VERITAS Software Corporation today extended its industry leading portfolio of storage, server and data management products to support AMD Opteron processor-based servers. With the immediate availability of VERITAS Storage Foundation and VERITAS NetBackup software for AMD Opteron processor-based systems running Microsoft Windows and Red Hat Linux and SUSE Linux, as well as VERITAS OpForce software for Red Hat Linux and SUSE Linux, and VERITAS Backup Exec for Windows Servers, VERITAS continues to deliver unparalleled platform flexibility and choice.

AMD Opteron processor-based systems offer new and better price/performance levels and enable customers to invest in 64-bit servers to run 32-bit applications today with the assurance of seamless migration to 64-bit applications in the future. With Microsoft’s recent announcement of Windows Server 2003 X64 Edition support for AMD64 technology, customers can continue to embrace powerful 64-bit applications without sacrificing their existing hardware investments in AMD Opteron processor-based systems. (see related press release)

“VERITAS’ support confirms the growing momentum of systems based on the AMD Opteron processor in the enterprise,” said Joe Menard, corporate vice president, software strategy and alliances, AMD. “Customers can get the high performance they need from a wide array of server suppliers and run the x86 operating system of their choice. VERITAS’ powerful 64-bit software for Windows and Linux will further accelerate the adoption of industry-standard AMD64 platforms.”

VERITAS products that will immediately support AMD Opteron processor-based systems, include:

– VERITAS Storage Foundation software combines VERITAS Volume Manager and industry leading VERITAS File System for complete, online storage management.
– VERITAS OpForce software automates the process of server provisioning by discovering server hardware, installing operating systems, configuring applications, and modifying network settings on multiple servers simultaneously.
– VERITAS NetBackup software delivers enterprise-class data protection for the largest Windows, Solaris and Linux enterprise environments, including corporate data centers.

– VERITAS Backup Exec for Windows Servers provides comprehensive, cost-effective, high-performance, and certified backup and recovery.

“AMD has played a vital role in the advancement of industry-standard 64-bit processing, bringing new price-performance options to mid-sized businesses and enterprises alike,” said Rob Soderbery, vice president, Storage and Server Management Group, VERITAS Software. “VERITAS’ support for Windows and Linux on AMD Opteron processors offers customers an increased range of choices as they transition to 64-bit computing.”

Availability and Pricing
The products are available immediately with prices starting at: $400 USD for VERITAS Storage Foundation; $2000 USD for VERITAS NetBackup; $7500 USD per management server and $500 USD per managed CPU for VERITAS OpForce; and $295 USD for the Remote Agent for Backup Exec for Windows Servers software.