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Veritas and Microsoft form strategic collaboration

Veritas Technologies has launched a strategic initiative with Microsoft to further advance Veritas Enterprise Data Services with Microsoft Azure.

user icon Nastasha Tupas
Fri, 05 Nov 2021
Veritas and Microsoft form strategic collaboration
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Veritas NetBackup's data protection capabilities are already offered on Microsoft Azure and Azure Stack HCI.

Integrated with Azure Blob Storage, the offering aims to deliver:

  • secure, durable, compliant and scalable long-term retention of hybrid Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) data;
  • automated storage tiering with optimised client-side deduplication;
  • scalable disaster recovery and migration orchestration;
  • integrated IaaS, PaaS and SaaS backup and recovery; and
  • ransomware resilience integration including network-isolated automated recovery.

In a bid to further build on a 20-plus year relationship, Veritas and Microsoft are collaborating to simplify data management while reducing IT complexity for the enterprise by delivering solutions built on Microsoft Azure.

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The initiative was unveiled at Microsoft Ignite 2021 and this latest Veritas and Microsoft collaboration aims to address some of the biggest challenges facing enterprises today, such as the growing threat of ransomware while operating in complex hybrid cloud environments with unprecedented data growth.

Veritas is set to work with Microsoft to significantly simplify the traditionally siloed data management and data services across on-premises, virtual, cloud and SaaS environments.

Strategic collaboration between both companies will focus on:

  • Ransomware resilience built for on-premises, virtual, cloud and SaaS environments with integrated threat detection, immutability and automated recovery.
  • Delivering agile and operationally scalable data protection solutions built on Microsoft Azure Blob Storage.
  • Reducing total cost of ownership related to data management through Azure-integrated cloud management and subscription models.
  • Reduced compliance risk by delivering unified visibility across on-premises, hybrid, Azure data and workloads, with integrated analytics.

Veritas and Microsoft are currently delivering the combined capability and reliability enabling Arup’s hybrid cloud environment to scale, according to Rob Greig, global chief information officer at Arup.

"The business-critical solutions make it seamless to move and manage data to the Azure Cloud and helps us manage workload risks including vulnerabilities and ransomware."

"The deeper collaboration will provide us with even more integrated solutions across our ecosystem,” Greig said.

According to Judson Althoff, executive vice-president and chief commercial officer of Microsoft, the collaboration aims to address some of the most pressing challenges facing enterprises today.

"Veritas has long collaborated with Microsoft to deliver data protection solutions to enterprise customers."

"With Veritas’ Enterprise Data Services built on Microsoft Azure, customers will benefit from hardened ransomware resiliency and simplified management of hybrid cloud environments,” Althoff said.

Additionally, the collaboration is designed to simplify how customers take advantage of the Veritas Enterprises Data Services built on Microsoft Azure. For instance, Veritas will bring data protection and archiving built on Azure to SaaS applications and data by providing NetBackup SaaS Protection as an Azure Marketplace subscription offering.

Enterprise customers across the globe have long relied on Veritas to provide the most scalable and reliable data management solutions for the hybrid cloud, according to Deepak Mohan, executive vice-president for products organisation at Veritas.

"Now with Microsoft, we are committed to delivering the next generation of cloud-enabled data management capabilities through rapid innovation to help our customers keep their data protected and always available in today’s reality of looming and persistent ransomware threats," Mohan added.

With a commitment to work collaboratively on further engineering projects and go-to-market strategies, Veritas expects to be able to spotlight further joint initiatives with Microsoft as the relationship continues to evolve.

[Related: US State Department puts bounty on DarkSide leaders]

Nastasha Tupas

Nastasha Tupas

Nastasha is a Journalist at Momentum Media, she reports extensively across veterans affairs, cyber security and geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific. She is a co-author of a book titled The Stories Women Journalists Tell, published by Penguin Random House. Previously, she was a Content Producer at Verizon Media, a Digital Producer for Yahoo! and Channel 7, a Digital Journalist at Sky News Australia, as well as a Website Manager and Digital Producer at SBS Australia. Nastasha started her career in media as a Video Producer and Digital News Presenter at News Corp Australia.

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