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Veritas and Nutanix expand joint data protection capabilities

Veritas Technologies has extended its existing partnership with enterprise cloud computing company Nutanix in a bid to maximise management capabilities for multi-cloud deployments through combined organisation proficiencies.

The partnership will aim to help joint customers benefit from greater protection for all virtualised workloads running on Nutanix and provide 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 also now certified to protect workloads virtualised on AHV, Nutanix's native hypervisor.

Through NetBackup 8.1, joint customers will now be able to optimise 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.

The first is focusing on how to spend less time worrying about data centre infrastructure and more time on the applications and services that power business.

The second is helping 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.

Rama Kolappan, vice president of product management and alliances says, “Organisations 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.”

“With the combined power of Nutanix and Veritas that blends a leader in hyper-converged 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.”

According to Veritas, the extended partnership 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, providing rapid recovery of business-critical applications and data.

  • The ability to rapidly deploy next-generation, scale-out, multi-petabyte, hyper-converged workloads with NetBackup Parallel Streaming.

  • Simplified data protection and recovery through the integration of Veritas CloudPoint with AHV, Nutanix’s native hypervisor for managing snapshot operations.

Veritas says there are also new opportunities for joint go-to-market and support initiatives from both companies.

These opportunities are 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.

Venugopal Pai, Nutanix vice president of strategic alliances and business development says, “Today’s organisations must plan for a hybrid IT environment with users requiring more versatile solutions that are open to any hardware, hypervisor or cloud,”

“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.” Veritas also says the expanded partnership will enable channel partners to customise solutions for mutual customers that require data protection capabilities when adding critical hyper-converged 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.

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