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VERITAS Extends Support for AMD64 Technology; Provides Customers Seamless Transition to 64-bit Computing

VERITAS expands compatibility with AMD Opteron processor-based systems providing increased choice and investment protection across Windows and Linux environments.
Mountain View, CA - June 7, 2005 - VERITAS Software Corporation (Nasdaq: VRTS) today extended its industry leading portfolio of storage, server and data management products to support AMD Opteron processor-based servers. With the immediate availability of VERITAS Storage Foundation and VERITAS NetBackup software for AMD Opteron processor-based systems running Microsoft Windows and Red Hat Linux and SUSE Linux, as well as VERITAS OpForce software for Red Hat Linux and SUSE Linux, and VERITAS Backup Exec for Windows Servers, VERITAS continues to deliver unparalleled platform flexibility and choice.
AMD Opteron processor-based systems offer new and better price/performance levels and enable customers to invest in 64-bit servers to run 32-bit applications today with the assurance of seamless migration to 64-bit applications in the future. With Microsoft's recent announcement of Windows Server 2003 X64 Edition support for AMD64 technology, customers can continue to embrace powerful 64-bit applications without sacrificing their existing hardware investments in AMD Opteron processor-based systems. (see related press release)
"VERITAS' support confirms the growing momentum of systems based on the AMD Opteron processor in the enterprise," said Joe Menard, corporate vice president, software strategy and alliances, AMD. "Customers can get the high performance they need from a wide array of server suppliers and run the x86 operating system of their choice. VERITAS' powerful 64-bit software for Windows and Linux will further accelerate the adoption of industry-standard AMD64 platforms."
VERITAS products that will immediately support AMD Opteron processor-based systems, include:
  • VERITAS Storage Foundation software combines VERITAS Volume Manager and industry leading VERITAS File System for complete, online storage management.
  • VERITAS OpForce software automates the process of server provisioning by discovering server hardware, installing operating systems, configuring applications, and modifying network settings on multiple servers simultaneously.
  • VERITAS NetBackup software delivers enterprise-class data protection for the largest Windows, Solaris and Linux enterprise environments, including corporate data centers.
  • VERITAS Backup Exec for Windows Servers provides comprehensive, cost-effective, high-performance, and certified backup and recovery.
"AMD has played a vital role in the advancement of industry-standard 64-bit processing, bringing new price-performance options to mid-sized businesses and enterprises alike," said Rob Soderbery, vice president, Storage and Server Management Group, VERITAS Software. "VERITAS' support for Windows and Linux on AMD Opteron processors offers customers an increased range of choices as they transition to 64-bit computing."

Availability and Pricing

The products are available immediately with prices starting at: $400 USD for VERITAS Storage Foundation; $2000 USD for VERITAS NetBackup; $7500 USD per management server and $500 USD per managed CPU for VERITAS OpForce; and $295 USD for the Remote Agent for Backup Exec for Windows Servers software.

About VERITAS Software

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.

For More Information Contact:

Vineeta Durani , Corporate Communications , VERITAS Software
(650) 527-4199 , vineeta.durani@veritas.com

Andrew McCarthy , Corporate Communications , VERITAS Software
(650) 527-3183 , andrew.mccarthy@veritas.com

Tim Harvey , Investor Relations , VERITAS Software (650) 527-4523 , tim.harvey@veritas.com
This press release may include estimates and forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the risk that we will not gain market acceptance of our products and services, the risk that we will not be able to maintain the quality of our end-user customer and partnering relationships and the risk that we will not manage our business effectively, that could cause the actual results we achieve to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. For more information regarding potential risks, see the "Factors That May Affect Future Results" section of our most recent annual and quarterly report on file with the SEC. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.
Copyright 2005 VERITAS Software Corporation. All rights reserved. VERITAS, the VERITAS Logo, Backup Exec, NetBackup, OpForce, and VERITAS Storage Foundation are trademarks or registered trademarks of VERITAS Software Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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