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Data Informed: Three Ways Enterprises Can Eliminate Useless Data
It’s an often-repeated adage in the business world that an organization’s information is its most valuable resource. But do we know what kinds of data corporations are actually storing? This may seem like a simple question to answer, but with the explosion of corporate data, most enterprises are unsure about what data they have, where they are stored, and even the value the data hold for the organization. According to Veritas’ inaugural Data Genomics Index – a study that analyzed billions of files within actual companies’ storage environments – 41 percent of files within the average enterprise have not been modified in the last three years.


CIO Insight: Is Data Collection a Waste of Time and Resources?
While IT and many organizations are in the midst of an unprecedented explosion in data-gathering, a new study finds that only 15 percent of all stored data contains business-critical information. The remaining 85 percent is either dark, meaning its value is unknown, redundant, obsolete or trivial. The reason, according to the study: The data hoarding culture and an indifferent attitude to retention policy.


Channelinsider: Data Management Opportunities Abound for Channel
A pair of reports from Veritas Technologies points to a substantial opportunity for channel partners: data management. IT organizations are on track to waste more than $3.3 trillion by 2020 on storing data they don't need, according to the research, which is based on a survey of 2,550 IT executives conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Veritas.


CRN: Google Cloud Chief Diane Greene: 'We're Dead Serious About This Business'
Diane Greene, the VMware co-founder who's now leading Google's cloud business, says the search giant is now ready to make its mark in a public cloud market where it's trailing Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure by a wide margin. At the conference, Google revealed that Home Depot, Disney and Coca Cola are now Google Cloud Platform customers. Google also said BMC, Pivotal, Red Hat, SAP, Splunk, Tenable Network Security, Veritas and several other enterprise software vendors are working to integrate their offerings with Google Cloud Platform.


ARN [Australia]: Veritas hits Google Cloud
Information management company, Veritas, has introduced support for Google Cloud platform in its NetBackup 7.7 and Backup Exec 15 solutions. The company said organisations can use Google public Cloud as a backup destination, run back up and perform disaster recovery to or from the Google Cloud Platform. With this support, Veritas is delivering needed visibility and control for hybrid cloud environments.


ChannelLife [Australia]: Veritas announces support for Google Cloud
Veritas Technologies has announced support for the Google Cloud Platform with its information management solutions. The announcement follows news the company launched a dedicated cloud data centre in Australia earlier this week. Organisations can use the Google public cloud as a backup destination, run back up and perform disaster recovery to or from the Google Cloud Platform.


iTWire [Australia]: Veritas offers onshore cloud services
Information management vendor Veritas Technologies has begun offering cloud services running in Australian data centres. Some Australian organisations want to make sure their data stays onshore, whether that's a matter of internal policy or the need to comply with externally-enforced regulations or laws. Consequently, Veritas Technologies has begun offering its cloud services from local data centres.


ARN [Australia]: Veritas makes multimillion dollar play into Aussie Cloud datacentres
In an effort to help businesses address Australian privacy and data integrity laws, information management vendor, Veritas Technologies, is making a multimillion dollar investment in dedicated Cloud datacentres across Australia. The multi-year agreement will host primary data storage at Equinix in Sydney as the primary datacenter and Melbourne has been picked as the backup datacentre. This is Veritas’ third datacenter infrastructure investment in Australia over the past three years.


CRN [Australia]: Veritas guarantees cloud data will stay in Australia
Top partner Insentra gives thumbs up for new Equinix deal. Veritas has announced a “multimillion-dollar” deal with Equinix for “dedicated” Sydney and Melbourne data centres to serve its cloud archiving service. The information management vendor said that the new facilities “will not be linked to data centres outside Australia”, to ensure “data is stored solely in-country”.


Image & Data Manager [Australia]: Veritas expands Australian cloud
Veritas Technologies has announced a multi-million dollar investment in new dedicated cloud data centres in Australia targeting the email archiving and e-discovery market. The first application hosted in the new data centre is Veritas Enterprise, an archiving and ediscovery solution that complements Microsoft Office 365 email and helps simplify compliance with data retention regulations. Enterprise also works with on-premise email systems such as Exchange and Domino.


Enterprise Times [UK]: Veritas makes third expansion in Australia
Veritas has announced its third expansion to its cloud data centre environment in three years in Australia. The announcement commits to a multi-million dollar expansion in the country that will see a new primary data centre at the Equinix data centre in Sydney with a backup data centre in Melbourne. The new hosting environment will have no links to share data outside of the country and will therefore allay any concerns about data sovereignty that companies may have.


MIS Asia [Malaysia]: A transformed Veritas relaunches in Malaysia
Veritas Technologies (Veritas), which has just started its operations as a newly independent company positioned in the information management space, is targeting double digit year-on-year growth in Malaysia. During a recent media conference in Kuala Lumpur, Veritas Technologies Malaysia country director Josephine Hoh said Veritas want to help to solve organisations' exponentially growing data challenges by delivering software and services to help them collect, protect, analyse and optimise their data.


VentureBeat: A VC’s survival guide to an economic downturn
Economic uncertainty often hits young companies with a double whammy: Investor money dries up and customers rein in spending. But it turns out that economic downturns are good times to start businesses… In 2000, before the bubble burst, Veritas Software was a $1.2 billion-a-year-company. At the end of 2001, Veritas (later acquired by Symantec) had boosted annual revenue by $300 million and gained market share. Conversely, Siebel Systems dropped from $2 billion-a-year-revenue to $800 million. Veritas was running storage management in the data center, which was mission critical. Siebel was adding a new application that was “postponable.”


Image & Data Manager [Australia]: Report shines a light on dark data
A global study of information management conducted for Veritas Technologies has found that that 52% of all information currently stored and processed by organisations around the world is considered ‘dark’ data, whose value is unknown.


StorageReview: Veritas Releases US Databerg Report
Veritas has released their US Databerg Report, which looks at the effects of today’s exploding data volumes and how they have been overlooked by most business leaders who were did not anticipate the exponential growth of data. In fact, an independent research study demonstrates how organizations around the world are on track to waste more than $3.3tn by 2020. Previously, Veritas released their study results on data management, which touches on this subject.


The Economic Times [India]: Data overload could cost organisations up to $3.3 trillion by 2020: Veritas
A survey shows that 52% of all information stored and processed by organisations around the world is considered ‘dark’ data, whose value is unknown. As per the Global Databerg Report released by information management firm Veritas Technologies, another 33% of data is considered redundant, obsolete, or trivial (ROT) and is known to be useless. If left untamed, this dark and ROT business data will cost organisations a cumulative $3.3 trillion to manage by the year 2020.


Computer Dealer News [Canada]: Canada is world’s second worst offender with “dark data”: report
What is dark data? According to Veritas, it’s data that sits in an environment whose value is unknown. In Canada, the company suggests, it makes up 64 per cent of IT environments – and this doesn’t even account for the 23 per cent that is known to be redundant, obsolete or trivial. That number gives Canada the second highest rate in the world.


DataQuest [India]: Veritas: 85% of Stored Data Is Either Dark, or Redundant, Obsolete, or Trivial
Veritas Technologies released the results of its Global Databerg Report. The survey reveals that 52% of all information currently stored and processed by organizations around the world is considered ‘dark’ data, whose value is unknown. Additionally, another 33% of data is considered redundant, obsolete, or trivial (ROT) and is known to be useless. If left untamed, this dark and ROT business data will unnecessarily cost organizations around the world a cumulative $3.3 trillion to manage by the year 2020.


IT Wire [Australia]: Could a databerg sink your titanic enterprise?
A new report suggests the growing amount of unnecessarily stored data is a legal risk to organisations as well as a source of excessive expenditure. Information management vendor Veritas Technologies has released The Global Databerg Report based on a survey of 2,550 senior IT decision makers across 22 countries (including 100 in Australia) that was conducted by Vanson Bourne.


TechGoondu [Singapore]: Veritas: All that useless data will cost companies trillions of dollars
In an age where storage seems free to users, having too much useless data may ironically cost organisations trillions of dollars to manage in a few years’ time. By 2020, they would have to pay an estimated S$4.6 trillion dollars to handle that data, most of which is useless or “dark” data, according to a report put out yesterday by enterprise storage vendor Veritas.


EnterpriseTech: Storage Study Warns of Growing ‘Databergs’
The ability to sweep up, store and organize vast amounts of data, then turn the connections among data points into insights and strategies is creating new revenue streams for enterprises. But what happens when stored data reaches its freshness "expiration date"?


ZDNet [Singapore]: Cloud, free storage fuel data hoarding among Singapore firms
Only 9 percent of data in the average Singapore organisation is identified as business critical, or clean data, while 38 percent is deemed to be redundant, obsolete, or trivial (ROT). Compared to the global average of 15 percent, Singapore companies had a lower clean data percentage, and their ROT data was worse than the global average of 33 percent, according to Veritas Technologies' Global Databerg Report.


GCN: The money pit of stale, orphan data
Tossing that old, unused data could save organizations in 10-petabyte environments an estimated $20.5 billion annually, according to a recent report by data management vendor Veritas Technologies.


Computer Business Review [UK]: 85% of data is useless to business and is creating a $3.3 trillion drain on resources
News: Hoarding and a lack of policies in place will see a Databerg hit businesses. Dark and Redundant, Obsolete and Trivial (ROT) business data could cost organisations around the world $3.3 trillion to manage by 2020.


Cantech Letter [Canada]: Dark data dragging down already stretched IT resources, says report
Information management software vendor Veritas has released the second in its Databerg Report series, outlining the risks of ballooning amounts of data and the pressures on companies both to handle and make effective use out of what’s quickly becoming an unstructured and invisible mountain of data.


Storage Asia [Singapore]: Half of information stored by organizations globally is 'dark' data
Half or 52% of all information currently stored and processed by organizations around the world is considered ‘dark’ data, whose value is unknown, reveals the results of the “Global Databerg Report” released by Veritas Technologies. Additionally, another 33% of data is considered redundant, obsolete, or trivial (ROT) and is known to be useless. If left untamed, this dark and ROT business data will unnecessarily cost organizations around the world a cumulative S$4.6 trillion to manage by the year 2020.


CXO Today [India]: Only 15% Data Is 'Critical'; The Rest Don't Matter
Organizations often hold back too much data thinking that the more data the organization retains, the better will be the analytic outcome. Some believe that saving all data will protect them from online discovery penalties in the event of litigation. Unfortunately these data - often considered redundant, obsolete, or trivial (ROT) data can cost a lot to organizations.


CRN: XChange 2016: Veritas Emphasizes Independence With 'Time For Veritas' Campaign
Veritas is going all out to distance itself from its 10-plus years as part of security vendor Symantec with a campaign aimed at re-introducing the company as a leader in data protection and data availability. The new campaign, called "Time For Veritas," is aimed at helping partners and customers understand the value that an independent Veritas can bring, said Tricia Atchison, senior director of Americas channel marketing.


ComputerWorld [India]: Veritas Is Giant Force In Information Management: Channel Chief Mark Nutt
For almost two quarters, Veritas is operating as a separate company. Symantec sold Veritas for $8 billion last August. Information management company Veritas is fast capitalizing its product strength, brand loyalty and partner ecosystem. “We are investing in large Indian outsourcing companies. Because of their importance and influence, they are building not only in India but on global level. From investment perspective, it is good to be in India, investing in channels and globally developing strategic partnerships with some of the largest and most influential outsourcing companies,” said Mark Nutt, Global Channel Leader, Veritas.


HumanResources: Up the ranks: George Haddad takes up role as Veritas Technologies’ CHRO
George Haddad, previously the senior VP of HR at Concentrix, has been appointed as the chief human resources officer of Veritas Technologies, effective February 29, 2016. He reports to Bill Coleman, Veritas’ CEO, and is based at the company’s headquarters at Mountain View, California. In this role, his responsibility covers all aspects of human resource, from recruitment and compensation, talent development, to establishing and driving employee engagement and experience.


Computerworld [Singapore]: Veritas delivers insights into business data composition
Veritas is delivering insights into business data composition with the release of its Veritas Data Genomics Index. The company has also advanced retention and risk mitigation with new innovations to Enterprise Vault 12 and Data Insight 5.1 that improve information governance.


BusinessMirror [Philippines]: U.S. firm partners with WSI to take on PHL data market
The possible entry of a third player in the country’s information communications technology (ICT) sector is going to be a big business opportunity for backup and recovery solutions provider Veritas Technologies Llc.


Computer News Middle East [UAE]: Veritas presents new solutions to improve information governance
Veritas Technologies announced new innovations to its Enterprise Vault 12 and Data Insight 5.1 including advanced classification, support for Box, and automated remediation workflows. The solution, according to the company, aims to provide businesses with critical visibility into their unstructured data and empower informed decisions about what critical information to retain and what to delete for compliance, business value and discovery.


CRN: VARs See Some Risk But Much Reward Partnering With The New, Independent Veritas
Solution providers are hailing the return of Veritas Technologies as an independent provider of data protection and data management software and appliances, saying the company's innovation suffered while Veritas was part of Symantec. Mountain View, Calif.-based Veritas, for its part, last week celebrated its independence, which officially happened Jan. 29, with the introduction of new versions of its Enterprise Vault and Data Insight solutions. Veritas Releases Study Results On Data Management Along With Product Announcements
Today Veritas released their inaugural Data Genomics Index. This study is what Veritas is calling the “first accurate view of the composition of enterprise data.” The study was performed with Veritas’ extensive customer base of 50,000 enterprise customers worldwide, including 86% of the global Fortune 500, and analyzing tens of billions of files. Veritas is also announcing two new products, Enterprise Vault 12 and Data Insight 5.1.


InformationAge [U.K]: Is your business an expensive data museum? Study reveals 41% of data is gathering dust
According to a new study, the Data Genomics Index released by Veritas, many businesses are curating expensive data museums, with 41% of files managed by big businesses having not been touched in the last three years.12% of data can be categorised as 'ancient' or not touched within seven years.


Economic Times [India]: Over 40 pc all corporate data is stale but offers opportunity for businesses: study
This real-time view of today's corporate data reveals that over 40% of files have remained untouched for three years, creating an opportunity for businesses to positively impact their bottom line costs, according to Veritas Technologies' inaugural Data Genomics Index report. The Data Genomics Index inclines to set up a benchmark of enterprise data environments, catalyze interest and action.


Datanami: ‘Stale,’ ‘Orphan’ Data Hogging Storage, Index Finds
Companies are spending a lot of dough to store and archive data while trying to stay within increasingly strict data governance rules. Nevertheless, a new report on the “composition of enterprise data” concludes that more than 40 percent of corporate data has not been looked at in three years.


iTWire [Australia]: Data Genomics Index – who stores, what, when, where and why?
The Data Genomics Project set about understanding all about data storage issues – the who, what, when, where and importantly why so that enterprises (and consumers) could see how efficiently (or otherwise) storage was being used. The benchmark 'index' study relied on Veritas using ‘big data’ gathered from its enterprise clients – interrogating the metadata of files in their network attached storage - and came up with some astonishing findings.


TechTarget: Veritas Enterprise Vault updated after Symantec sell off
In its first product launches since splitting from Symantec, Veritas Technologies this week updated its Enterprise Vault archiving and Data Insight file analysis software. The vendor added enhanced classification, review and workflow capabilities and extended support for Box's online file sharing service.


ARN [Australia]: Veritas enhances Enterprise Vault 12 and Data Insight 5.1
Information management company, Veritas has made enhancements to its Enterprise Vault 12 and Data Insight 5.1, including advanced classification, support for Box, and automated remediation workflows. The solutions aim to give businesses visibility into their unstructured data and drive informed decisions about information to retain and what to delete for compliance and discovery.


Financial Review [Australia]Bill Coleman sees Veritas as start-up with IPO plans post $10.46b Carlyle buyout
The chief executive of US tech giant Veritas has flagged Australian growth as a key driver on a three-year path to IPO after it was acquired for $US7.4 billion ($10.46 billion) in a private equity buyout.


ChannelLife [New Zealand]: Veritas looks ahead following Symantec split
The split from security vendor Symantec is officially complete as Veritas Technologies this week begins life as a newly independent company. Led by new CEO Bill Coleman, the company is now focuses on providing businesses with software and services to collect, protect, analyse and optimise data.


Business Times [Singapore]: GIC, Carlyle-owned Veritas kicks off as independent entity
With Veritas Technologies formally starting out as a newly independent and private company from Tuesday, the company's CEO, Bill Coleman, is planning to use the company's strength in data management to take advantage of the exponential growth of data


Washington Post: Here’s what might be next for Carlyle’s latest multi-billion dollar takeover
When computer security giant Symantec agreed to off-load its data storage business to a D.C. buyout firm for $8 billion last summer, it looked like the sale of a unit that never quite lived up to its potential. After all, Symantec bought Veritas for $13.5 billion in 2005. But Bill Coleman, who took over as chief executive this week, says he was pleasantly surprised by what he found under the hood when he started evaluating the company for its new owners, the Carlyle Group, a year ago


Resellernews [New Zealand]: Symantec split official as Veritas goes it alone
Veritas Technologies is beginning life as a newly independent company, following its split from security vendor Symantec. Led by new CEO Bill Coleman, the new-look Veritas is now focused on providing businesses with software and services to collect, protect, analyse and optimise data, protecting 86 percent of the global Fortune 500 companies.


Computer Dealer News [Canada]: What an independent Veritas will look like
Veritas Technologies’ chief product officer Matt Cain provided CDN with a glimpse of what an independent Veritas will look like during an interview today. Cain told CDN the Feb. 1st date, the company’s first day as an independent company, is a milestone in many ways the first being that the company is now poised to drive growth with a level of focus it did not have in a number of years.


Enterprise Channels MEA [Dubai]: Veritas Embarks on a New Journey
Veritas Technologies is all set to embark on a journey as a newly independent company. Led by new CEO Bill Coleman, Veritas is focused on solving organizations’ exponentially growing data challenges. “We’re in a unique position as the company that manages and protects the world’s information, and I am honored to become part of the Veritas family to serve our customers and partners,” said Bill Coleman, CEO, Veritas.


Storage Newsletter [France]: Carlyle Group Completes Acquisition of Veritas, Finally for $7.4 Billion
Led by new CEO Bill Coleman, Veritas is focused on solving organizations' exponentially growing data challenges. Veritas provides businesses with software and services to help them collect, protect, analyze and optimize their data, so organizations can make smarter decisions, manage risk and minimize expense growth. The company is already protecting 86% of the global Fortune 500 and utilizing that visibility and intelligence to help drive better business results.


ITWire [Australia]: Veritas starts a new life
Veritas has completed the long but amicable divorce from Symantec and begins as a new, independent, information management company – a long way from where it started in backup and retrieval.


ITP.Net [Dubai]: Veritas Technologies back in business
Veritas Technologies is now operating as a privately held, independent company after the move to separate Symantec's business into two. The new company, which will be led by CEO Bill Coleman, says it is chasing a $24bn market across sectors including backup and recovery, integrated appliances, information availability and archiving solutions. Veritas solutions are already in use by 86% of the global Fortune 500 and the company intends to build on that.


ARN [Australia]: Veritas officially becomes independent
As of February 1, Veritas Technologies begins life as an independent company. The information management vendor is focused on solving data challenges, providing businesses with software and services to help them collect, protect, analyze and optimize their data.


Bloomberg Radio: Bloomberg Advantage: Coleman on Leading Veritas Transformation
The Bloomberg Advantage with Carol Massar and Cory Johnson. William Coleman, Chief Executive Officer Veritas, discusses his role as new CEO and plans for the company.


eWeek: Veritas Celebrates Feb. 1 as Independence Day from Symantec
Following an often-contentious 10-year business relationship, Veritas Technologies on Feb. 1 officially declared its independence from Symantec and began operations as a newly independent, privately owned company. The company, most well-known for its NetBackup data backup software, is counting Feb. 1 as its first day of business as a private entity.


Computer Dealer News [Canada]: Two views of the Veritas Symantec separation
Veritas Technologies officially begins its journey as an independent company today led by CEO Bill Coleman. While Coleman’s first day on the job is Feb. 1, it was announced in August of 2015 that the BEA Systems CEO would be taking over and Bill Krause would become chairman during the Symantec sell off of Veritas to the Carlyle Group. Coleman said the newly formed company is in a unique position in the cloud era as many organizations won’t own their data center or their own applications.


CRN [U.K.]: Veritas completes split from Symantec
Symantec has completed its sale of Veritas, which has relaunched as an independent company under the leadership of new chief executive Bill Coleman. Although Veritas is today taken into private hands, it suggested at its partner conference in November that it will one day want to return to the public market. This article contains comments from both Symantec and Veritas representatives.


TechTarget: Data backup and recovery software: 2015 Products of the Year finalists
NetBackup version 7.7 is the latest iteration of Veritas' enterprise data backup and recovery software product. This release offers a new cloud connector, and better integration with VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes, Microsoft Hyper-V, NetApp clustered Data Ontap and Microsoft SQL Server.


TechTarget: Data backup hardware: 2015 Products of the Year finalists
This is the latest iteration of Veritas' NetBackup Appliance for intelligent, end-to-end deduplicaton for physical and virtual environments. The NetBackup 5330 enterprise system expands to 229 TB and supports VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V. The system can perform deduplication as a source or target, inline or post-process. It has dual RAID controllers and multiple data paths. Veritas claims that the system is three times faster than the NetBackup 5230 for backup, more than five times faster for recovery and more than four times faster for replication.


TechTarget: Data storage management tools: 2015 Products of the Year finalists
Veritas' heterogeneous storage management software upgrade added a number of upgrades to improve performance. The SmartIO feature added application-level caching. The software also provides policy-based data tiering, and hardware or software-based replication for recovery at any distance.


TechTarget: Purpose-built backup appliance revenue up slightly
Worldwide factory revenues for purpose-built backup appliances grew 2.2 percent year-over-year in the third quarter this year, with revenue totaling $813.6 million, according to International Data Corp.’s Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker. Symantec and its Veritas business came in at No. 2 with 14.3 percent or $116.5 million in revenues.


ARN [AU]: Hitachi Data Systems nabs Veritas award
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, has been recognised at the Veritas 2015 Asia-Pacific and Japan partner awards as one of its top-performing partners and named global strategic partner of the year for the Asia-Pacific region. Veritas said the company was honoured for its dedication to achieving strong business growth and positive contribution to its customers, the partner community, and Veritas.


Trinidad and Tobago Newsday: Fujitsu, Veritas relaunch strategic partnership
Fujitsu Caribbean and its global strategic partner, Veritas, one of the world leaders in backup and information management, on Thursday relaunched their partnership in Trinidad and Tobago.


InfotechLead: Veritas appoints George Wong as channel leader for APJ
Veritas Technologies announced the appointment of Oracle veteran George Wong as the new channel leader for the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region — responsible for leading the APJ channel strategy. Recently, Veritas Technologies announced the appointment of Balaji Rao as India Sales Leader.


Reseller News: Refresh complete as Veritas unveils global partner program
Veritas Technologies has unveiled its independent global partner program, Veritas Partner Force, offering a refreshed approach based on extensive partner feedback. According to the backup and recovery experts, the program is designed to further reward information management partners focused on growing their business with Veritas.


Computerworld Singapore: Veritas hires George Wong as APJ channel leader
Wong will focus on developing and maintaining an ecosystem of partners to build capabilities across all platforms from backup and recovery, business continuity, software-defined storage and information governance.


ChannelLife: New channel boss to drive Veritas growth
Veritas, fresh from its split with Symantec, has appointed George Wong as its Asia Pacific and Japan channel boss as the company seeks increased customer reach and market scale across the region. Wong, who has 25 years experience in the technology sector, is charged with 'conceptualising and leading the APJ channel strategy' to drive those increases.


CRN: Veritas hires Asia-Pac channel boss out of Oracle
"I am pleased to bring George onboard to lead and grow our channel business in the APJ region," said Veritas global head of channel Mark Nutt. "With George’s experience and proven track record, I am confident that he will be able to accelerate our channel strategy to achieve success for our partners."


Channel Pro: Veritas unveils first channel programme after split from Symantec
Veritas has unveiled its new channel programme nearly a year since the announcement of its split from Symantec. Named Veritas Partner Force, the programme focuses on its information management partners. The revamped partner programme, announced at its Partner Link 2015 conference, follows feedback from the partner community, the firm says.


CRN UK: Veritas cuts distie contracts by 70 per cent
At its Partner Link conference in Monaco today, the vendor - which has recently operationally split from Symantec ahead of its legal separation in January - outlined its new partner strategy. The new plan is to work more closely with a smaller, more focused bunch of partners.


CRN UK: Soon-to-be-private Veritas plotting public comeback
At its Partner Link conference today in Monaco, the company talked up the benefits it predicts being private will bring the company and its partners - including being more agile and focused - but said eventually, returning to the stock exchange is the way to go.


CRN: AWS Re:Invent 2015: 11 Storage Products For AWS Clouds
Veritas, Mountain View, Calif., used AWS re:Invent to introduce upgrades to its NetBackup offering that provide enterprise businesses with an expanded backup and recovery choice for the new Amazon S3 Standard-IA storage service. Veritas NetBackup 7.7.1 now gives customers an easy backup and recovery integration with Amazon S3 Standard-IA (Infrequent Access) storage, with a promise of high service levels for the recovery of archived data on AWS.


Datamation: Enterprises are Hoarding 'Dark' Data: Veritas
Enterprises, particularly those in the U.K., have a massive storage management blind spot. Veritas, the backup and recovery company spun out of Symantec, has released its Databerg Report 2015 for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). For CIOs and storage administrators, it contains plenty of scares that have nothing to do with Halloween.


Computer Business Review: £576bn Databerg hits EMEA businesses
UK businesses are wasting up to £435k annually on redundant, obsolete or trivial data. Not only does the typical UK organisation report levels of ROT at 29% but they also have a problem with Dark Data which stands at 59%. This means that only 12% of their data is identifiable as business critical, which is lower than the EMEA average of 14%. The result of this is an estimated waste of corporate resources of £576bn on just storing ROT data across EMEA.


ITProPortal: Cat videos dominate business cloud data systems
Businesses are spending tons of money to keep their data in the cloud, but only a small portion of that data is actually business-critical. The rest is completely redundant, increasing their costs and putting their cyber-security at risk. These are some of the conclusions seen in a new report by Veritas Technologies, backup and recovery solutions firm. The report, entitled Databerg report 2015, looked at how European organisations across the public and private sector manage their data.


ITWeb: Dark data dominates SA's corporate networks
Companies in SA have one of the highest rates of ‘dark' data stored in their corporate networks. This is according to the results of Veritas Technologies' Databerg Report 2015, which looked at how public and private sector organisations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) manage their data.


TechWeekEurope: Cat Videos And Porn: The Dark Data Plaguing UK Businesses
These so called ‘databergs’, monolithic chunks of redundant ‘dark’ data are stockpiling in European businesses’ cloud servers and hard drives and causing all sorts of headaches for bosses, especially with just 12 percent of the money spent on data storage in an average mid-sized UK business actually being used on business-critical storage. This is all according to information management firm Veritas, which was this year spun out of cybersecurity giant Symantec.


Business Cloud News: Veritas warns of ‘databerg’ hidden dangers
Backup specialist Veritas Technologies claims European businesses waste billions of euros on huge stories of useless information which are growing every year. By 2020 it claims the damage caused by this excessive data will cost over half a trillion pounds (£576bn) a year.


EdTech: Developing A Real Backup Plan with Symantec's Backup Exec 15
With an administrator’s guide that runs more than 1,300 pages, this is not a product for the novice or the faint of heart. Backup Exec 15 is fully capable of supporting backups and disaster recovery for the largest multinational organization.


BBC News: Six things firms should do to improve cybersecurity
But many businesses don't even know what data they have stored on their systems, let alone how important it is, such is the complexity of their legacy computer systems and the recent proliferation of digital data from mobile and "internet of things" devices. According to a recent survey by information management firm Veritas, 59% of the data in UK IT systems is unclassified "dark data.”


Storage Review: Veritas Releases NetBackup Copilot For Oracle
Today at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Veritas announced its new NetBackup Copilot for Oracle allowing a revolutionary new way to protect Oracle databases. Copilot extends Veritas’ enterprise-class product portfolio and gives users visibility into backup and recovery processes.


Computer Dealer News: Veritas updates NetBackup with new Amazon S3 standard support
At this year’s GTEC, Veritas has announced that its data protection solution NetBackup will support the new Amazon S3 standard, IA cloud platform, as well as improve on support for the AWS GovCloud.


TechTarget: IT channel news roundup from the week of Oct. 12
Independent of Symantec, information management technology vendor Veritas Technologies LLC unveiled the Veritas Partner Force program. The redesigned program increases the cap for opportunity registration from $500,000 to $1 million while maintaining payout rates. Additional changes to the program include a revamped Growth Accelerator Rebate and simplified path to Platinum-member status.


Computer Dealer News: Veritas executives on channel conflict, the competition, and the EMC deal
Veritas‘ inaugural partner conference has wrapped up in Orlando, but many may be asking themselves, what now? For those in the channel who are still unsure where they fit in the road map of this new entity that is this information management software vendor, its EVP of worldwide sales, Brett Shirk, offered some concrete insights.


Computer Dealer News: Veritas channel chief launches new strategy for 2016
Veritas Technologies’ Americas channel chief Rick Kramer dropped by the ITWC studios to discuss what the company’s vision will be after the separation of Symantec becomes official. Kramer was interviewed by CDN Editor Paolo Del Nibletto for the video feature and is asked what customers and channel partners should expect to see from Veritas come the new year.


ChannelBuzz: Veritas debuts post-split partner program
According to Veritas North American channel chief Rick Kramer, the new program was designed to meet partner requests to reduce complexity and become easier to do business with.


Channel Partners Online: Veritas Rolls Out Independent Partner Program as It Separates From Symantec
As it prepares to become a standalone company, Veritas Technologies has announced its independent global partner program focused on its information-management partners.


Computer Dealer News: Veritas unveils its first channel program but potential partners may need to look elsewhere
Dubbed “Veritas Partner Force,” the program is the company’s first independent of former parent company Symantec, which unveiled its own standalone program last week to coincide with the two companies operating independently.


Storage Review: Veritas Upgrades NetBackup & Now Supports AWS S3 Standard-IA
Veritas Technologies LLC announced that it has upgraded its enterprise-class data protection solution, NetBackup, to version 7.7.1. This latest upgrade fully supports Amazon Simple Storage Service Standard-Infrequent Access (Amazon S3 Standard-IA). This upgrade gives Veritas customers an expanded choice for backup and recovery within Amazon Web Services (AWS).


SME Channels: Marcus Loh of Veritas is talking about the advantage after the demerger
Veritas APJ Technology Practice Director Marcus Loh discusses how the separation from Symantec will allow Veritas to focus on meeting information management customer needs.


SME Channels: Marcus Loh, Director for Technology Practice, APJ, Veritas
Veritas APJ Technology Practice Director Marcus Loh discusses how Veritas’ new product portfolio helps companies manage an ever-increasing amount of data.


Image and Data Manager Magazine: Preventing Information Chaos with Unstructured Data
At the recent Chief Data Officer Summit in Melbourne, Veritas Senior Vice President Greg Muscarella presented a session on The Importance of Gaining Insight into Your Unstructured Data. Afterwards, IDM asked Greg to outline some of his recommendations.


CRN: 34 New Offerings Proving VMworld Is The Key Storage Conference
Veritas, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company that is in the process of splitting from corporate parent Symantec, used VMworld 2015 to demonstrate its most recent solutions.


Network World: Hottest products at VMworld 2015
Network World names Veritas’ NetBackup 7.7 and Resiliency Platform among the hottest products featured at VMworld 2015.


PR Week: CMO: How PR will 'rebirth' global tech brand after 10 years in the shadows
The chief marketing officer of data storage company Veritas has underlined how PR will be the key comms driver to relaunch the brand after 10 years in the shadow of parent company Symantec, the US cyber security firm.


Data Center Knowledge: Equity Group Takes Veritas Private in $8B Deal
Previously, Veritas has outlined a product strategy centered around a modern information management platform that starts with its NetBackup software running on-premise and in the cloud and then extends to include analytics and a software-defined data management platform. Once clear of Symantec, Gannon said, Veritas expects to be able to more aggressively implement that product strategy.


eWeek: Veritas Goes Private for $8 Billion Following Split from Symantec
The fact that Veritas was hitting the road out of Symantec was not a surprise because the company announced the split last October. The original plan was that the 32-year-old storage company would simply spin out on its own as a publicly traded company; that is, until Carlyle showed serious interest a few months ago.


TechTarget: Symantec split: $8 billion buyout to liberate Veritas
According to John Gannon, executive vice president and general manager of Veritas, private ownership of the information management business will give company executives unique advantages that will allow them to be more aggressive and more nimble, as the company pursues its business strategy.



Computer Business Review: Veritas Q&A: Going solo & taking on the $25bn market
Sitting down with CBR's Joao Lima, Veritas' Matt Ellard and Ian Wood spoke about how the fresh split from Symantec will create a billion dollar business opportunity for the company.


The Register: Cain says Veritas is in fine fettle as able Symantec preps for split
Data storage biz Veritas has announced five product releases and updates, and set out its product strategy as an independent operation during and after its separation from Symantec.


IT Business Edge: Veritas Reveals Information Management Ambitions, Updates NetBackup
After being officially spun off from Symantec this year, Veritas today revealed that it plans to focus on delivering a robust portfolio of information management products and services that will span on-premise and cloud deployments.


Silicon Valley Business Journal: As Symantec split nears, Veritas reveals new tools to manage growing data volume
As Veritas Technologies Corp. — Symantec Corp.'s information-management arm — prepares to split off from the Mountain View technology and cybersecurity company, it has revealed new products Tuesday to help companies manage and back up their data.


ZDNet: Veritas unveils product strategy for post-Symantec future
Veritas might not be a common brand name in the IT business, but it likely will be shortly -- as soon as it spins off from its maker-of-sorts, Symantec.