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Veritas Consolidates Backup and Recovery Software

Veritas Software, a data backup and recovery software firm, Monday offered the public a new, more tightly integrated version of Veritas Global Data Manager, which, unlike its ancestors, manages and monitors backup and recovery processes for both the company's NetBackup and Backup Exec products.

Veritas Global Data Manager, which previously managed NetBackup but not Backup Exec, lets administrators view several data protection processes in Backup Exec and NetBackup domains at once through a single access point. It also features more reporting capabilities to allow users to observe processes practically in real-time.

Designed to protect info in data centers, NetBackup and Backup Exec, which are geared to help adminsitrators manage data in large enterprise and small businesses, respectively, save terabytes or petabytes of data residing on a variety of platforms. The former handles most platforms, such as UNIX, Windows NT, and NetWare; the latter is mostly focused on Windows platforms. Both enable data copy, purge, cache, and migration.

The move to control the processes and policies of data storage management is one example of an industry-wide push to make the task of managing mounds of crucial enterprise data easier and faster. Veritas competes with giants EMC, Dell, IBM and many others in the data backup and recovery space.

Robert Maness, senior director of product marketing at Mountain View, Calif.'s Veritas, told internetnews.com said organizations are asking for such solutions because they are under increasing pressure to protect the data that lies near the edge of the corporate network, such as servers in remote and branch offices.

Veritas Global Data Manager is priced at $5,000. It supports NetBackup on AIX, HP-UX, Solaris and Windows. Pricing for each managed NetBackup server starts at $1,495 for UNIX and $795 for Windows and Linux, while each managed Backup Exec server costs $195.