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VERITAS Announces Availability of Data Lifecycle Manager 5.0; Launches Partner Program to Manage Broad Range of Data Types

  • 30 March, 2004 11:14

<p>For Immediate Release</p>
<p>VERITAS Announces Availability of Data Lifecycle Manager 5.0; Launches Partner Program to Manage Broad Range of Data Types</p>
<p>VERITAS opens solutions center in New York City to help customers evaluate and leverage technologies for managing data to meet regulatory requirements</p>
<p>MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – March 30, 2004 – VERITAS Software Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTSE) announced today the general availability of VERITAS Data Lifecycle Manager 5.0 software, designed to help organizations meet global regulatory requirements for data management – from creation to deletion – across all storage media. In addition, VERITAS announced new partnerships aimed at offering integrated solutions to simplify and standardize management and archiving of structured and unstructured data – from e-mail to digital files to text – using the common Data Lifecycle Manager API. The company also announced the opening of its new VERITAS Solutions Center in New York City to provide customers joint solution overviews, leveraging VERITAS and expanded partnership technologies. The initial focus is aimed at solutions, which manage data and business processes to address regulatory requirements.</p>
<p>Previously, customers with archiving and retrieval requirements could only choose from point product solutions, each having its own storage infrastructure and requiring specialized IT talent and disparate technical support. Using VERITAS Data Lifecycle Manager, customers can automate the management of files and messaging data using powerful policy-driven retention, migration and deletion processes. With its high-speed search and index capabilities for new and previously archived data, VERITAS Data Lifecycle Manager provides customers an integrated solution with VERITAS’ market-leading data protection solutions, VERITAS NetBackup™ and VERITAS Backup Exec™ software. This not only allows VERITAS customers to leverage their existing investments in data protection to address compliance without adding new hardware, but also to index historical backup information from VERITAS NetBackup software – enabling a user to easily search across potentially terabytes of data spanning multiple years in one search.</p>
<p>“Customers are faced with nonstop data growth, limited IT budgets and new government and industry regulations that require them to retain, track, locate and retrieve growing amounts of information, and document these processes,” said Brenda Zawatski, vice president of product marketing, VERITAS Software. “In addition to the capabilities of VERITAS Data Lifecycle Manager and its integration with VERITAS NetBackup, VERITAS Backup Exec, and VERITAS CommandCentral™ Service software, we’ve created an alliance program which offers customers ways to centrally manage a broad range of data formats, helping them achieve regulatory compliance while controlling IT costs.”</p>
<p>VERITAS Partners to Extend Data Management Capabilities
The new VERITAS partner program is aimed at offering customers a set of joint solutions that unify the management of disparate data formats on a common data lifecycle management platform that will integrate heterogeneous storage devices with backup/restore software and archive connectors for database, application, enterprise content management, file system, e-mail and instant-messaging data.</p>
<p>VERITAS plans to provide partners an application programming interface (API) and developer’s kit that enables the integration of their applications and hardware with VERITAS Data Lifecycle Manager. Participants in the VERITAS Enabled™ Data Lifecycle Manager partner program, include technology providers such as Akonix, Autonomy, Exivity, Facetime, IM Logic, Network Appliance, Pegasus, Plasmon, Princeton Softech, Sherpa Software and StorageTek.</p>
<p>VERITAS Solutions Center
Opening this week, the new VERITAS Solutions Center is located at 380 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y., and is designed for customer briefings, presentations and hands-on demonstrations of solutions comprised of products from VERITAS and its partners. This center will initially focus on solutions which address regulatory and governance requirements through simplified, automated data lifecycle management across heterogeneous IT environments.</p>
<p>VERITAS VISION 2004
VERITAS VISIONä 2004, May 3-7, at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, aims to educate IT professionals on the key building blocks for utility computing – availability, performance and automation – helping IT departments align service levels and costs with business needs. Insightful keynote speakers, educational breakout sessions, networking events and product demos from hundreds of exhibitors will underscore this year’s theme, “UTILITY. NOW.” To register for the VERITAS VISION 2004 conference and for more information, visit: www.veritas.com/vision</p>
<p>VERITAS ENABLED DATA LIFECYCLE MANAGER PARTNER QUOTES</p>
<p>Akonix: “Akonix is pleased to provide integration between our Akonix L7 Enterprise solution and VERITAS Data Lifecycle Manager," said Francis Costello, chief marketing officer, Akonix Systems. “Using the Akonix and VERITAS partnered solution, customers can integrate instant messaging (IM) archive data from multiple IM systems captured by Akonix L7 Enterprise into their overall compliance and archiving strategies. This helps VERITAS customers address regulatory needs for IM communications and allows them to leverage their investment across multiple communications technologies.”</p>
<p>Autonomy: “VERITAS is a strategic new partner for Autonomy, and we are pleased to be working with them in the area of compliance,” said Stouffer Egan, CEO, North American operations, Autonomy.  “VERITAS is the most recognized leader in providing data protection, and Autonomy is the leader in providing scaleable, automated solutions for managing unstructured data.  With Autonomy's technology embedded in the new VERITAS Data Lifecycle Manager, VERITAS and Autonomy are extending data protection to address the complexity of managing data from creation to deletion.”</p>
<p>Exivity: “Exivity is a leader in innovative Domino e-mail management for mid-market to enterprise-level companies, and we are excited to partner with VERITAS under the VERITAS Enabled™ Program,” said Frank Woo, president, Exivity.  “Customers can benefit from our complementary technologies that can manage their exploding data growth using the Exivity product suite and also help address long-term archival and regulatory requirements using VERITAS Data Lifecycle Manager.”</p>
<p>FaceTime: “The integration of FaceTime's IM Auditor with VERITAS Data Lifecycle Manager software extends data protection for our customers to address data management concerns and also help reduce the total cost of ownership for data,” said Christopher Dean, senior vice president, marketing and business development, FaceTime Communications, Inc.  “As the provider of solutions that secure, manage and extend instant messaging (IM) and other forms of real-time communications in the enterprise, FaceTime is pleased to integrate industry-leading partner solutions such as VERITAS Data Lifecycle Manager to provide even greater value to our customers.”</p>
<p>IMlogic: “Instant Messaging is pervasive in most large organizations and must be managed, archived, retained and retrieved to help address regulatory requirements,” said Jon Sakoda, vice president, products, IMlogic.  “With VERITAS and IMlogic, customers can benefit from best-of-breed integration, resulting in a centralized solution for IM, e-mail and other electronic documents, which can help lower management and administrative costs.”</p>
<p>Network Appliance: “VERITAS Data Lifecycle Manager, combined with NetApp NearStore and SnapLock software, can address today's data management challenges, while helping customers reduce their total cost of ownership," said Patrick Rogers, vice president, partners and alliances, Network Appliance. “Our simple, heterogeneous solution can enable customers to gain greater value from their storage infrastructure, optimizing storage assets, providing data protection and automating the management of data from its creation to disposal.”</p>
<p>Pegasus: “VERITAS Data Lifecycle Manager software and Pegasus InveStore ® together provide an integrated, cost-effective archiving and compliance storage solution,” said Roy Slicker, president and CEO, Pegasus Disk Technologies. “Pegasus' broad, heterogeneous support for legacy optical and new blue laser WORM storage devices in conjunction with VERITAS Data Lifecycle Manager can help customers protect their data authenticity and preserve long-term data access in archival scenarios.”</p>
<p>Plasmon: “Plasmon is delighted that VERITAS' exciting new Data Lifecycle Manager with Pegasus InveStore supports our G-Series UDO (Ultra Density Optical) libraries,” said Dave DuPont, vice president of marketing, Plasmon.  “VERITAS Data Lifecycle Manager with UDO provides a simple, comprehensive and, most importantly, a particularly cost-effective solution to help address regulatory, litigation and competitive archival storage requirements.”</p>
<p>Princeton Softech: “Customers today are dealing with critical business issues such as maintaining application performance, complying with new government regulations and increasing operational costs of their database environments,” said Geoff Hogan, executive vice president of corporate development and alliances, Princeton Softech. “Princeton Softech's database archiving solution integrated with VERITAS' data management portfolio can help address these challenges while achieving greater cost efficiencies in our customers’ IT and business environments.”</p>
<p>Sherpa Software: “Sherpa Software is extremely excited to collaborate with VERITAS on an automated data management solution. Mail Attender's proven e-mail management and archiving capabilities coupled with VERITAS Data Lifecycle Manager software will help simplify the very complicated task of retaining and retrieving data through policies and provide a critical solution to the marketplace,” said Kevin Ogrodnik, vice president, strategic alliances, Sherpa Software.  “The integrated Mail Attender / VERITAS Data Lifecycle Manager solution will ease administrative resources by transferring data back and forth, enabling customers to manage information from creation through deletion.”</p>
<p>StorageTek:  “VERITAS’ Data Lifecycle Manager, a component in their utility computing initiative, is a natural complement to our information lifecycle management strategy,” said Mark Ward, vice president and general manager, information lifecycle management solutions, StorageTek. “Both are aimed at providing customers with intelligent storage solutions that maximize the value of their IT resources by storing the right data on the right medium.”</p>
<p>About VERITAS Software
VERITAS Software, one of the top 10 largest software companies in the world, is a leading provider of software to enable utility computing. In a utility computing model IT resources are aligned with business needs, and business applications are delivered with optimal performance and availability on top of shared computing infrastructure, minimizing hardware and labor costs. VERITAS products for data protection, storage &amp; server management, high availability and application performance management are used by 99 percent of the Fortune 500. More information about VERITAS Software can be found at www.veritas.com.</p>
<p>Press Contacts:
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>
<p>Copyright © 2004 VERITAS Software Corporation. All rights reserved. VERITAS, the VERITAS Logo, Backup Exec, CommandCentral, Net Backup, VERITAS Enabled, and VERITAS VISION are trademarks or registered trademarks of VERITAS Software Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.</p>

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