Veritas, IBM join forces in the cloud
IBM and Veritas Technologies have announced a collaboration designed to help enterprises working with increasing data volumes better manage, optimise and protect data across hybrid cloud environments.
As part of the agreement, Veritas has certified the IBM Cloud Object Storage family of software and cloud services for use with Veritas NetBackup 8.0. As a result, both Veritas and IBM clients can gain a more efficient way to migrate data from on-premises systems to the cloud for greater storage capabilities and efficient management of their growing unstructured data. Based on IBM's acquisition of Cleversafe in 2015, IBM Cloud Object Storage brings advanced object storage technology to the cloud.
In addition, IBM has also certified NetBackup 8.0 to run on the IBM Cloud to offer clients additional data protection for cloud-based workloads. NetBackup 8.0 has an anticipated availability of 2Q17 and will be available for order from the IBM Bluemix Catalog of services. Through this model, customers will have the tools to rapidly provision or modify infrastructure more cost-effectively across the IBM Cloud.
The agreement also calls for joint go-to-market and support initiatives from both companies, designed to help customers accelerate their adoption of cloud services by leveraging the combined enterprise expertise of IBM and Veritas.
"Enterprises demand availability, scalability and resiliency of their technology environments, whether on premises or in the cloud," said Mike Palmer , executive vice president and chief product officer, Veritas.
"The extension of our relationship with IBM provides customers with these benefits across hybrid cloud environments powered by IBM."