and may not be incorporated into any contract. The accuracy of such forward-looking statements depends upon future events, and involves risks, uncertainties and other factors beyond our control that may cause these statements to be inaccurate and cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied by such statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results or subsequent events or circumstances.

About Veritas
Veritas Technologies empowers businesses of all sizes to discover the truth in information—their most important digital asset. Using the Veritas platform, customers can accelerate their digital transformation and solve pressing IT and business challenges including multi-cloud data management, data protection, storage optimization, compliance readiness and workload portability—with no cloud vendor lock-in. Eighty-six percent of Fortune 500 companies rely on Veritas today to reveal data insights that drive competitive advantage. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter at @veritastechllc.

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About Nutanix
Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like infrastructure consumption, robust security, and seamless application mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @nutanix.

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