Fujitsu taps Veritas for software-defined storage offering

Fujitsu taps Veritas for software-defined storage offering

Terms of the agreement will see Fujitsu specifically leverage Veritas Access

Fujitsu has selected Veritas as a key storage supplier within the technology provider’s Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 in the region, designed to boost capabilities across data protection and management.

Terms of the agreement will see Fujitsu specifically leverage Veritas Access, a software-defined scale-out network-attached storage solution.

“Veritas’ strategic relationship with Fujitsu goes back more than two decades,” Veritas executive vice president and chief product officer, Mike Palmer, said. As one of our global key partners, we are delighted that Fujitsu picked Veritas Access to support K5.”

A lack of flexibility, high costs, and difficulties accommodating a variety of data transfer protocols on the same architecture were some of the complaints levied at traditional hardware, which, historically Fujitsu has been reliant upon.

With the exponential growth in data, the development of software-defined storage is timely and offers several important benefits over traditional storage.

One such benefit included the software-defined approach offering greater flexibility in supporting multiple protocols and the added ability to interface with different types of storage.

Multiple protocols are supported by Veritas Access, including NFS, SMB (CIFS), FTP, and Amazon S3 APIs - such support will enable the cluster to be utilised for traditional and modern workloads.

Tiered capacity by service level is also supported in addition to the ability to provision storage on demand.

“This partnership with Fujitsu to deliver data protection and data management services supports organisations with their requirements for data visibility, digital compliance and business continuity,” Palmer added.

Other improvements seen include control and efficiency improvements in addition to the added ability to add or replace hardware without the need for any system downtime.

This ability to avoid system downtime while hardware is added or replaced is seen as crucial in the always-on era.

“We look forward to expanding our partnership with Veritas, to offer data management services for multi-cloud platforms centred on K5,” Fujitsu head of cloud services, Masahiro Ota, added.

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