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Veritas launches enterprise data services platform

Mon 24 Jun 2019
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Data protection services provider 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, aims to allow customers to get what matters to them most: 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,” says Veritas chief executive officer Greg Hughes.

“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 impact of ransomware, and prove compliance for on-prem and cloud environments.”

Starting with protection: The evolution of backup

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, 52% of business data is “dark data” and unmanaged by policy.

Most often, it is because enterprises do not know what data exists in their organisation 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.

New in NetBackup 8.2 

Protect data on virtual infrastructure

  • Agentless architecture for VMware
  • Support for RedHat KVM and OpenStack
  • First Docker Certified backup and recovery solution for containers

Accelerate the journey to the cloud

  • 2X faster backups to the cloud
  • Support for cloud archive storage tiers such as AWS Glacier and Deep Archive
  • Automation of disaster recovery to and in the cloud
  • Cloud-native data protection with application consistency for Oracle, Microsoft SQL and MongoDB

Deploy, integrate, and scale infrastructure

  • API-first approach that enables data protection automation and integration
  • Backup, orchestration, cataloging and replication with native snapshot technologies
  • Self-service with ServiceNow and VMware vRealize plugins 

Layering on availability: Automation, orchestration, and performance matter

The right technology for 24/7 business should provide complete infrastructure abstraction. It should support any OS, application, hypervisor, cloud and storage; provide automation and orchestration of data recovery and testing; and give businesses the ability to monitor applications for availability and peak performance.

New in InfoScale

  • Ability to cluster AWS availability zones for migrated, mission-critical applications
  • Support for Chef and Ansible platforms
  • IPv6 support
  • New solutions for Nutanix, Dell EMC ScaleIO, and NVM Express
  • Security enhancements

Generating insights: Achieving regulatory readiness

The recent Value of Data study concluded that 83% of respondents felt data silos were negatively impacting their organisation’s ability to prove regulatory compliance. To solve this problem, Veritas is introducing a new unified information intelligence tool — Veritas Information Studio — that provides visibility, targeted analysis, and informed action on data. 

New in Information Studio

  • Connectors to over 20 cloud and on-premises data repositories including NetBackup
  • Visual rendering of metadata to identify what exists, where it exists, and who has access
  • Classification of data to identify personally identifiable information (PII)
  • Deletion to reclaim storage resources, lower costs, and reduce risks

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.

IDC research director Phil Goodwin says, “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.” “Abstracting this complexity, while improving application availability, is what IT organisations need and what Veritas is addressing.”

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