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  • 7 March 2018 09:00

Veritas Ushers in New Generation of Appliances to Protect Critical Healthcare Data and Enterprise Business Information

Veritas Flex and Access appliances with multi-cloud flexibility, advance data protection for optimal business outcomes

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: March 6, 2018 – Veritas Technologies today unveiled two new technology appliances enabling a software-defined storage approach to data management and cost-effective storage from on-premises to the multi-cloud for the backup and recovery of data—including protected healthcare data and life-saving information. In an easy-to-consume form factor, the Veritas Flex Appliance and Veritas Access Appliance are turnkey data management solutions that enable the quick deployment of infrastructure that consolidates multiple data protection offerings, reducing complexity and costs. Improving patient care while protecting patient data By 2020, medical data is projected to double every 73 days, 1 according to IDC Research. The nature of this data heightens the risks and challenges that medical providers face as they digitise their business. Healthcare data needs to be accessed quickly and easily, with a keen eye towards integration into the multi-cloud, a platform increasingly important in this industry. Achieving optimal patient outcomes and meeting regulatory compliance means ensuring that medical data is backed up and recoverable at all times to avoid patient care impact. Today, healthcare entities are required under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to protect data in all of its forms, due to increased cyber breaches that can initiate from both inside and outside of a medical facility. However, organisations such as financial institutions, insurance companies, government agencies, retailers and service providers are also at risk. The new Veritas appliances address data protection for each of these industries. Information-defined, on-demand appliances that provide increased flexibility The Veritas Flex and Access appliances are the first in a new technology form factor from Veritas that enables information-defined data management. This allows for end-to-end data management capabilities, easily empowering organisations to address data protection, long-term retention and archiving that extends from the data centre to the cloud. Additionally, the appliances provide customers with exceptional flexibility, and are designed with a software-defined approach, where the data management software is decoupled from the underlying hardware. The decoupling provides a quick deployment on proven hardware, but also gives customers the freedom to choose their own infrastructure at a future time, avoiding vendor lock-in. “Data is the life-blood of our organisation and the need for data backup and recovery, as well as long-term retention, is important for maintaining governance and achieving positive medical outcomes,” said Anthony Galletta, Director of Storage and Wintel, Mount Sinai Health System. “This new infrastructure platform will allow us to deploy a solid, tested, optimised and fully-supported solution that can be implemented quickly, with underlying hardware that is capable of being independently upgraded in the future. This makes for an optimal environment to ensure patient data is protected and helps us meet digital compliance.” Delivering data protection in a single, integrated, container-based solution with the Veritas Flex Appliance The Veritas Flex Appliance, using container technology, consolidates multiple data management deployments on a single, resilient, scalable and integrated appliance. It becomes the first information-defined appliance from Veritas that provides dynamic data management micro services, an approach to application deployment for organisations needing to quickly respond to changing environments. The Veritas Flex Appliance is ideally suited to simplify data protection infrastructure and services deployments, allowing customers to: • Easily add or reconfigure data protection applications as business challenges change and run multiple deployments of those applications with a container-approach, to help reduce infrastructure complexity • Reduce deployment from days to minutes with on-demand data protection services to response to the rapidly changing requirements of IT in healthcare and other industries, such as telecommunications, retail, manufacturing or banking • Simplify tiering to on-premises, public, hybrid or multi-clouds to increase data protection and reduce costs Improving long-term data retention, archiving and cost-effective storage with the Veritas Access Appliance The Veritas Access Appliance allows organisations to easily replace long-term retention media, such as tape storage, in a pre-tested and pre-configured, cost-effective form factor. It integrates Veritas Access Software-Defined Storage into a cost-and capacity-optimised appliance for securely storing data. This is particularly important to healthcare organisations to ensure medical data is cost-effectively backed up and retrievable. It also helps protect patient data in response to long-term data retention mandates, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and HIPAA. The Veritas Access Appliance offers the following customer benefits: • Faster deployment for Veritas Access scale-out network attached storage and the ability to easily enable managed Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) • A cost-optimised solution for high-capacity workloads, providing long-term retention, tape replacement and backup archiving • Improved policy-based tiering of information to the cloud to increase protection and reduce costs “Today, Veritas is introducing technology that we believe is the future of an on-demand data management infrastructure,” said Mike Palmer, executive vice president and chief product officer, Veritas. “As the cloud continues to play a major role for enterprises and healthcare organisations, it is paramount that our customers ensure that data stored in one or more clouds is protected, easily accessible and actionable—particularly in healthcare, when life is on the line, and there is little margin for error. These new appliances from Veritas are a major step in helping to manage and optimise that critical data.” The Veritas Access Appliance is now available globally from Veritas and its worldwide channel partners. The Veritas Flex Appliance will be available in the coming quarter. For more information, please visit Veritas at HIMSS 2018 in Booth #865, or About Veritas Technologies Veritas Technologies empowers businesses of all sizes and industries to discover the truth in information—their most important digital asset. Using the Veritas platform, customers can accelerate their digital transformation and solve pressing IT and business challenges including multi-cloud data management, data protection, storage optimisation, compliance readiness and workload portability—with no cloud vendor lock-in. Eighty-six percent of Fortune 500 companies rely on Veritas today to reveal data insights that drive competitive advantage. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter at @veritastechllc. Forward-looking Statements: Any forward-looking indication of plans for products is preliminary and all future release dates are tentative and are subject to change at the sole discretion of Veritas. Any future release of the product or planned modifications to product capability, functionality, or feature are subject to ongoing evaluation by Veritas, may or may not be implemented, should not be considered firm commitments by Veritas, should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions, and may not be incorporated into any contract. Veritas and the Veritas Logo, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Veritas Technologies LLC or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owner. # # #

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