Feeds

Veritas and NetApp snuggle up

Deeper ties

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Building on a promise made earlier this year, Veritas and Network Appliance have forged closer ties, linking their respective software and hardware products with ease of use in mind.

The two companies have announced their first set of product bundles aimed at specific storage tasks such as data lifecycle management and back-ups. The alliance between the two companies will see some Veritas software packages released first and tuned for NetApp filers. In addition, NetApp will now resell various Veritas products.

"Last August, we indicated that we would strategically align our activities," said Rob Soderbery, VP of business development at Veritas in an interview. "We're back for the first time, in this case, with two integrated solutions."

As is often the case with such integrated solution exercises, the actual product does not arrive for some time. The Veritas Data Lifecycle Manager/NetApp SnapLock combination will not appear until the first quarter of next year, and the NetBackup/NetApp SnapVault pairing will not arrive until the second half on next year.

Patience is required.

The data lifecycle management package is aimed at helping administrators pull off policy-based data migration and archiving between NetApp NearStor systems and servers running Windows, Unix and Linux. As one might expect, the NetApp hardware will run Veritas' Data Lifecycle Manager software.

One particular feature the two companies have worked on here is the ability to trigger NetApp's SnapLock software via the Veritas DLM product.

The second package from the vendors includes Veritas' popular NetBackup software with NetApp's NearStor ATA-based storage systems. Administrators can use the Veritas GUI to perform disk-to-disk-to-tape and filer-to-filer backups.

Over the long haul, the two companies are convinced that their shared engineering efforts will result in better performance for end users. They plan to add to these two offerings in the coming months. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
It's Big, it's Blue... it's simply FABLESS! IBM's chip-free future
Or why the reversal of globalisation ain't gonna 'appen
IBM storage revenues sink: 'We are disappointed,' says CEO
Time to put the storage biz up for sale?
'Hmm, why CAN'T I run a water pipe through that rack of media servers?'
Leaving Las Vegas for Armenia kludging and Dubai dune bashing
Microsoft and Dell’s cloud in a box: Instant Azure for the data centre
A less painful way to run Microsoft’s private cloud
Facebook slurps 'paste sites' for STOLEN passwords, sprinkles on hash and salt
Zuck's ad empire DOESN'T see details in plain text. Phew!
Windows 10: Forget Cloudobile, put Security and Privacy First
But - dammit - It would be insane to say 'don't collect, because NSA'
prev story

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.