MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- VERITAS Software Corporation (Nasdaq: VRTS), The Data Availability Company, today announced that VERITAS NetBackup(TM), with its enterprise-class backup and recovery capabilities, now provides data protection for Linux environments. Support for the Linux open-source operating system comes from both VERITAS NetBackup(TM) DataCenter and VERITAS NetBackup BusinesServer(TM). VERITAS NetBackup DataCenter is a mainframe-strength solution designed for the most data-intensive environments. VERITAS NetBackup BusinesServer is an easy to use solution designed for small- to medium-size enterprise installations, combining the performance necessary for high-speed backups with an intuitive, centralized administrative interface. "Key software applications, such as VERITAS NetBackup, will help Linux build upon its success in the Internet infrastructure space and forge into the service provider and data-center environment," said Jamie Wagner, director of technology at Rebel.com, a provider of business networking technology and solutions. "VERITAS Software is globally recognized for protecting critical business information in UNIX and heterogeneous environments, and now brings the highest caliber of data protection to the Linux community." "The availability of enterprise-class data backup and recovery solutions for Linux, such as VERITAS NetBackup, complements the latest Intel-based offerings from eServer* xSeries**," said Dr. Tom Bradicich, director of architecture and design eServer xSeries, IBM. "This combination of VERITAS software and IBM hardware will play an important role helping Linux gain acceptance in the corporate IT environment." VERITAS NetBackup brings advanced performance, ease of use and flexibility to the task of protecting data on Linux servers. Powerful data multiplexing and highly parallel operations combined with today's leading tape technologies deliver the fastest possible backup and recovery performance. In addition, VERITAS NetBackup automates the backup process with built-in support for all leading tape robotics and libraries. With VERITAS NetBackup, IT administrators can configure, monitor and control backup and recovery jobs from an easy to use GUI interface, using built-in wizards. "Hewlett Packard Company believes that data-protection software will accelerate the transition of the Linux operating system to enterprise businesses. Software management tools and high availability services contribute to making Linux a more secure environment," said Mike Balma, director of marketing, HP Linux Systems Operation. Support of Linux environments further expands the flexibility of VERITAS NetBackup, which already protects servers running Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX, Compaq Tru64, SGI Irix and Windows 2000 platforms, among others. The first Linux version supported is Red Hat Linux. "Critical business data stored on Linux servers will only continue to grow as Linux becomes more pervasive in workgroups and data centers through organizations," said Paul McNamara, V.P. of Products and Platforms, Red Hat. "Enterprise Linux deployments require the enterprise-class data protection provided by VERITAS NetBackup for Red Hat Linux, which is a proven provider of the performance, scalability and reliability that our customers demand." Linux environments will also benefit from VERITAS Software's "database-aware" backup solutions, which provide online, nondisruptive backup and recovery of databases. This includes the ability to perform full or incremental backups and automate much of the recovery process. The first database backup solution for the Linux environment protects Oracle(R) databases via an option to VERITAS NetBackup. "The emergence of key enterprise software solutions, such as VERITAS NetBackup, will help Linux make inroads into the data center environment," said Bill Claybrook, research director, Aberdeen Group "VERITAS Software's experience protecting critical business information in UNIX and heterogeneous environments is a welcome addition to the Linux community." Pricing and Availability Pricing for VERITAS NetBackup DataCenter starts at a suggested price of $5,000 for the Red Hat Linux platform. VERITAS NetBackup BusinesServer starts at a suggested retail price of $1,995 for the Red Hat Linux platform. VERITAS NetBackup BusinesServer for the Linux environment will be available in February 2001, with VERITAS NetBackup DataCenter available shortly thereafter. These products will be available through VERITAS Vplus(TM), an authorized network of distributors and VARs, and through a worldwide network of OEM partners. For more information about VERITAS Software solutions, please visit www.veritas.com or contact the company's North American sales headquarters office at: 400 International Parkway, Heathrow, FL 32746, 800-327-2232 or 407-531-7501, fax: 407-531-7730. VERITAS NetBackup Solutions VERITAS NetBackup is the industry's leading enterprise data protection solution providing centralized control from a single management interface, as it delivers backup and recovery solutions extending from the desktop to the data center. The VERITAS NetBackup product family includes VERITAS NetBackup DataCenter, designed for protecting terabytes of data in the largest and most demanding enterprise environments, VERITAS NetBackup BusinesServer, a cost-effective backup and recovery solution for smaller UNIX and Windows NT networks and VERITAS NetBackup(TM) Professional, offering automated data protection for desktops and mobile laptops. The VERITAS VERTEX(TM) Initiative is a comprehensive set of VERITAS NetBackup solutions that utilizes breakthrough snapshot backup technology to virtually eliminate backup windows and dramatically speed data recovery. About VERITAS The Data Availability Company(TM) VERITAS Software Corporation provides essential data availability software solutions that enable customers to protect and access their business-critical data for Business Without Interruption(TM). 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