Veritas, Microsoft sign multi-year cloud deal

Grazed from ITWire. Author: Sam Varghese.

Information management vendor Veritas Technologies and Microsoft have signed a multi-year deal to promote the use of the Azure cloud platform for hosting Veritas Enterprise Vault.cloud management and governance service. The two companies will jointly sell hybrid cloud storage solutions.

Under the deal, the data protection software Veritas NetBackup 8.0 will support storage tiering to Azure. A statement said this would give businesses a chance to reduce costs and avoid deploying additional storage. It said Veritas Backup Exec 16 now supported movement of back-up data to Azure, reducing time and costs and improving resource savings...

Veritas has selected Azure as the cloud backend on which to run its Enterprise Vault.cloud service which provides policy-based information retention to streamline eDiscovery and helps Office 365 subscribers find archived information. Mike Palmer, executive vice-president and chief product officer, Veritas, said: "Enterprises increasingly rely on cloud computing to advance digital transformation...

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