MTI Technology and Veritas Software have announced a broad marketing and development partnership under which MTI will integrate a number of Veritas' software packages into its line of Vivant storage servers. The deal will encompass data replication, backup, and data management software such as Veritas Cluster Server, Foundation Suite, NetBackup, Storage Appliance, and Storage Replicator. MTI is currently verifying Cluster Server and Foundation Suite on its Vivant arrays.
MTI officials say that the Veritas deal will not affect MTI's existing relationship with Legato Systems for backup software. In addition, MTI will continue to develop its own software, which currently includes packages such as Pathfinder (for channel failover in Windows NT environments) and DataShield (which provides volume mapping and security functions). -DS