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Veritas Broadens Offerings
This article is part of the Vol. 1 No. 4 June 2002 issue of Storage magazine
Gary Bloom, Veritas Software's chairman, president and CEO, sported a big smile - some called it a perpetual grin - during his keynote address at last month's users' conference, Vision in Dallas. Bloom had plenty to crow about: According to a Gartner report, Veritas led the market for Unix and Windows server backup products with more than 48% market share. In the volume management segment, Gartner reported that Veritas was also ranked No. 1 with almost an 80% market share in 2001. Veritas raked in $1.5 billion in revenue for 2001. In a down economy those are big, happy-to-report numbers. Said Bloom: "I'm really glad I'm selling software, not hardware." Bloom is not resting on Veritas' laurels, though. The company is actively moving to try to parlay its dominant market positions onto even higher ground. For example, Veritas has ported its storage management product suite to IBM AIX. Now Veritas software runs on every major operating system, including Solaris, HP-UX, Linux and Windows. As partial payback for AIX, Pars Larsen, IBM ...
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