VERITAS Software Brings Enterprise-Class Backup and Recovery to Linux Environments With VERITAS NetBackup

The No. 1 Data-Protection Solution for UNIX Environments Is Now Available for

Red Hat Linux Server Environments

Jan 30, 2001, 00:00 ET from VERITAS Software Corporation

    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, 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 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). The company's corporate
 headquarters is located at 1600 Plymouth Street, Mountain View, CA 94043.
 650-527-8000, fax:  650-527-8050, e-mail:,
 Web site:
     This document may include estimates and forward-looking statements within
 the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and 21E of the
 Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements involve a
 number of risks and uncertainties, including the timely development and market
 acceptance of our products and services, our ability to maintain the quality
 of our end-user customer and partnering relationships, and our ability to
 manage our business effectively, that could cause the actual results we
 achieve to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. For more
 information regarding potential risks, see the "Factors That May Affect Future
 Results" section of our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q on file
 with the SEC.
     NOTE:  VERITAS, VERITAS SOFTWARE, the VERITAS logo, Business Without
 Interruption, VERITAS The Data Availability Company, VERITAS NetBackup,
 VERITAS NetBackup DataCenter, VERITAS NetBackup BusinesServer, VERITAS
 NetBackup Professional, VERITAS VERTEX and VERITAS Vplus are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of VERITAS Software Corporation in the US and/or other
 countries. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks or
 registered trademarks of their respective companies.
     * The IBM eServer brand consists of the established IBM e-business logo
 with the following descriptive term "server" following it.
     ** The IBM e-business logo, xSeries are all trademarks of IBM Corporation.
 All others are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective

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