by Adam Armstrong

Veritas Partners With AWS To Deliver 360 Data Management

Today Veritas Technologies announced that it has formed a technology alliance with Amazon Web Services (AWS). This new alliance will bring the capabilities of Veritas 360 Data Management to companies that are leveraging AWS. Veritas states that this will accelerate migration to the cloud as well as improve the management of applications and data across hybrid cloud environments. 

Veritas has made a commitment to customers to help them enable data management capabilities across hybrid architectures while helping enterprise IT organizations successfully navigate their journey to the cloud. The announcement today with AWS, furthers this commitment. Cloud adoption is continuing to grow in most industries. Using its software-driven approach, Veritas is able to ensure organizations can protect hardware and software investments while integrating and moving their data and applications to the cloud at the best pace for their business.

The technology alliance has enhanced and created a some new solutions for Veritas 360 Data Management. These include:

  • The Veritas Resiliency Platform now orchestrates the entire migration or failover/failback operation to/from AWS, helping to save customers time and money, simplifying the user experience, and increasing disaster recovery readiness. With the Veritas Resiliency Platform, organizations are able to simply move and automate the recovery of virtualized infrastructure to AWS with a single click. This enables organizations to fully consolidate standby data centers to the cloud.
  • Veritas InfoScale for AWS enables enterprise applications like SAP and Oracle can run in AWS while preserving on-premises performance, resiliency, and scalability. This gives customers a viable alternative to completely refactoring each application, which can be costly and time consuming. All of this is accomplished through a unified, easy-to-use management console, simplifying the customer experience.
  • Veritas Access provides performance and cost-optimized software-defined storage for unstructured data workloads. Today, customers are able to use Veritas Access and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) as a low-cost storage tier for unstructured data workloads and optimize data migration to AWS. Soon customers will also be able to run Veritas Access as an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance and automatically provision the right tier of Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) or Amazon S3 storage to meet application performance requirements. Veritas Access intelligently identifies highly-accessed data and caches it locally to boost application performance and enable the provisioning of lower cost tiers to meet the same requirements.  When data is no longer being accessed, it can be moved to additional tiers via customer-defined policy, further optimizing the environment.  
  • For customers looking to protect their hybrid cloud data, Veritas NetBackup and Veritas Backup Exec offer a simple and reliable data protection experience. As previously announced, AWS customers can use the NetBackup Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for a preconfigured and customizable cloud deployment. Veritas will continue investing in unified data protection and further integration of AWS services with respect to both NetBackup and Backup Exec.


The Veritas Resiliency Platform, Veritas Access on premises with storage tiering to Amazon S3, and Infoscale for AWS are available now. Veritas Access running on AWS will be available later this year.

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