Veritas Technologies today at Microsoft Ignite 2021, announced a strategic initiative with Microsoft to further advance Veritas Enterprise Data Services with Microsoft Azure. Building on a 20+ year relationship, Veritas will collaborate with Microsoft to simplify data management while reducing IT complexity for the enterprise by delivering solutions built on Microsoft Azure.
The collaboration between Veritas and Microsoft aims to address some of the biggest challenges facing enterprises today, such as the growing threat of ransomware while operating in complex hybrid cloud environments with unprecedented data growth. Veritas will work with Microsoft to significantly simplify the traditionally siloed data management and data services across on-premises, virtual, cloud and SaaS environments.
Strategic collaboration between both companies will focus on:
• Ransomware resilience built for on-premises, virtual, cloud and SaaS environments with integrated threat detection, immutability, and automated recovery.
• Delivering agile and operationally scalable data protection solutions built on Microsoft Azure Blob Storage.
• Reducing total cost of ownership related to data management through Azure integrated cloud management and subscription models.
• Reduced compliance risk by delivering unified visibility across on-premises, hybrid, Azure data and workloads, with integrated analytics.
In addition to the outcomes described above, the collaboration will simplify how customers take advantage of the Veritas Enterprises Data Services built on Microsoft Azure. For instance, Veritas will bring data protection and archiving built on Azure to SaaS applications and data by providing NetBackup SaaS Protection as an Azure Marketplace subscription offering.
Deepak Mohan, Executive Vice President, Products Organization of Veritas, said: “Enterprise customers across the globe have long relied on Veritas to provide the most scalable and reliable data management solutions for the hybrid cloud. Now with Microsoft, we are committed to delivering the next generation of cloud enabled data management capabilities through rapid innovation to help our customers keep their data protected and always available in today’s reality of looming and persistent ransomware threats.”