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MTI, Veritas announce development partnership

MTI Technology Corp. and Veritas Software Corp. announced a broad strategic partnership that will include joint-development and certification agreements.

The partnership will allow MTI, Anaheim, Calif., to integrate Mountain View, Calif.-based Veritas Software Corp.'s data availability products into its storage solutions, delivering a series of next-generation storage area network and network attached storage products and services.

"With Veritas, MTI will have a single software vendor to back end all of it's offerings," said Steve Duplessie, senior analyst for the enterprise Storage Group. "Veritas has NAS appliance software, SAN appliance software, and a host of utilities. It's good for Veritas because in MTI they have a complete channel - one that will use the entire spectrum of Veritas products."

"We are very excited about this announcement because of the synergy between the two companies," said Kevin Liebl, vice president of marketing for MTI. "By combining the core competencies of both companies, we are looking to provide a solution that leapfrogs many of the competitors in terms of fault-tolerance, performance and manageability."

The agreement includes joint marketing and development programs designed to enhance the value of MTI's existing DataServices portfolio, particularly in the areas of data replication, backup and data management, through the strategic addition of Veritas Software technology. Establishing the foundation applications for its storage management products and services, MTI says it intends to integrate combinations of several Veritas products, including its Cluster Server, Foundation Suite, NetBackup, Storage Appliance and Storage Replicator, with MTI's line of Vivant enterprise storage products.

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