IBM, Veritas Join to Offer New Data Management in Hybrid Clouds

As part of the deal, Veritas has certified the IBM Cloud Object Storage lineup of software and cloud services for use with Veritas' next version of NetBackup, v8.0.

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LAS VEGAS--IBM and Veritas Technologies on March 20 revealed a collaboration designed to bring new cloud-based object storage and data-management options to enterprises that may or may not already have installations of the two companies' products in their hybrid cloud systems.

Another result of the deal is that IBM will be making Veritas' best-selling NetBackup available for sale as part of its Bluemix Cloud catalog of services.

The announcements were made at IBM Interconnect 2017 conference here at the Mandalay Bay. InterConnect is IBM's cloud and cognitive conference where more than 20,000 developers, clients and partners are being introduced to the latest advancements in cloud computing through 2,000 sessions, labs and certifications.

Veritas has certified the IBM Cloud Object Storage lineup of software and cloud services for use with Veritas' next version of NetBackup, v8.0. Both Veritas and IBM clients now gain an efficient way to migrate data from on-premises systems to the cloud for greater storage capabilities and efficient management of growing unstructured data.

IBM Cloud Object Storage, which is the rebranded Cleversafe--which IBM acquired in 2015--brings Big Blue's advanced object storage technology to the cloud.

To make sure all the details have been given complete due diligence, IBM has also certified NetBackup 8.0 to run on the IBM Cloud to provide additional data protection for cloud-based workloads.

NetBackup 8.0 has an anticipated availability of Q2 2017 and will be available for order from the IBM Bluemix Catalog of services, Veritas said.

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.

The announcement builds on a long-standing relationship between IBM and Veritas that includes joint adoption of one another's technology in order to address customer challenges.

Last year, Veritas adopted IBM Cloud for the migration of its corporate IT environments for internal global systems. It also migrated its development and testing environment from on-premises systems to the IBM Cloud, giving Veritas developers the ability to quickly develop, test, deploy and manage new cloud-based applications and services.

Similarly, IBM Resiliency Services includes Veritas NetBackup as an integral part of its managed Backup-as-a-Service offering.

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