Veritas Simplifies Data Migrations to the Cloud

    One of the biggest challenges with shifting applications from an on-premises environment into a public cloud is the sheer volume of data that often needs to be moved. The amount of time and effort involved in a cloud migration for many IT organization has been nothing less than daunting.

    Veritas Technologies today announced it has significantly simplified those data migration issues with the launch of Veritas CloudMobility, which allows IT organizations to employ software that Veritas originally developed to back up applications to a cloud migration. Alex Sakaguchi, director of global solutions marketing for Veritas, says the difference now is that data migration into the cloud can be executed via a single mouse click.

    “It’s based on the same technology we use for disaster recovery,” says Sakaguchi.

    Veritas today also announced Veritas CloudPoint, which enables IT organizations to much more aggressively schedule the capturing of snapshots of data residing in multiple public clouds as part of an effort to accelerate recovery time and point objectives.

    Finally, Veritas announced that it has extended Veritas Information Map, a set of software that allows IT organizations to track locations of data sets in real time, to the Amazon Web Services S3 cloud storage service. That new version also eliminates the need for IT organizations to have a copy of Veritas NetBackup software to employ Veritas Information Map, says Sakaguchi.

    Ever since being spun out of Symantec, this latest iteration of Veritas has been trying to establish its bona fides as a provider of data management software capable of spanning multiple hybrid cloud computing scenarios. At this point, Veritas, it would appear, is about to turn that vision into a new cloud reality.

    Mike Vizard
    Mike Vizard
    Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.

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