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Veritas Spruces Up SRM

Veritas Software Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTS) is extending the quota and file-blocking capabilities of its StorageCentral software to handle Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) Windows Storage Server 2003 and Network Appliance Inc. (Nasdaq: NTAP) filers (see Vendors Jump to Back Microsoft NAS and NetApp & Veritas Cuddle Up).

Veritas, which acquired the storage resource management (SRM) software with Precise earlier this year, will be announcing the availability of StorageCentral version 5.2 tomorrow (see Veritas Picks Up Precise).

The company claims the new software version offers enhanced quota and file management capabilities for both Windows and NetApp filers. A "light" version of the software has also been baked straight into the Windows Server 2003 and the Storage Server 2003 operating systems, according to Marty Ward, Veritass director of product marketing.

“This is very important for us,” he says. “This is a proof point of more integration with both Microsoft and NetApp. Our relationships have become much more mature.”

The new quota functions allow companies to set up capacity thresholds for users on shared disk environments, and offers reporting capabilities warning users when they’re approaching their limit.

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