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VERITAS Adds Linux Support for Utility Computing

Jan 20, 2004, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clint Boulton)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Like many software companies, VERITAS Software has queued up a news announcement surrounding the Linux operating system in time for the LinuxWorld Expo in New York City this week.

"VERITAS, a storage software outfit evolving into a utility computing company, said it has expanded storage, clustering and server provisioning support for SUSE LINUX and VMware to give customers another alternative to Microsoft Windows, Unix and other platforms.

"Like rivals IBM, HP, and EMC, VERITAS is working to carve out territory in the on-demand computing space, in which computing resources are piped to users on an as-needed basis. Ranajit Nevatia of VERITAS said his company believes the time is right to embrace Linux more than it ever has because the number of customers seeking enterprise storage and high availability features on Linux is growing.

"This is because, according to IDC analyst Dan Kuznetsky, organizations are looking for ways to lower their technology acquisition costs through open-source software such as Linux..."

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