VERITAS Partners Worldwide See Golden Opportunities in Backup Exec 10.0
NEW YORK - January 18, 2005 - VERITAS Software Corporation (Nasdaq: VRTS) channel partners, including Bell Microproducts, CDW Corporation, DLT Solutions, TechData and The Lloyd Group, voiced strong support today for the company's new VERITAS Backup Exec™ 10.0 Suite of Windows data protection software. The company also announced the VERITAS Virtual Academy, a new online, on-demand education center for partners and users of VERITAS software solutions worldwide, as well as new course offerings to help partners sell, deliver and support the Backup Exec 10.0 Suite (see related press releases, issued today).
CDW, a VERITAS partner since VERITAS' inception, provides a broad range of technology solutions to business, government and education organizations in the United States and Canada. "We view VERITAS as playing a pivotal role with us in responding to customers' needs for solutions in areas such as business continuity and regulatory compliance," said Harry J. Harczak, Jr., executive vice president of sales, CDW Corporation. "The centralized management capabilities of the Backup Exec suite announced today will be one of the most attractive features for customers. Businesses with multiple locations, for example, will be able to easily orchestrate back up and replication from one location."
Bell Microproducts is one of the largest storage focused distributors in the United Kingdom. "We are very excited at Bell Microproducts about the seamless integration between Backup Exec, Replication Exec and Storage Exec in the new release, which will offer our customers the functionality to backup, restore, and manage data across multiple servers, multiple offices and multiple locations utilizing the market leading software from VERITAS," said Mark Johnson, software business manager, Bell Microproducts. "This creates a significant opportunity for our reseller base."
DLT Solutions, Inc. has been delivering comprehensive technology solutions to federal, state and municipal governments and businesses in the United States for more than a decade. "DLT's Storage division has had a strong partnership with VERITAS for more than three years, enabling us to provide our customers with complete, reliable and powerful solutions for their storage management needs," said Rick Marcotte, CEO, DLT. "The Backup Exec 10.0 Suite is a powerful extension to the industry's best-in-class solution, offering our customers new capabilities that help simplify storage management and maximize backup and recovery performance."
TechData has been a partner across Europe for many years. "With Backup Exec 10.0 VERITAS has set a new threshold of performance and capability for data protection," said Nicola Franza, manager of Volume Business, TechData Italy. "We are excited about partnering with VERITAS to maximize the performance of this new release."
"The new and innovative technology with Backup Exec 10.0 provides VERITAS with a quality advantage in the market," said Andreas Schremmer, manager Business Unit Software & Licenses, TechData Germany.
VERITAS Virtual Academy: Self-Paced Training Options for Partners and Users Worldwide
The VERITAS Virtual Academy is a flexible course delivery model that provides partners and users worldwide with all the benefits of traditional classroom-based training right at their office desktop, eliminating costly and time consuming travel. This interactive, instructor-led learning environment incorporates live Web casts, self-study on-demand modules, hands-on labs and expert mentoring on VERITAS products and technology. Virtual Academy easily scales from individual instruction to large classes, depending on customer requirements and courses are highly customized and available in all languages. New course modules covering the VERITAS Backup Exec 10.0 Suite are available today.
VERITAS offers a full data protection curriculum, including formal career certification as a Backup Exec Specialist. VERITAS certification programs help partners and customers optimize the full product lifecycle — from implementation through day-to-day operations — with deep expertise to respond quickly and effectively to technical issues.
VERITAS partner The Lloyd Group provides consulting services, network implementation and support, custom software development and telephony solutions. "The education offerings from VERITAS help partners develop the skills and expertise needed to become trusted advisors to our customers," said Adam Eiseman, CEO, The Lloyd Group. "The VERITAS Virtual Academy takes our training one step further by allowing our team to participate in technical sales training curriculum remotely while still engaging in hands-on experience and maintaining interaction with seasoned instructors."
Expanded Channel Partner Education
VERITAS today introduced new partner education offerings available globally through the VERITAS Sales Professional Program and the VERITAS Virtual Academy. The new courses focus on sales opportunity identification, customer business requirements for backup and recovery, product features and functionality and customer use examples. VERITAS plans to host a series of Webcasts for customers and partners commencing on January 19, 2005 to provide technical overviews and training on the Backup Exec 10.0 Suite: http://www.veritas.com/events/
VERITAS has been working with its global network of distributors, resellers, and solution providers for over a decade, providing data protection software to customers with Windows-based IT environments. The company currently works with more than 5,000 partners serving small and medium-size businesses and an additional 10,000 Microsoft Solution Providers worldwide.
"VERITAS is committed to providing the training and education our partners need to meet the evolving requirements of customers," said Julie Parrish, vice president, Americas field and channel marketing, VERITAS Software. "With Backup Exec 10.0, VERITAS is setting the gold standard in Windows data protection and, building on the deep expertise of our global partner community, we can deliver the industry's most comprehensive solutions to help customers protect, recover and manage business critical information."
More information on VERITAS partner Webcasts, seminars and free online training, can be found at http://www.veritas.com/partner/index.jsp.
To view a Webcast of this announcement beginning today at 12:00 p.m. EST, please visit www.veritas.com/be_webcast.
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