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Veritas Extends Windows Leadership with Advanced Storage Management Software

  • 09 December, 2003 15:48

<p>Provides customers key building block to deploy utility computing in Windows environments</p>
<p>MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - December 9, 2003 - VERITAS Software Corporation (Nasdaq: VRTS), the leading storage software provider, today announced the availability of VERITAS Storage Foundation™ 4.0 for Windows, storage management and virtualization software that integrates with Microsoft platforms to flexibly manage storage in Windows environments. VERITAS volume management and virtualization technology enables users to pool heterogeneous storage resources to increase availability. VERITAS Storage Foundation 4.0 for Windows is a key component of the company’s building block approach to utility computing, providing the critical foundation of “always-on” storage availability across heterogeneous storage arrays combined with simplified storage management for Windows environments.</p>
<p>VERITAS Storage Foundation for Windows extends VERITAS’ leadership in Windows server backup and recovery1 to include volume management and virtualization. VERITAS Storage Foundation 4.0 for Windows provides advanced volume management and virtualization capabilities for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Storage Server 2003. The new software includes licensable options for Dynamic Multipathing (DMP), FlashSnap and an option for Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) support. VERITAS is recognized as the worldwide market leader for volume management and virtualization with 69.9 percent market share.2</p>
<p>An option to VERITAS Storage Foundation for Windows, VERITAS FlashSnap™ is a software-based snapshot solution that leverages Microsoft’s Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS), a Windows Server 2003-based technology that enables Microsoft-supported snapshots of Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Microsoft SQL Server 2000 for quick-recovery, high-performance backups and restores. VERITAS FlashSnap also provides off-host processing for testing, data analysis and reporting. Through the VERITAS Storage Foundation for Windows Dynamic Multipathing Option, VERITAS supports the largest breadth of heterogeneous storage arrays of any Microsoft partner - from low-end disk to high-end arrays.</p>
<p>“With the release of VERITAS Storage Foundation 4.0 for Windows, industry leaders Microsoft and VERITAS continue to work together, providing robust enterprise storage support for Windows environments,” said Zane Adam, director of product management and marketing for the Enterprise Storage Division at Microsoft. “Together, Microsoft and VERITAS provide customers with constant data availability, which is the foundation for any enterprise storage strategy on the Windows platform.”</p>
<p>VERITAS Storage Foundation 4.0 for Windows also includes:
· Integration with Microsoft’s latest storage technologies: Volume Copy Shadow Service (VSS), Virtual Disk Service (VDS) and Automated System Recovery (ASR)
· Dynamic Multipathing support for 11 new storage array families, including storage area network (SAN)-based failover and load balancing capabilities for existing and new storage arrays
· High availability through Dynamic Relayout, which delivers automated online reconfiguration capabilities to increase performance and eliminate downtime
· Simplified management with Storage Foundation Assistant, which provides ready access to the most commonly used commands to simplify IT administration and increase efficiency</p>
<p>“VERITAS is building on its technology partnership with Microsoft to enable our joint customers to fully leverage the new storage technologies in Windows Server 2003 and Windows Storage Server 2003,” said Bob Maness, senior director of product marketing, VERITAS Software. “With VERITAS Storage Foundation for Windows, VERITAS provides the core foundation for building storage solutions to meet the critical availability requirements necessary for customers to deploy a utility computing environment using Windows technology.”</p>
<p>VERITAS customers can license and deploy as much of the VERITAS Storage Foundation for Windows software as they need, with one CD that includes advanced volume management technology as well as VERITAS FlashSnap, Dynamic Multipathing and an option for MSCS support.</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability
VERITAS Storage Foundation 4.0 for Windows is available immediately starting at US$695 for the Server/Standard Edition.</p>
<p>About VERITAS Software</p>
<p>With revenues of $1.5 billion in 2002, 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 <mailto:vx-sales>, Web site: www.veritas.com <http:>.</http:></mailto:vx-sales></p>
<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 maintain market acceptance of our products and services and the risk that we will not be able to maintain or increase the quality of our end-user customer and partnering relationships 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 and Form 10-Q 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 © 2003 VERITAS Software Corporation. All rights reserved. VERITAS, the VERITAS Logo, FlashSnap, VERITAS Storage Foundation, and all other VERITAS product names and slogans are trademarks of VERITAS Software Corporation. VERITAS and the VERITAS Logo 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>
<p>1Source: Gartner Dataquest “2002 Storage Management Software Market Share” (April 15, 2003) states that VERITAS is the leader in Worldwide Windows Server backup/recovery software with 56.3% market share.
2 Source: Gartner Dataquest “2002 Storage Management Software Market Share” (April 15, 2003) states that VERITAS has 69.9% of the worldwide Volume Management and Virtualization market with VERITAS Volume Manager™ software.</p>
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<p>Local contact:
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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