7/25/2002 - Fujitsu Limited and VERITAS Software today announced they have signed a global cooperative support agreement and a VERITAS EnabledTM Program agreement to deliver combined solutions and the highest levels of service and support to customers worldwide. The agreement builds on and consolidates successful cooperative arrangements that Fujitsu Limited and its group companies have enjoyed with VERITAS Software.
As part of the agreement, Fujitsu will join the VERITAS Enabled Program, which provides tools, information and support for heterogeneous environments, to promote seamless interoperability of Fujitsu hardware and software with VERITAS Software storage management solutions. A large number of VERITAS Software products have already been certified on Fujitsu's enterprise solutions combining its powerful, highly reliable and scalable PRIMEPOWER servers and ETERNUS storage systems. PRIMEPOWER servers are based on SPARC architecture and run the SolarisTM Operating Environment.
"Secure processing using SAN and software-based storage architectures reduces the cost and complexity of developing and growing enterprise IT environments," said Kevin Reinis, vice president, Strategic Alliances and Business Development, VERITAS Software. "Supporting Fujitsu's "mission critical" product set in a VERITAS software environment will enable us to more easily deliver increased value to our common customers."
"The establishment of a global support structure with VERITAS Software across the Fujitsu Group leverages our individual and collective strengths to further enhance the reliability and speed of our customer support," said Mr. Shu Hiraki, group executive vice president, Platforms Business Development & Management Group, Fujitsu Limited. "Together with more seamless interoperability of VERITAS Software and Fujitsu products, this means stronger solutions offerings and better support for Fujitsu's enterprise customers around the globe."
Fujitsu's extensive global enterprise customer base and VERITAS Software's leadership position in storage management software creates an ideal partnership for supporting large-scale customers with operations in many discrete locations. The new collaboration will enable quicker resolution to cross-platform issues.
Another important benefit of the closer working relationship between Fujitsu and VERITAS Software is the establishment of a global support structure in America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Such a structure will ensure that VERITAS Software products are certified on Fujitsu equipment and will enable both parties to better understand any issues requiring resolution when product support is required. As a result, customers will achieve faster installation and higher performance from their combined Fujitsu and VERITAS Software solutions with high levels of systems availability and security.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, high-reliability/performance computing and telecommunications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts make Fujitsu uniquely positioned to unleash the infinite possibilities of the broadband Internet to help its customers succeed. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5 trillion yen (about US$38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/
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With 5,700 employees in 36 countries and revenue of $1.5 billion in 2001, VERITAS Software ranks among the top 10 software companies in the world. VERITAS Software is the world's leading storage software company, providing data protection, storage management, high availability and disaster recovery software to 86 percent of the Fortune 500. VERITAS Software's corporate headquarters is located at 350 Ellis Street, Mountain View, CA, 94043, tel: 650-527-8000, fax: 650-527-8050, e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org, Web site: www.veritas.com
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