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VERITAS partners with Datastor to extend its market opportunities in New Zealand

  • 24 February, 2004 13:15

<p>For Immediate Release</p>
<p>VERITAS partners with Datastor to extend its market opportunities in New Zealand</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia, February 24, 2004 — VERITAS Software Corporation (Nasdaq: VRTS), the leading provider of enterprise storage software, has appointed Datastor to distribute a range of products specifically in the area of data protection, disaster recovery and storage management.</p>
<p>“VERITAS has experienced strong sales in New Zealand and this combined with our storage resource management offerings, spurred us to seek a relationship with a leading player in the local market,” said Frank Zanotto, National Partner Manager for VERITAS Software. “We chose to partner with Datastor because of its excellent reputation and their team’s strong understanding of the storage market in New Zealand.”</p>
<p>As a leading storage provider in New Zealand, Datastor supplies high quality storage products for the enterprise and mid-range markets. As a solution provider they work closely with their customer base to develop the right solutions for specific needs, a critical element for large enterprise customers today.</p>
<p>According to Vic Dickerson, Managing Director of Datastor NZ, “Our strong product knowledge and after sales support allows us to provide a unique distribution model.”</p>
<p>“By working with VERITAS, the leading storage software provider in the market, we can now offer our customers the best possible solution regardless of their needs.”</p>
<p>VERITAS is recognised as the worldwide leader in both volume management/ virtualisation and Windows server backup and recovery software markets. VERITAS' award-winning products for the Windows environment provide application availability, performance and automation capabilities, the key building blocks for customers to deploy Utility Computing. Utility Computing represents a fundamental shift in the way that IT delivers applications to business users. Applications are managed to agreed-upon levels of availability and performance, adapting dynamically to changing business demands. Hardware and labor costs are reduced through leveraging shared pools of storage and servers and automatic provisioning of resources.</p>
<p>About VERITAS Software
With revenues of $1.77 billion in 2003, VERITAS Software ranks among the top 10 software companies in the world. VERITAS Software is the world's leading storage software company, providing data protection, storage management, high availability and disaster recovery software to 99 percent of the Fortune 500. VERITAS Software’s corporate headquarters is located at 350 Ellis Street, Mountain View, CA, 94043, tel: 650-527-8000, fax: 650-527-8050, e-mail: vx-sales@veritas.com, Web site: www.veritas.com.</p>
<p>About Datastor
Datastor has been in business since 1988 and is owned by Vic Dickerson who has enjoyed a lengthy and successful background in the computer industry. As a nation-wide distributor, Datastor (NZ) Ltd. specialise in comprehensive data storage solutions and is a market leader in these fields.</p>
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<p>This press release may include estimates and forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the risk that we will not gain market acceptance of our products and services, the risk that we will not be able to maintain the quality of our end-user customer and partnering relationships, and the risk that we will not manage our business effectively, that could cause the actual results we achieve to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. For more information regarding potential risks, see the "Factors That May Affect Future Results" section of our most recent report on Form 10-K on file with the SEC. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.</p>
<p>Copyright© 2004 VERITAS Software Corporation. All rights reserved. VERITAS, the VERITAS Logo, NetBackup, CommandCentral, and all other VERITAS product names and slogans are trademarks or registered trademarks of VERITAS Software Corporation. VERITAS, the VERITAS Logo, NetBackup Reg. U.S. Pat. &amp; Tm. Off. Other product names and/or slogans mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.</p>
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Press Contacts:</p>
<p>Narelle Wilson, General Manager Marketing, Australia and New Zealand, VERITAS Software
(61 2) 8220 7000, narelle.wilson@veritas.com</p>
<p>Fiona Martin, Account Director, Max Australia
(61 2) 9954 3492, fiona.martin@maxaustralia.com.au</p>

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