Veritas, NetApp Tighten Integration to Battle EMC

Veritas automates process of creating snapshots on NetApp filers.

Veritas Software Corp. and Network Appliance Inc. this week said that users of NetBackup 5.1 and NetBackup 5.1 Advanced Client can now automatically create snapshots on NetApp filers.

Glenn Groshans, director of product marketing at Veritas, said the release of NetBackup 5.1 and its support for snapshots is the first of three projects mapped out for co-development by the two companies. Many believe the two companies partnered in 2003 to compete with EMC Corp. and its Legato software division.

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