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The aim is to provide enterprise customers with an end-to-end solution from a single vendor for data protection and retention problems.
The rise in big data analysis and the competitive advantage it brings is driving the partnership. HDS believes that as data becomes more valuable to business the need for data protection also grows.
It further believes that increased data management complexity and shrinking budgets make it an opportune time to extend its range of Symantec products.
Mike Walkey, senior vice president of Global Partners and Alliances at Hitachi Data Systems, said: “The combined solution of Enterprise Vault and Hitachi Content Platform enables customers to reduce overall storage costs, reduce backup windows, and achieve regulatory and corporate governance mandates.”
HDS claims that the extended agreement now places it in a position to provide the best information management, software and services by leveraging the combined capabilities of the two companies.
Brent Simon, vice president of Global Systems Integrators and Partners, Symantec said: “Symantec and HDS have worked together successfully in the field for many years, delivering enterprise-class solutions to our joint customers.
“This agreement… [enables] customers to acquire a complete hardware, software and services solution for their backup and recovery and retention needs from Hitachi Data Systems.”
Symantec NetBackup and Enterprise Vault are available to HDS customers in North and South America, EMEA and Asia Pacific through existing Hitachi TrueNorth Partners.
Through a phased strategy for data protection solutions, HDS and TrueNorth Partners will work with customers to build advanced data management-based protection and recovery solution.