Veritas expands offerings for Windows 2000

Storage software giant Veritas Software on Tuesday expanded its storage software offerings for Microsoft Windows 2000 environments, according to Matt Fairbanks, the product line manager for high availability solutions at Veritas, in Mountain View, Calif.

Veritas' flagship Volume Manager storage management software for Windows 2000 now offers expanded software tools such as volume replication, clustering, snap shot capabilities, and a management interface for Microsoft Exchange, said Fairbanks.

Until now, only backup and volume management tools have been available from Veritas for Windows 2000 customers.

The added storage management tools mean Windows 2000 users have access to just as many storage management tools as Veritas' Unix customers, which include users running Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Solaris operating system and IBM Corp.'s AIX.

"An update to the 3.0 version brings Volume Manager pretty much up to feature parity with our Volume Manager for Unix," Fairbanks said.

Fairbanks said the increasing number of enterprise customers deploying Windows-based computing environments was the driving motivation behind extending Veritas' Unix functionality to Windows 2000.

Industry experts such as IDC, in Framingham, Mass., agree that an industrywide shift is on toward more enterprise companies adopting Windows platforms than any other operating environment.

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