Latest software delivers unique capabilities on the Solaris 10 platform
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - March 15, 2005 - Drawing from a dozen years of innovation and collaboration, VERITAS Software Corporation (Nasdaq: VRTS) today extended its storage management and high availability offerings to include full support of Sun Microsystem’s Solaris™ 10 Operating System (OS). Further, VERITAS is delivering on its commitment to support new releases of operating systems within 90 days of general availability with the release of the 4.1 versions of VERITAS Storage Foundation™, VERITAS Cluster Server and VERITAS Volume Replicator software. Sun customers can now upgrade to the Solaris 10 OS with confidence that VERITAS will deliver the same industry leading storage management and high availability technology it does today for Solaris 8 and 9, while adding new capabilities specifically designed to take advantage of the latest innovations included in the Solaris 10 OS.
"VERITAS software has already helped The Philadelphia Stock Exchange increase storage utilization by more than 25 percent," said Bill Morgan, CIO, Philadelphia Stock Exchange. "The new features in VERITAS Storage Foundation 4.1 will help us drive further cost efficiencies and simplify the management of our tiered storage model. Furthermore, because VERITAS software supports Solaris 10, we have seen tremendous operating system performance gains that will allow us to better serve our customers."
“By taking the most-advanced OS on the planet and making it free of charge and open source, Sun has seen huge demand for Solaris 10,” said Tom Goguen, vice president, Operating Platforms Group, Sun Microsystems, Inc. “Now Sun and VERITAS customers can take advantage of the latest IT solutions in their data centers."
Streamlined Management: Increased Performance of Core Storage Management Functions VERITAS Storage Foundation software now offers full support for the latest features and enhancements included in Solaris 10, such as Solaris Containers, DTrace and new security functionality with Process Rights Management and Solaris Secure Execution. Additionally, VERITAS Storage Foundation software now includes a robust application program interface (API) and complete software development kit (SDK). These additions make it easier for companies to standardize on a common storage management platform across heterogeneous storage and server environments. In addition, partners and third-party developers can now write new applications to fully utilize VERITAS’ storage management framework.
Optimized Data Availability VERITAS Cluster Server 4.1 helps provide increased levels of data availability for applications, databases and servers as well as enhanced protection against downtime, whether planned or unplanned, in a local or wide area Solaris 10 environment as well as deployments using Solaris 10 Containers. VERITAS enables customers to securely provision and consolidate servers for cost savings and increased utilization by providing the option to cluster each individual container or the complete host, helping provide high availability to not only the host but the virtual operating system instances residing on the host. VERITAS Cluster Server can help protect against downtime and eliminate this single point of failure commonly found within Solaris 10 container environments. With VERITAS Cluster Server 4.1, Solaris customers can upgrade their environments to version 10 and attain greater levels of local and wide area application and data availability.
Enhanced Performance: Data Replication over IP VERITAS Volume Replicator 4.1 gives Solaris 10 customers the ability to replicate and recover critical data regardless of the type of application or database being run in the environment, including Oracle RAC databases. Volume Replicator offers synchronous or asynchronous replication of clustered databases to help protect customers from storage outages and enable quick database recovery. Volume Replicator also adds bandwidth throttling controls to deliver increased performance and flexibility of data replication over IP. Bandwidth throttling helps reduce network replication costs by limiting peak replication activity and freeing-up bandwidth for other critical applications that require network resources.
"VERITAS is committed to delivering the leading heterogeneous storage management and high availability platform to the large enterprise," said Robert Soderbery, vice president, Storage and Server Management Group, VERITAS Software. "Today's enhancements underscore our decade long commitment to the Solaris platform with a set of new capabilities now available on Solaris 10."
Pricing and Availability VERITAS Storage Foundation, VERITAS Cluster Server and VERITAS Volume Replicator software are scheduled to become generally available in April 2005. Pricing for VERITAS Storage Foundation software starts at USD $1,495 per server, VERITAS Cluster Server starts at USD $2,995 per server and VERITAS Volume Replicator starts at USD $4,495 per server.
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VERITAS Software, one of the 10 largest software companies in the world, is a leading provider of software and services to enable utility computing. In a utility computing model, IT resources are aligned with business needs, and business applications are delivered with optimal performance and availability on top of shared computing infrastructure, minimizing hardware and labor costs. With 2004 revenue of $2.04 billion, VERITAS delivers products and services for data protection, storage & server management, high availability and application performance management that are used by 99 percent of the Fortune 500. More information about VERITAS Software can be found at www.veritas.com
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