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LinuxPR: Veritas Storage Virtualization Platform Helps Linux Servers Address Enterprise Demands

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – January 30, 2002 -VERITAS Software
Corporation (Nasdaq: VRTS) today announced that VERITAS Foundation
SuiteTM, the industry’s leading storage virtualization
platform, now supports Red Hat Linux. The VERITAS Software storage
virtualization platform uses online storage management and file
system technology to optimize storage hardware usage and to
simplify administration of multi-platform environments. This
enables companies to manage more storage with fewer resources, and
to improve return on investment through increased application
availability and productivity With this release, VERITAS Software
brings the leading storage management solution for UNIX
environments to the Linux platform, enabling Linux servers to
better handle the most demanding, data-intensive applications.

“Linux was the fastest growing server operating environment in
1999, 2000 and is very likely to be in a similar position in 2001,”
said Dan Kusnetzky, IDC’s vice president of system software
research. “As Linux moves into the mainstream in more markets,
storage virtualization technology, such as VERITAS Foundation
Suite, becomes increasingly important. Organizations planning to
use Linux as a platform for more demanding IT infrastructure roles
would be well advised to evaluate this type of software.”

VERITAS Foundation Suite combines file system and volume
management technologies to create a powerful management platform
for enterprise storage and storage area network environments.
Well-established in UNIX environments, this hardware-independent
solution offers performance-tuning capabilities and sophisticated
management tools that are now available to ensure the continuous
availability of databases, applications and other resources running
on Linux servers. The VERITAS FlashSnapTM option, also
available with this release, offers efficient, point-in-time copies
of data that can support data analysis, reporting, backup and
testing, without impacting production applications.

“Our customers are looking for ways to leverage the
cost/performance benefits of Linux in more of their IT
infrastructure, and VERITAS Foundation Suite will help them do
that,” said Matthew Szulik, president and CEO, Red Hat, Inc.
“Companies already using the VERITAS Foundation Suite can now
manage storage across all of their Unix servers, including Red Hat
Linux. And VERITAS Software’s hardware-independent storage software
gives our customers the freedom to choose and change storage
hardware, especially as VERITAS Software makes future releases
available on Red Hat Linux Advanced Server, a version of Red Hat
Linux optimized to host enterprise application on 4 to 8 SMP Intel
systems.”

VERITAS Foundation Suite joins VERITAS Software’s industry
leading data protection solution, VERITAS NetBackupTM,
in support of the Linux operating system. The company plans to
bring its high availability clustering solutions to the Linux
enterprise market later this year.

Pricing and Availability VERITAS Foundation Suite 1.1 for Linux
is available immediately, with pricing starting at $1,500 per
single-CPU server. VERITAS FlashSnap, a separately licensed option,
is also available immediately, with pricing starting at $750.
VERITAS Foundation Suite supports Red Hat Linux 7.2 Standard
Edition, and selected prior versions of Red Hat Linux
7.1Errata.

About VERITAS Software VERITAS Software Corporation provides
essential storage software solutions that enable customers to
protect and access their business-critical data. The company’s
corporate headquarters is located at 350 Ellis Street, Mountain
View, CA 94043. (650) 527-8000, fax: (650) 527-8050, Web site:
www.veritas.com. ###

Press Contacts: Phil Nash, Corporate Communications, VERITAS
Software (650) 527-3017, phil.nash@veritas.com

Ben Wightman, Applied Communications Group (415) 365-0222,
bwightman@appliedcom.com

Investor Contacts: Investor Relations, VERITAS Software (650)
527-2508, IR@veritas.com

This press release may include estimates and forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements
involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the risk
that we will not gain market acceptance of our products and
services, the risk that we will not be able to maintain the quality
of our end-user customer and partnering relationships, and the risk
that we will not 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 report on Form 10-Q or Form 10-K on file
with the SEC. We undertake no obligation to update any
forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after
the date hereof.

Copyright © 2002 VERITAS Software Corporation. All Rights
Reserved. VERITAS, VERITAS SOFTWARE, the VERITAS logo, and all
other VERITAS product names and slogans are trademarks or
registered trademarks of VERITAS Software Corporation in the USA
and/or other countries. All other products or company names
mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be
trademarks of their respective owners.

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