VERITAS Software and Network Appliance Join Forces, Expand Partnership
Mountain View, Calif. - August 12, 2003
-- VERITAS Software Corporation (Nasdaq: VRTS), the leading storage
software provider, and Network Appliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTAP), a
leading provider of enterprise network storage solutions, today
announced they have signed an agreement to expand their existing
strategic partnership. After a number of years of successfully
integrating their joint solutions for advanced data protection,
high availability, and storage resource management, VERITAS
Software and Network Appliance have expanded their partnership to
cooperatively develop and deliver integrated solutions to
customers-through joint sales and marketing, product integration
and qualification, and cooperative technical support. [View
related partnership information on right side of this
"IT complexity is a real challenge for users today," said Steve
Duplessie, founder and senior analyst, Enterprise Storage Group.
"Tighter collaboration among strategic vendors, rather than
vertical integration, is really what IT professionals want in order
to increase the return on their IT investment. This deal shows how
two market leaders can accomplish something that is not only good
for each of them, but for their combined customers as well."
"VERITAS and NetApp have worked together for a number of years to
integrate our best-in-class product offerings that support all
major Windows, UNIX, and Linux platforms," said Gary Bloom,
chairman, president and CEO of VERITAS Software. "To ensure that we
effectively bring our joint solutions to market, we are expanding
our strategic partnership with NetApp to align our sales forces,
marketing activities and channel partners."
"We are enthusiastic about our expanded alliance with VERITAS and
are confident that NetApp and VERITAS together offer the best data
protection, storage management, and support solutions available,"
said Dan Warmenhoven, chief executive officer of Network Appliance.
"By combining our offerings into robust solutions, together we help
our customers gain greater performance and value from their storage
- Current VERITAS and Network Appliance
Advanced Data Protection Solutions
- Network Appliance™ Unified Storage
Backup and Restore via VERITAS NetBackup™ for NDMP for
reliable, easy-to-use NDMP backup and restore.
- Disk-based Backup via VERITAS NetBackup
software to NetApp® NearStore™ Systems for more
efficient disk-based data protection that reduces backup windows,
delivers faster data recovery, and lowers backup and restore costs
vs. the expense of managing tape resources.
- Data Migration with VERITAS NetBackup Storage
Migrator to NetApp Storage Systems™ for higher performance
and efficient hardware consolidation.
High Availability Solutions
- Replication with VERITAS™ Volume
Replicator to NetApp Storage Solutions for replication from
multi-vendor server and storage environments to a remote location.
Purpose-to guard against threat of data loss and prolonged
- Oracle Database performance optimization with
VERITAS™ Cluster Server using NetApp Storage Systems for
elimination of unplanned downtime, error detection, and flawless
fail over to additional resources.
Storage Resource Management
- VERITAS StorageCentral™ software
management of NetApp Storage Systems for consolidated management of
SAN and NAS environments, to intelligently control storage growth
and plan future storage requirements.
About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions
for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992,
Network Appliance has delivered technology, product and partner
firsts that continue to drive "The evolution of storage.™"
Information about Network Appliance solutions and services is
available at www.netapp.com.
About VERITAS Software
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 application
performance management software to 86 percent of the Fortune 500.
VERITAS Software's corporate headquarters is located at 350 Ellis
Street, Mountain View, CA, 94043, telephone: 650-527-8000, fax:
firstname.lastname@example.org, Web site:
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