Veritas InfoScale Product Review

Veritas InfoScale software monitors all tiers of a company’s storage infrastructure to provide availability for stored data and applications across the stack. 

With InfoScale, enterprises manage uptime for critical workloads and important data that supports those applications. InfoScale offers multiple disaster recovery capabilities, including replication, snapshots, and automated fail over. InfoScale can also be deployed as a container image in OpenShift and Kubernetes.

Learn all about how InfoScale protects enterprise data and applications and keeps them consistently available for business use: 

A Closer Look at Veritas InfoScale

What is Veritas InfoScale?

Veritas InfoScale is an availability solution for stored data and applications that keeps critical software running in the face of downtime. It is available on-premises, in multiple cloud environments, or for hybrid cloud deployments. 

Veritas InfoScale dashboard.

Veritas InfoScale dashboard. Photo via Veritas.

InfoScale is a software-defined solution. It monitors all tiers of an organization’s storage infrastructure: applications, orchestration and management systems, operating systems, and physical and virtual storage and networking appliances. InfoScale monitors the stack using service groups, which administrators must define by placing both hardware and software entities into clusters. Each administrator-determined group is also known as an agent. If a change of state occurs in an agent, the platform triggers the fail over process, according to Veritas documentation. InfoScale also works with other Veritas products, such as NetBackup and Enterprise Vault software.

Also read: The Data Backup and Recovery Market

Veritas InfoScale Features

  • Fail over for VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Policy-based tiering
  • Thin provisioning
  • Flexible storage sharing through a cluster file system 
  • Deduplication and compression
  • Snapshots created from persistent storage volumes 
  • Disaster recovery and fire drills for testing recovery processes 
  • Deployment as a container within Red Hat OpenShift and Kubernetes environments 
  • Single management console 
Veritas InfoScale server view.

Veritas InfoScale server view. Photo via Veritas.

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Use Cases

“We use InfoScale to run other Veritas products in our company in the cluster architecture. We use the cluster architecture in both our backup product and archiving product. It has full integration with these products. It provides instant replication. In our tests, our backup server, which we have shut down considering a disaster situation, became active on the DR side instantly.” – system specialist in infrastructure and operations, food and beverage industry, review of InfoScale at Gartner Peer Insights

“We use Veritas InfoScale Availability for high availability and disaster recovery solutions that protects critical business services from planned and unplanned downtime.” – system engineer in infrastructure operations, IT services industry, review of InfoScale at Gartner Peer Insights

Also read: Best Storage Management Software 

What are Pros and Cons of Veritas InfoScale?

Pros

Some users at review sites report various pros and cons in using InfoScale:

  • A highly stable solution
  • Supports major operating systems 
  • Offers business continuity compliance, including audit reports

Cons

  • Complex to configure
  • Hard to learn to use
  • Difficult to manage

Veritas InfoScale Pricing

Potential buyers must contact Veritas directly to receive a quote for InfoScale pricing. The company offers potential buyers a 60-day free trial.

Conclusions

Because Veritas InfoScale is software-defined and supports physical, virtual, and cloud environments, it’s a modern solution for enterprises that runs applications and stores data in many different places. Potential buyers also have plenty of time to see how the product will work in their infrastructure, since Veritas offers a 60-day free trial. InfoScale is a good option for companies that have applications in highly diverse environments and need to protect and recover on-premises, cloud, and virtualized workloads. 

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Jenna Phipps
Jenna Phipps
Jenna Phipps is a contributor for Enterprise Mobile Today, Webopedia.com, and Enterprise Storage Forum. She writes about information technology security, networking, and data storage. Jenna lives in Nashville, TN.

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