VERITAS Software and IBM Collaborate

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VERITAS Software Corporation today announced that VERITAS Software and IBM's Storage Systems Group are collaborating to provide highly available clustered enterprise storage solutions for the SPARC/Solaris environment.

According to the two companies, they have jointly tested and validated optimized enterprise storage hardware and software solutions that leverage VERITAS Foundation Suite(TM) HA, which includes VERITAS Volume Manager(TM), VERITAS File System(TM) and VERITAS Cluster Server(TM) -- and the IBM Enterprise Storage Server.

"This collaborative effort between VERITAS and IBM opens up new storage options for mission-critical environments," said Kevin Reinis, vice president and general manager, IBM Strategic Business Unit, VERITAS Software. "VERITAS Cluster Server and the IBM Enterprise Storage Server both support functionality such as high-availability, high-performance and high-end scalability, that are important to customers deploying business-critical applications."

The joint testing was made possible through a collaborative effort between VERITAS Software's Mountain View-based Integration Lab and IBM's San Jose-based Storage Systems Group's Open Systems Lab. The purpose of this collaboration is to provide proven interoperability for VERITAS and IBM's enterprise customers. The companies expect to announce additional testing and certification on other operating systems in the future.

The companies stated that clustered configurations using VERITAS Foundation Suite HA and the IBM Enterprise Storage Server are available immediately. VERITAS Foundation Suite HA pricing starts at U.S. $10,200.

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