Veritas: Storage Portfolio Review

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Veritas Technologies is an international data management and storage provider based in Santa Clara, California. The company was first founded under the name Tolerant Systems in 1983 before rebranding to Veritas Software.

With about 7,000 employees, Veritas operates in 58 countries globally. In 2021, Veritas generated $782.5 million in revenue, 76.4% higher than the $443.5 million it made in 2020. 

Enterprises are finding it harder by the day to manage, protect, and harness insights from their data, and Veritas is working to develop in solutions in its portfolio.

See below to learn all about where Veritas stands in the data storage market:

Veritas portfolio

Environment virtualization

Veritas offers data management solutions for virtual environments. Its solutions are able to handle a wide range of environments across VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Red Hat environments. 

  • Agentless, automated backup and recovery
  • Long-time retention with immutable storage
  • Multi-layered detection and protection
  • Seamless and quick scaling

With automated and instant access to VM data, IT teams have unlimited flexibility and control over the data.

Hybrid multi-cloud data services

Veritas offers a diverse set of data protection and management tools for multicloud environments. The solutions are scalable.

  • End-to-end visibility into systems
  • Flexible movement of data across platforms
  • Simple and automated cloud migration
  • Cloud data resilience with alerts, automated fail over, and cloud protection

Data compliance

Veritas offers compliance capabilities that integrate seamlessly across data sources and other data management and storage solutions.

  • Built-in integration with over 120 communication platforms
  • Veritas Integrated Classification Engine for identifying critical data
  • Automated data archiving and retention with Enterprise Vault
  • Cost-effective supervisory review of workflows

Data migration

With over 3,000 successful migrations, Veritas offers powerful data migration solutions and support for numerous source systems and destination formats.

  • Flexible and scalable archiving
  • Direct data storage on AWS S3, Azure, and GovCloud
  • Fast data migration
  • Application independent migration capabilities

Data resiliency

Veritas offers advanced data protection tools to keep data resilient and safe from exploitation, attacks, and malware through integrated protection, detection, and backup and recovery.

  • Dormant ransomware detection
  • Critical data protection with immutable storage
  • Full visibility into heterogeneous environments
  • Automated IT continuity across platforms

High availability

Veritas solutions allow you to move apps and IT services efficiently and reliably between platforms without having to undergo data migration.

  • Infrastructure flexibility
  • Application monitoring and resiliency
  • Optimize container performance
  • Storage and cost efficiency

SaaS data protection

Veritas offers full coverage data management and protection solutions that apply to SaaS apps. SaaS data tools include Veritas’s other solutions from data backup and recovery to regulatory compliance.

  • Scalable app performance
  • Flexible data backup and recovery
  • Automated compliance and policy enforcement
  • Enterprise-grade data security

Ransomware resilience

Ransomware resilience with Veritas consists of a unified- multi-layered platform integrated with data storage. The protection is available across physical, cloud, and virtual environments.

  • Automated data recovery system
  • Complete infrastructure visibility
  • Inedible and immutable storage
  • Zero-trust foundations
  • Cross-system malware scanning

Data protection

Veritas’ integrated platforms allow enterprises and organizations to backup and recover 100% of data and ensure continuity of operations in the cloud, core, and edge.

  • Cloud data protection with over 60 tested and certified connectors
  • Ransomware protection
  • Virtual data protection

Veritas partners

The Veritas partnership program gives customers access to its ecosystem of over 20,000 partner companies from all over the world. Partners provide data management and protection solutions and services that boost performance, flexibility, and efficiency throughout the cloud.

Cloud Solution Providers

Veritas’s Cloud Solution provider partners offer customers a variety of cloud data storage and management solutions.

Global Strategic Partners

Veritas’s Global Strategic Partners are market leaders in data protection and enterprise environments.

Some of Veritas partners include:

  • Hitachi
  • VMware
  • Google Cloud
  • IBM
  • AWS

Veritas use case

Veritas has served thousands of companies from various industries around the world to better manage and secure their data. Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is one notable client.

LJMU is one of the U.K.’s largest universities with around 21,000 students from over 100 countries and 2,500 faculty members and educators. The university has been a client of Veritas for years, using its NetBackup services to back up its data to tape.

It wasn’t long until the university’s data grew to over 150 TB, and its infrastructure needed to be upgraded. LJMU decided to switch to Veritas NetBackup Appliances, integrating pre-configured backup software, servers, and storage into individual appliances.

“We’ve found the Veritas NetBackup Appliances to be very flexible. Our old tape libraries were maxed out, but the appliances are easy to expand and that enables us to easily scale up going forward,” says Mark Smith, senior operations officer and IT services at LJMU.

“Full backups now take 75% less time, completing in four hours instead of 16 hours. That fits easily within the backup window.”

After the upgrade, the university was able to reduce recovery time by 90%, save over £20,000 in tape storage expenses, and increase backup success from 85% to 98%.

User reviews of Veritas

With almost three decades of experience in the data storage and protection industry, Veritas has garnered positive reviews from users at various third-party review sites.

Capterra: 4 out of 5

TrustRadius: 7.6 out of 10

Gartner Peer Insights: 4.7 out of 5

G2: 3.9 out of 5

Most reviewers praise the backup and recovery speeds and quality of Veritas solutions, flexible licensing, and reliable infrastructure.

Some users report a lack of mobile connectivity, complexity of managing multiple servers, and limited tape storage management capabilities.

Industry recognition of Veritas

Veritas’ solutions and services have awarded numerous times over the years in the global data storage and security market.

Veritas Backup Exec won multiple awards at the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards in 2022 for storage and archiving, ransomware recovery, cloud workload protection, and more.

Veritas Support was also named one of the “10 Best Support Websites” by the Association of Support Professionals in 2019.

Veritas in the storage market

Veritas Backup Exec solution had 4.7% market share of the global data backup and recovery software market, as of 2019.

Oracle Recovery Manager had the highest share with 19.1%, followed by Symantec Backup Exec with an 11.4% market share and Veeam with a 9.2% market share.

Anina Ot
Anina Ot
Anina Ot is a contributor to Enterprise Storage Forum and Datamation. She worked in online tech support before becoming a technology writer, and has authored more than 400 articles about cybersecurity, privacy, cloud computing, data science, and other topics. Anina is a digital nomad currently based in Turkey.

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