Veritas Acquires HubStor To Reinforce Backup-As-A-Service Capabilities
Data protection and management software developer Veritas has acquired HubStor to enable powerful enterprise Backup as a Service capabilities.
The integration of HubStor technology into the Veritas portfolio will provide customers with a SaaS backup solution that lets them leverage several features. They can customize and tailor configurations to a highly granular level – even down to individual items and recover data through a simplified self-service portal for end-users. It will also be easier for customers to comply with data sovereignty requirements with access to data center locations globally as well as discover insights on their backup environment through dashboards and reporting.
Greg Hughes, CEO of Veritas, said, “Today, more enterprises than ever rely on cloud services such as Microsoft 365, Slack and Box. But too few companies realize that they are responsible for implementing their own data protection policies for SaaS applications. Adding HubStor to the Veritas portfolio allows customers to protect all their data, now including SaaS data, from a single platform, whether in the cloud, in the data center or at the edge.”
The acquisition of HubStor enables expanded protection for a variety of SaaS-based applications, including Microsoft 365, Slack, Box and Google Workspace. HubStor is built on a modern API-first architecture that provides a clear path for integration with the unified Enterprise Data Services Platform to simplify operations and reduce risk as part of a holistic data protection strategy.
HubStor has been developed to overcome some of the biggest barriers to cloud data protection faced by enterprises. It is designed from the ground up to meet the high performance and scalability demands needed to protect, manage and restore enterprise data sets.
HubStor’s technology harnesses the power of Microsoft Azure, giving customers access to the Azure platform’s global footprint for data sovereignty and replication needs, the ability to leverage other Azure services, and the option to use their own Azure subscription.
Chris Barry, Vice President, WW Enterprise Commercial & Strategy, Microsoft, said, “Veritas has long partnered with Microsoft to help customers manage and protect their most important data in the cloud. HubStor’s acquisition and integration with Veritas takes full advantage of a SaaS solution built on the Azure platform and delivers a backup as a service solution to customers across the globe that benefits from the scale, security, reliability and flexibility that Azure provides.”