VERITAS VISION 2004: Software Building Blocks Enable Utility Computing. Now.; VERITAS launches new products and services.
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VERITAS VISION(TM) 2004
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2004
VERITAS Software Veritas Software Corp. was an international software company that was founded in 1983 as Tolerant Systems, renamed Veritas Software Corp. in 1989, and merged with Symantec in 2005. It was headquartered in Mountain View, California. Corporation (Nasdaq:VRTSE) chairman, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Gary Bloom bloom
1. the general appearance of the surface. In carcass meat it is the glistening, transparent effect and the gentle pink color that gives a good bloom to the carcass. It is the result of proper tissue hydration coupled with the correct proportions of fat, connective tissue and today opened the company's annual user conference, VERITAS VISION 2004, reflecting on key accomplishments of the past year, launching new products and services, and detailing plans to further enhance the company's software building blocks that enable utility computing (1) Pay-per-usage processing provided by a service organization that uses its own computers and facilities. Customers access the computers via a private network or over the Internet and are charged according to how much computing time they use, such as CPU seconds, minutes or hours. . The company also recognized a handful of customers with VERITAS "VISIONary 1. visionary - One who hacks vision, in the sense of an Artificial Intelligence researcher working on the problem of getting computers to "see" things using TV cameras. (There isn't any problem in sending information from a TV camera to a computer. " awards for their progression toward utility computing -- a computing computing - computer model that enables IT departments to align align (līn),
v to move the teeth into their proper positions to conform to the line of occlusion. human and capital resources with business needs.
"IT departments are spending too much time and money simply enabling their businesses when they could be differentiating their businesses to better serve their customers," said Bloom. "VERITAS Software enables IT departments to drive down operational costs while delivering improved performance and availability on a low-cost shared infrastructure."
"VERITAS is creating a heterogeneous Not the same. Contrast with homogeneous.
heterogeneous - Composed of unrelated parts, different in kind.
Often used in the context of distributed systems that may be running different operating systems or network protocols (a heterogeneous network). software solution to enable utility computing. The company's solutions address key areas important to IT leaders - ensuring that applications are performing at the highest levels and meeting the needs of customers worldwide for unprecedented levels of data availability Refers to the degree to which data can be instantly accessed. The term is mostly associated with service levels that are set up either by the internal IT organization or that may be guaranteed by a third party datacenter or storage provider. . The ability to automate To turn a set of manual steps into an operation that goes by itself. See automation. across servers, storage and applications will be crucial to realizing the promise of the utility computing model," said Nancy Hurley Hurley has become the English version of at least three distinct original Irish names: the Ó hUirthile, part of the Dál gCais tribal group, based in Clare and North Tipperary; the Ó Muirthile, based around Kilbritain in west Cork; and the OhIarlatha, from the district of , senior analyst, Enterprise Storage Group. "This breadth and heterogeneity het·er·o·ge·ne·i·ty
The quality or state of being heterogeneous.
the state of being heterogeneous. is important because utility computing, in its final form, requires a software layer that coordinates the whole infrastructure and allows it to operate as a single entity while meeting a spectrum of different requirements."
The Road To Utility Computing Starts With Storage
The move to utility computing will not happen overnight. Many organizations are looking at the storage infrastructure as a logical starting point Noun 1. starting point - earliest limiting point
terminus a quo
commencement, get-go, offset, outset, showtime, starting time, beginning, start, kickoff, first - the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the for their utility computing strategy. VERITAS, with market leadership in storage software, provides an ideal foundation.
Building on that foundation, VERITAS today launched CommandCentral(TM) Storage 4.0 allowing administrators to discover storage assets, set up policies for management and report on usage (see related press release, issued today.) Information gathered within CommandCentral Storage is managed by CommandCentral Service, providing IT management a business view of the storage infrastructure across the enterprise. This enables effective management of storage to pre-determined service levels and calculation of cost by user, department or application.
Storage... Connected To Servers, Running Applications
Managing storage to a service level is an important step on the road to utility computing, but it's not the end of the story. If data is available but servers and applications are not then business stops. VERITAS today introduced CommandCentral Availability 4.0 allowing administrators to centrally manage availability of business applications (see related press release, issued today).
Chargebacks, Providing Visibility Into The IT Budget
With key technology acquired from Ejasent Inc. (see related press release, issued today), VERITAS MicroMeasure(TM) software enables usage-based metering, cost allocation and charge-back billing of all physical and logical data center assets, including application transactions and offers visibility into the entire IT ecosystem.
The Value of Heterogeneity
Most organizations today not only have heterogeneous infrastructures, but VERITAS found that 98 percent of CIOs surveyed prefer a multi-vendor approach to managing their data centers (see related press release, issued today). VERITAS software is available across heterogeneous storage, servers, operating systems Operating systems can be categorized by technology, ownership, licensing, working state, usage, and by many other characteristics. In practice, many of these groupings may overlap. , databases, and applications giving organizations the flexibility to create the IT environment that best meets their needs.
VERITAS VISIONary Awards
VERITAS executives will recognize outstanding customers throughout the conference for their unique achievements in advancing and streamlining their companies' IT operations utilizing VERITAS software. Customers receiving VERITAS VISIONary awards use VERITAS solutions to reduce the cost and complexity of their IT environments while delivering improved business results.
In addition, on May 5, VERITAS will be making significant announcements in the areas of application performance management, strategic partnerships, the extension of global services with tailored consulting practices to meet the emerging needs of customers as they adopt a utility computing model, and a new forum for customers and VERITAS executives to work together to shape VERITAS' utility computing technology development.
VERITAS VISION 2004 is the leading technology user summit where key system, storage and database leaders from around the world come together to evaluate the latest IT solutions and to develop well-designed strategies to implement utility computing, echoing the conference theme: UTILITY. NOW.
About VERITAS Software
VERITAS Software, one of the top 10 largest software companies in the world, is a leading provider of software and services to enable utility computing. In a utility computing model, IT resources are aligned with business needs, and business applications are delivered with optimal performance and availability on a shared computing infrastructure, minimizing hardware and labor costs. VERITAS products and services for data protection, storage & server management, high availability Also called "RAS" (reliability, availability, serviceability) or "fault resilient," it refers to a multiprocessing system that can quickly recover from a failure. There may be a minute or two of downtime while one system switches over to another, but processing will continue. and application performance management are used by 99 percent of the Fortune 500. More information about VERITAS Software can be found at www.veritas.com.
VERITAS, the VERITAS Logo, CommandCentral, MicroMeasure, UpScale, and VERITAS VISION are trademarks or registered trademarks of VERITAS Software Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.