Veritas Outlines Linux Roadmap
Announcing Linux versions of its clustering and NAS software, Veritas says more Linux products are to come.NEW YORKVeritas Software Corp. announced today Linux versions of its clustering and network-attached storage software, and promised future Linux products for IBMs zSeries server, Oracle Corp.s database and storage resource management software. "We see some of the largest enterprise clients we have no longer just kicking the tires," Veritas Chairman, CEO and President Gary Bloom said here in reference to Linux implementations. "Clearly one of our limiting factors today has been the Solaris-only stack for the appliance technology," and so "we see the same opportunity as Linux grows," he said. "Veritas can now make sense in this area, [but] itll be interesting to see how the cannibalization comes into play," said Evan Flecker, an analyst with ST Capital Partners here.
The companys Cluster Server is being beta tested by customers such as Amazon.com and The Weather Channel. "We churn on average 4 or 5 terabytes a day of new data. Were very excited to see Veritas come out with a storage management solution that puts Linux in that play," Bill Watson, manager of systems administration, said in a presentation here.