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Veritas Launches Data Management Suite

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As data becomes more distributed across the enterprise, IT organizations are clearly struggling. It was often hard enough for them to manage the data they had on-premise. As organizations rely more on cloud services that are frequently accessed by mobile computing devices, data is increasingly strewn everywhere.

Veritas Technologies today announced it wants to bring some order to the data management process by making available a Veritas 360 Data Management Suite that makes its technologies both more affordable and easier to consume.

Glen Simon, solution manager for Veritas, says the Veritas 360 Data Management suite is intended to make it simpler for IT organizations to unify data management that over the years has become highly fragmented.

“Data management inside most organizations today is spotty at best,” says Simon.

At the core of the Veritas 360 Data Management Suite is a copy of the NetBackup backup and recovery software that Veritas provides. On top of that software, IT organizations can opt for bronze, silver or gold editions of the suite that provide a higher level of data and workload portability, business continuity and storage optimization.

Simon says, for now at least, the modules that make the Veritas 360 Data Management suite are integrated via a closed application programming interface (API). But Veritas is thinking about opening that API at a later date, says Simon.

It’s unclear to what extend having access to a suite of data management tools might improve data management inside most organizations. But in most cases, the relationship between tools and processes is equivalent to the chicken and the egg. It’s simply not really possible to have one without the other.

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