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Veritas Announces the Enterprise Data Services Platform

Veritas Technologies has announced the Enterprise Data Services Platform, a unified set of technologies designed to abstract the complexity of enterprise IT. The platform, which is powered by Veritas NetBackup 8.2, allows customers to get what matters to them most, simply: highly available apps, always protected and recoverable data, and insights that drive operational efficiency and regulatory compliance.

“Infrastructure complexity is damaging IT’s ability to meet the demands of today’s always-on enterprise,” said Greg Hughes, chief executive officer, Veritas. “Our new Enterprise Data Services Platform, powered by NetBackup 8.2, allows enterprises to gain control of their data to help them manage its growth, reduce the impact of ransomware, and prove compliance for on-prem and cloud environments.”

While many enterprises believe most of their data should be backed up, the reality is very different. According to the recent Value of Data study conducted by Vanson Bourne for Veritas, 57 percent of business data in the UAE is “dark data”. Why? Most often, it is because enterprises do not know what data exists in their organization or where it lives. NetBackup 8.2 helps enterprises address this by supporting more than 500 data sources and over 150 storage targets, including 60 cloud providers. It can be deployed in any form factor, making it the most versatile and extensible approach to data management available on the market today.

“The UAE’s rapid move towards digitalization means businesses must rethink how they both manage and leverage their data to gain competitive advantage,” commented Johnny Karam, Regional Vice President, Emerging Region, Veritas Technologies. “Our new Enterprise Data Services Platform will give businesses the power to simplify the entire process, so they can attain total control over their most critical business asset – their data. Moving forward, this will help accelerate enterprises towards greater operational efficiencies, driving down costs and increasing profitability across the board.”

The recent Value of Data study concluded that 83 percent of respondents felt data silos were negatively impacting their organization’s ability to prove regulatory compliance. To solve this problem, Veritas is introducing a new unified information intelligence tool — Veritas Information Studio — that provides clear visibility, targeted analysis, and informed action on data. Information Studio is the newest addition to Veritas’ Insights portfolio, which also features APTARE, the industry’s leading IT analytics solution for managing data for storage and backup systems for hybrid cloud environments.

“Exponential data growth, prominent data threats like ransomware, and a highly volatile and ever-changing data regulatory environment are not new challenges for businesses to deal with, but complexity stymies IT’s ability to solve these challenges and better empower the business,” said Phil Goodwin, Research Director, IDC. “Abstracting this complexity, while improving application availability, is what IT organizations need and what Veritas is addressing.”

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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