have finally begun to adopt Linux and market researchers
have forecasted its growth. So Veritas Software has
devised a strategy to tap market potential for storage
management software on the Linux platform. It has launched
new products for Linux, is working with key partners
like Dell, HP, IBM, Intel and Red Hat, and will offer
strong support for its Linux-based products.
are coming out with an entire range of solutions on
Linux and the support and availability of these solutions
will be as good as any other platform," said Agendra
Kumar, Country Manager, Veritas Software.
Though Veritas is initially supporting Red Hat Linux
Advanced Server, it may eventually support other Linux
Kumar said many organizations are considering Linux
as their main operating environment and expect support
on par with operating systems like Solaris, HP-UX etc.
The predictions by market researchers on the growth
of Linux, is another reason for Veritas' commitment
to this platform.
Giga Information Group predicts the Linux server market
will grow from $2.5 billion in 2002 to $15 billion by
2007. Gartner predicts that by 2003, 90 percent of all
IS organizations will use open source software and IDC
says the Linux server market share is growing at 30.1
Veritas Cluster Server, a clustering software solution,
and Veritas ServPoint NAS software are now available
on the Linux platform. Previously, Veritas had released
its NetBackup and Foundation Suite software for Linux.
In Q2 2003, Veritas will launch Database Edition for
Oracle 9i (a high availability solution) and SANPoint
control for storage management.
Veritas storage solutions will soon be available on
IBM and Dell Linux servers. The company plans to deliver
integrated and tested storage solutions (like Cluster
Server, Foundation Suite, and NetBackup) on IBM xSeries
(Intel-based) Linux platform.
are also working with IBM for Veritas solutions on IBM's
Z-series mainframes," informed Kumar.
Veritas announced that its Linux-based storage solutions
are now certified for Dell's PowerEdge servers. Kumar
also said that Veritas is following industry trends
and will introduce products accordingly. "Eventually,
Linux will move away from servers and on to network
devices (like NAS filers)," he said. "The
cluster market (another opportunity) is worth