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Veritas makes multimillion dollar play into Aussie Cloud datacentres

Veritas makes multimillion dollar play into Aussie Cloud datacentres

Equinix in Sydney will be the primary datacentre with backup in Melbourne

In an effort to help businesses address Australian privacy and data integrity laws, information management vendor, Veritas Technologies, is making a multimillion dollar investment in dedicated Cloud datacentres across Australia.

The multi-year agreement will host primary data storage at Equinix in Sydney as the primary datacenter and Melbourne has been picked as the backup datacentre. This is Veritas’ third datacenter infrastructure investment in Australia over the past three years.

Veritas has made a point that the new datacentres will not be linked to datacentres outside Australia.

The particular Cloud solutions include email archiving and eDiscovery that support both all-Cloud and hybrid environments. Veritas Enterprise will be the first application hosted in the new datacentre. It captures, stores and indexes information including emails, attachments, Microsoft SharePoint, Box files, and content from unified communications and instant messaging systems into a single, legally searchable, online repository.

It complements Microsoft Office 365 and works with on-premise systems such as Exchange and Domino.

“Veritas’ expansion of its local data center footprint will go a long way in serving our Australian customers’ needs and preference to keep data close to where they operate,” Veritas Australia sales director, Louis Tague, said.

Veritas senior vice president and APJ sales leader, Chris Lin, said email was the top workload moving to the Cloud, and this investment will ensure customer’s data is retained in-country.

“We envisage strong demand for our Enterprise solution as it simplifies customer infrastructure and lowers costs while providing data protection and advanced compliance including litigation-ready eDiscovery capability,” Lin said.

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