Veritas Unveils New Information Management and Governance Solutions Across On-Premise and Cloud Platforms

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Veritas, Symantec’s information management business, has introduced new offerings, which it says, address the needs of rapidly evolving enterprise data centers, and provide significant upgrades to its core portfolio of backup and information management products.

A previously announced operational separation of Veritas and Symantec is scheduled for October 2015, with the complete separation to take place by January 2016.

According to the vendor, enhancements to current products will enable simpler management in hybrid cloud infrastructures and extended protection for VMware and Microsoft virtual environments. Veritas is also introducing new products that enable businesses to delve deep into their data stores to recognize and prioritize information across their organizations.

“Our customers find themselves at the crossroads of an information explosion and a fundamental shift in the way infrastructure is delivered,” said Matt Cain, executive vice president and chief product officer for Veritas. “To make sense of tremendous volumes of data, we know that traditional infrastructure-centric approaches alone no longer work. These new offerings will help our customers realize information availability while gathering the insight critical to supporting their business goals.”

The key Veritas product updates and new releases include:

Veritas NetBackup7.7, the latest version of Symantec’s enterprise-grade backup solution, which introduces enhanced data center integration for VMware vSphere 6 and Microsoft Hyper-V, as well as support for hybrid-cloud deployments leveraging Amazon Web Services, Google Nearline and others. Cloud performance has also been improved and is up to 30 times faster than previous versions, the company says.

Veritas InfoScale solutions, which provide application availability and software-defined storage to meet data center challenges such as operational complexity, tool proliferation, unpredictable service levels and lack of agility through a single, web-based management interface.                                          

Veritas Resiliency Platform, whichhelps customers ensure critical business applications consistently meet stringent Service Level Agreements. The solution brings visibility, simplicity and automation to service continuity, restoring predictability across enterprise IT business services.

Veritas Data Insight 5.0, which will extend unstructured data analytics to support governance across on-premises storage platforms and Box cloud storage. By applying a user-centric lens to data forensics, Data Insight, which will be available later this summer, offers business users the ability to monitor anomalous user activity and behavior, and expands the application of data analytics for retention management, access compliance, and a better understanding of how user risk relates to data sensitivity.       

Veritas Information Map, which is acloud application that enables companies to gain better visibility into their unstructured data. Information Map, planned for availability later this summer, will take metadata from Veritas NetBackup, store it in the cloud and present this data in a visual navigation tool to identify areas of risk, areas of value and areas of waste across a customer’s primary content repositories.