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Veritas' New Cloud Data Management Options Put More Value Into Cloud-Based Operations


September 20, 2016

As more and more companies make moves into cloud-based environments, in like fashion does the demand for cloud-based systems increase to give those companies plenty of options in figuring out which tools to put in play. Recently, Veritas Technologies brought out a new lineup of cloud data management solutions designed to address some of the biggest problems companies have when making the move to the cloud.

The Veritas lineup offers points to address not only data availability, but also data insight and data protection, making sure that not only is the data reachable by the right users, but not reachable by the wrong users, and helping ensure that the right users get the most out of that data. With Veritas' systems, not only is it simpler to manage the overall operation of hybrid cloud systems—which can get fairly complex by most any reckoning—but businesses are better able to derive value from these systems.

With the data availability systems, like Veritas HyperScale for OpenStack, users get a better ability to deploy applications over OpenStack, which represents enterprise-grade power from a comparatively smaller system. Plus, software-defined storage systems from Veritas Access mean that files are better stored, and that storage can be dynamically adjusted as needed, without the need to bring in a lot of fresh infrastructure, a cost-saving move anywhere.

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Data insight, meanwhile, is supplied by both NetBackup and Information Map, systems that bring together insight and protection capabilities to help better manage so-called “dark data,” or data unclassified by many systems. Thanks to these two tools working together, IT staffers can get a complete visual-based insight into overall data operations, including all that unstructured dark data.

Data protection is perhaps the most standard feature offered here, turning to Veritas NetBackup as a way to securely back up all the data generated from a variety of sources. NetBackup currently works with both Google and Amazon Web Services, and will soon work with OpenStack and Microsoft Azure.

What's particularly noteworthy about these three platforms is that all three are operating together under the same umbrella. Seeing protection and insight work together, meanwhile, only makes this a more impressive picture than it was to begin with. When Veritas can offer this level of value, covering this many waterfronts all from one platform, it's going to be a system whose value proposition is crystal clear from go. This should draw in quite a bit of interested business as all the sales reps will have to do is point to some of the supplementary material and say “it does all this.”

There's some significant versatility coming off the Veritas package, and with that kind of versatility in hand, the value is likewise clear. With much of this available now and some upgrades set to follow, Veritas should ultimately have a winner on its hands. 




Edited by Maurice Nagle

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