Symantec to Deliver Backup, Recovery and High Availability Products for IBM Linux on POWER(TM)

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ARMONK, NY - 07 Jun 2006: IBM today announced that Symantec, a world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information, has agreed to port Veritas Cluster Server, Veritas Storage Foundation family and NetBackup recovery technology to the Linux on POWER platform.

Symantec has agreed to support IBM's Linux on POWER platform by porting its high availability, volume and file system management software applications, including: Veritas Cluster Server, Veritas Volume Replicator, Storage Foundation, and Storage Foundation for Oracle® RAC to the IBM portfolio of System p servers. Symantec's support of the platform significantly enhances IBM's ability to provide clients a range of solutions that helps them manage their heterogeneous server and storage infrastructures in a more cost effective and efficient manner.

"Responding to the strong demand for a robust enterprise solution set for Linux on POWER, IBM has entered into this agreement with Symantec," said Ross Mauri, General Manager, IBM System p. "We believe the Symantec products will add even more value to what already is one of the most cost-effective and robust server lines on the market."

Symantec's Veritas Cluster Server helps reduce application downtime and protect everything from a single database instance to globally dispersed clusters across all major operating systems. Veritas Storage Foundation software combines Veritas Volume Manager and Veritas File System to simplify client file system management and improve the utilization of complex storage systems. Veritas Volume Replicator provides a robust storage-independent disaster recovery solution when data loss and prolonged downtime cannot be tolerated by replicating data over any IP network. These offerings are aimed at helping customers accelerate server consolidation strategies, reduce application downtime and improve the performance and manageability of system infrastructure.


Symantec offerings for Linux on POWER™ are expected to be available starting by the end of 2006.

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