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The return of Veritas Technologies

Back in December 2004, Symantec and Veritas Software announced a planned merger estimated at US$13.5 billion. At the time, it was the merger of a leading data protection vendor (Symantec) with a...

Symantec and HP to jointly develop DRaaS for HP Helion OpenStack

Symantec and HP will jointly develop a new Disaster Recovery as-a-Service (DRaaS) solution based on HP Helion OpenStack. The HP Helion and Symantec Continuity offering will help enterprise and SMB...

Symantec Pulling The Plug on Backup Exec Appliance

On 11th of October 2015 in a blog by Drew Meyer  Senior Director, Global Product Marketing at Symantec,  it was quietly announced that Symantec will be pulling the Backup Exec Based...

Zetta dangles golden parachute to Backup Exec customers

Vultures circle the carcass of the dying! The metaphor shouldn’t be lost to anyone in the IT industry. We’ve seen it constantly. When a vendor is rumored to be killing a product or about...

Symantec takes divide and conquer strategy with business split

Veritas Software was an international software company founded in 1983 as Tolerant Systems, and later renamed to Veritas Software Corp. in 1989 before eventually merging into (or more like gobbled up...

Symantec Backup Exec 2014 finally fixes problems with BE 2012

Don’t fix what ain’t broken! That was the message Symantec learned when it released Symantec Backup Exec 2012 back in February 2012. Complaints ranged from:   Bulbous:...

The conundrum of a mix approach to storage strategy

The Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Cloud 2014 Top 10 Predictions study by IDC tells a grim story for IT managers – that they will be forced to stop procrastinating over the cloud and actually...

Enterprise embrace Purpose-Built Backup Appliance as turnkey, simplified approach to data protection and recovery

IDC defines a purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) as a standalone disk-based solution that utilizes software, disk arrays, server engine(s), or nodes that are used for a target for backup data and...

Symantec Storage Foundation to enable customers to realize up to 400 percent performance gains over SANs

Symantec launched a new version of its Storage Foundation software to enable data centers to leverage Solid State Drives (SSDs) in ways that could allow customers to access mission critical data and...

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report Reveals Increase in Cyber espionage – Including Threefold Increase in Small Business Attacks

Symantec Corp.’s (Nasdaq: SYMC) Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 18 (ISTR) revealed a 42 percent surge during 2012 in targeted attacks compared to the prior year. Designed to steal...

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