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Building on a Decade of Innovation, VERITAS Software Unveils Sweeping Storage Management Enhancements

  • 25 February, 2004 11:10

<p>For Immediate Release</p>
<p>Building on a Decade of Innovation, VERITAS Software Unveils Sweeping Storage Management Enhancements</p>
<p>Innovations build foundation for deploying utility computing in heterogeneous storage environments</p>
<p>MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – February 25, 2004 – VERITAS Software Corporation (Nasdaq: VRTS), the leading storage software provider, today announced the availability of VERITAS Storage Foundation™ 4.0, storage management and virtualization software which allows organizations to gain control of storage complexity by improving utilization while simplifying the administration of heterogeneous environments. VERITAS Storage Foundation integrates VERITAS Volume Manager, the market-leading1 storage virtualization software and VERITAS File System, an industry standard file system to manage multiple operating systems across storage devices and databases, helping to ensure continuous availability of mission-critical data.</p>
<p>Integral to the company’s strategy to enable utility computing, VERITAS Storage Foundation software (formerly VERITAS Foundation Suite™) provides the basis for increasing the availability, manageability and performance of systems and storage, driving down costs through shared storage infrastructure.</p>
<p>“As our data volumes grow, we need to feel confident that we can effectively manage our storage environment through streamlined administration,” said Stuart Hepworth, development manager, East Midlands Electricity based in the UK. “VERITAS Storage Foundation provides us with a data management solution to help ensure continuous availability of our mission-critical data, while delivering optimal performance and efficient manageability to support our new Field Force E-enablement application.”</p>
<p>As the most significant release of VERITAS’ core storage management technology since the company introduced virtualization and file system software in 1992, VERITAS Storage Foundation 4.0 delivers these key industry innovations:</p>
<p>Increased Storage Utilization: With online file migration, unimportant or rarely accessed files can be transferred, through policy-based file distribution, from expensive storage arrays to inexpensive storage devices without any disruption to the IT user.
Simplified Server Migration: With the portable data containers feature, Storage Foundation provides heterogeneous storage support by allowing data to be easily shared between servers with different operating systems.
Reduced Downtime: As a key innovation in VERITAS Storage Foundation, dynamic multi-pathing spreads data across multiple network paths for improved performance and availability.
Increased Administrator Productivity: Provisioning templates allow administrators to consistently and accurately provision new storage using standardized, user definable configuration templates, eliminating configuration errors.</p>
<p>Additionally, VERITAS Storage Foundation is tailored to meet the needs of wide-ranged storage environments. For organizations requiring enhanced database support, VERITAS Storage Foundation for Oracle, Sybase and DB2 delivers improved performance, availability and manageability of database ecosystems. For advanced clustering capabilities, VERITAS Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC and VERITAS Storage Foundation Cluster File System include both cluster volume managers and cluster file systems for concurrent data access from multiple servers.</p>
<p>“We are continually working to provide our customers with the advanced technology to simplify the management and improve the performance of complex storage systems in our core storage management product areas,” said Jose Iglesias, vice president, product management, VERITAS Software. “This milestone release of VERITAS Storage Foundation brings our customers one step closer to adopting a utility computing environment, maximizing utilization and reducing overall costs.”</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability
VERITAS Storage Foundation 4.0 is available immediately starting at US $2,495.</p>
<p>About VERITAS Software
With revenues of $1.77 billion in 2003, VERITAS Software ranks among the top 10 software companies in the world. VERITAS Software is the world’s leading storage software company, providing data protection, storage management, high availability and disaster recovery software to 99 percent of the Fortune 500. VERITAS Software’s corporate headquarters is located at 350 Ellis Street, Mountain View, CA, 94043, tel: 650-527-8000, fax: 650-527-8050, e-mail: vx-sales@veritas.com, Web site: www.veritas.com.</p>
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<p>This press release may include estimates and forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the risk that we will not gain market acceptance of our products and services, the risk that we will not be able to maintain the quality of our end-user customer and partnering relationships, and the risk that we will not manage our business effectively, that could cause the actual results we achieve to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. For more information regarding potential risks, see the "Factors That May Affect Future Results" section of our most recent report on Form 10-K on file with the SEC. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.</p>
<p>Copyright© 2004 VERITAS Software Corporation. All rights reserved. VERITAS, the VERITAS Logo, NetBackup, CommandCentral, and all other VERITAS product names and slogans are trademarks or registered trademarks of VERITAS Software Corporation. VERITAS, the VERITAS Logo, NetBackup Reg. U.S. Pat. &amp; Tm. Off. Other product names and/or slogans mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.</p>
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<p>Press Contacts:</p>
<p>Narelle Wilson, General Manager Marketing, Australia and New Zealand, VERITAS Software
(61 2) 8220 7000, narelle.wilson@veritas.com</p>
<p>Fiona Martin, Account Director, Max Australia
(61 2) 9954 3492, fiona.martin@maxaustralia.com.au</p>

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