Veritas Technologies, a leader in multi-cloud data management, has announced new solutions that provide organisations unprecedented visibility into cloud-based data, bi-directional cloud migration for critical workloads and snapshot-based data protection optimised for multi-cloud environments. These latest technologies build on recent alliance and partnership announcements with a variety of public cloud providers including Google, IBM and Microsoft.
Today, organisations looking to fast track cloud adoption in the multi-cloud world face compounding challenges, like a lack of data visibility, complicated migration paths that also frequently result in cloud lock-in, and a mistaken perception that because data is in the cloud, it does not need to be protected. Also, as organisations globally become more reliant on digital information, with data spread across multiple clouds, ensuring governance across the board is becoming increasingly complex.
New solutions for multi-cloud data management
The new Veritas offerings are part of the company’s wave of next-generation technology aimed at enabling successful multi-cloud strategies for organisations.
• Visualise cloud-based data with Veritas Information Map and new S3 Connector: The Information Map S3 Connector, the first of a new wave of cloud connectors, provides customers with a real-time picture and interactive view of their unstructured data assets residing in S3-enabled cloud storage repositories. Visibility is the critical first step to making informed data retention, migration and deletion decisions. Data visibility also helps to ensure compliance with data regulations around the world, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which takes effect in May 2018.
Findings from the Veritas 2017 GDPR Report state that only one in 10 enterprises polled globally believe GDPR compliance of data in the cloud is their organisation’s responsibility; a false assumption. Under GDPR, organisations are just as responsible for adhering to the same data privacy mandates for data stored in the cloud, including any public cloud, as well as data stored on-premises. The new S3 connector in Information Map will help customers gain quick visualisations of their data stored in S3, making it easier for them to manage these types of compliance requirements in public clouds. Customers can start visualising cloud-based data in select environments today. In the coming quarters, the technology will also integrate with an array of other S3-enabled clouds and new data sources.
• Migrate workloads to the cloud with Veritas CloudMobility: Engineered for the multi-cloud, CloudMobility allows organisations to safely and securely migrate complex workloads from their datacentre to the cloud with a single click. The automated solution gives organisations the flexibility to cost-effectively migrate workloads to the cloud of their choice. If business goals change, the workloads can migrate back to on-premises. CloudMobility also provides pre-migration testing to enable a successful migration with the advance knowledge of how an application will perform in the cloud. To help customers get started, Veritas is offering a cloud migration readiness workshop and quick-start bundles combining technology and services. This solution is now available through Veritas and its worldwide channel partners.
• Protect cloud-based workloads with Veritas CloudPoint: CloudPoint helps customers leverage snapshot-based data protection to solve aggressive data recovery objectives and institute consistent data protection policies, regardless of the cloud environments on which the workloads are deployed. Unlike other snapshot technologies designed to work within a specific cloud vendor’s infrastructure, this solution helps manage snapshot operations across multi-cloud and datacentre environments via a simple user interface, helping customers avoid vendor lock-in and data silos, while providing a consistent recovery experience. CloudPoint will support a host of public cloud environments including Google, IBM Cloud and Microsoft Azure, with general availability targeted for the coming quarters.
“The Middle East faces the challenge of high volumes of unstructured data that create additional risk and raise concern around governance, especially in this rapidly changing regulatory environment,” said Johnny Karam, Vice President, Emerging Markets, Veritas: “Our new solutions help support customers in the Middle East as they migrate to a multi-cloud world, providing vital data visibility, protection and management of data as organisations across the region accelerate their digital business transformation and ready themselves for GDPR.”