Veritas Technologies today announced that its unified data protection solution Veritas Backup Exec has obtained certification for Microsoft Azure and Windows Server 2019. The latest version will empower organisations of any size to tailor their data protection with trusted and seamless support, wherever their data resides, be it on physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.
Disaster Recovery is the last line of defense in today’s dynamic digital world, as it enables organisations to quickly restore their data and critical applications in the case of an IT disaster, ransomware attack or data loss. “Although there is no magic answer on how much impact downtime will have on your business, current industry surveys have shown that the average enterprise organisation estimates an impact cost of approximately $5,600 for every minute of unplanned downtime in its primary computing environment”, according to a Gartner report. To avoid massive financial losses and reputational damage, organisations need to recover their business critical infrastructure to the latest point as fast as possible, wherever the applications and the data reside.
“With these industry leading certifications for Microsoft Azure and Windows Server 2019, Veritas once again proves its capabilities to quickly protect new key platforms and workloads,” says Simon Jelley, Vice President Product Management at Veritas. “Veritas and Microsoft are working closely together, so that customers can protect their critical business applications across on premises, private and public clouds. Customers will also benefit from Veritas’ long term strategy to broadly support any upcoming new workload in the future.”
“Having day one support for Windows Server 2019 from Veritas Backup Exec helps ensure our customers can embrace our new releases and leverage new capabilities to help modernise their infrastructure”, says Guada Casuso, Chief Technology Officer ISV Business at Microsoft. “Customers can be confident that workloads in the cloud or on-premises have that extra layer of protection from Veritas to help them on their digital journey to cloud.”
 Source: Gartner, Inc., Three Moves for CIOs to Lower Business Costs With Cloud, Ron Blair, October 15, 2018