The company’s Linux product strategy includes the development of products for clustered database environments running on Linux and also working to bring storage and clustering management software to Oracle9i Real Application Clusters on Linux in 2003.
Veritas Software country manager Agendra Kumar said that the Giga Information Group has predicted that the Linux server market would grow from $2.5 billion in 2002 to $15 billion by 2007. He added that the company acknowledged the growing demand from large customers interested in reducing the total cost of storage management using the Linux platform and was expanding its product offerings and partnerships to provide companies the same enterprise class storage management solutions that Veritas provides for Unix and Windows.
The company is exploring the idea of offering its storage software on Linux-based mainframe computers. Veritas Software is also working to embed Linux-based storage management software in next-generation storage networking platforms through the Veritas Powered program.
The company plans to deliver integrated and tested storage solutions on IBM’s eServer xSeries Linux platform. Veritas’ storage visualisation, data protection and high availability software have been certified by IBM to run on IBM’s eServer xSeries platform.