Menu
Veritas buys utility automation company

Veritas buys utility automation company

Veritas Software Corp. has bought Invio Software Inc. and with it, its process automation technology, for $35 million.

With the utility computing ideas that Veritas is putting about, it is necessary to automate processes or admin staff simple get a lot more work to do making the whole thing ineffective. The Invio software can be customized to do things such as storage provisioning -- assigning logical volumes to new users for example -- and data protection, as well as server provisioning. This relieves the admin staff who only need to set policies and customize the processes once.

Invio products are designed for storage management and IT staff can use them to model, automate and control storage operations and workflow. Veritas is already shipping the technology as part of its CommandCentral Service 4.0 product. Now however, it gets the whole company and staff.

Within CommandCentral Service 4.0, there is a point-and-click GUI from which IT staff can select process templates and customize them. Workflows can be used to set up rules for infrastructure and application requirements. These could ensure that, for example, database provisioning uses a consistent underlying storage configuration. It also reduces the chances of mistakes occurring.

Jamie Gruener, a senior analyst at The Yankee Group, said: "Utility computing is all about consistent and automated service delivery," adding that Invio pioneered storage automation. Competitor EMC Corp. is building a similar automated provisioning capability -- Automated Resource Manager -- within its ControlCenter product.

Veritas is using the Invio software to link its various products together so that NetBackup could be automatically invoked to backup particular data in particular circumstances. By buying Invio Software Veritas gets to own the IP involved and prevent it being used elsewhere. Such IP ownership is thought of as being very valuable by people such as Nexsan's CTO, Gary Watson.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Featured

Slideshows

Tech industry comes out in force as Lancom turns 30

Tech industry comes out in force as Lancom turns 30

A host of leading vendors and customers came together to celebrate the birthday of Lancom Technology in New Zealand, as the technology provider turned 30.

Tech industry comes out in force as Lancom turns 30
The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

Partners are actively building out security practices and services to match, yet remain challenged by a lack of guidance in the market. This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable - in association with Sophos - assessed the making of an MSSP, outlining the blueprint for growth and how partners can differentiate in New Zealand.

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ
Show Comments