Aug 3, 2020

Veritas: unified data protection from Edge through to Cloud

Veritas Technologies
data protection
Technology
Innovation
Georgia Wilson
3 min
Data proctection
Veritas Technologies - global leader in data protection and availability - launches new innovations to its Enterprise Data Services Platform (EDSP...

The new innovations made to its Enterprise Data Services Platform (EDSP) helps Veritas Technologies’ customers reduce risk, optimise costs, strengthen ransomware resilient and manage multiple cloud environments at scale.

With the launch of NetBackup 8.3, Veritas Technologies strives to further empower its enterprise customers by driving resiliency within their applications and infrastructures regardless of the context. By extending this platform to include the Veritas Resiliency Platform (VRP) and CloudPoint the company can provide a single platform that incorporates enterprise resiliency features and functionalities to protect and recover data. 

With global enterprises accelerating their digital transformation in order to support remote working amidst COVID-19, Veritas Technologies details that IT resiliency and efficiency is more critical than ever. As a result the company reports that with the innovations in NetBackup 8.3, organisations can “dramatically reduce the risk and impact of system downtime, avoid disparate workload-specific point products and realise significant cost savings by standardising on a single platform across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.”   

Christophe Bertrand, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), commented that “scale, flexibility and simplicity are continuing to drive up cloud adoption. While the benefits of these multi-cloud strategies are well established, they also bring data protection challenges as multiple point products can increase risk and operational complexity. Businesses can simplify the backup and recovery challenge by standardizing on a single platform."

Partners benefitting from Veritas Technologies include Peerless Clothing: "When it comes to fashion, timing is everything, so downtime and data loss simply aren't options for Peerless. We have hundreds of virtual machines and tens of terabytes of data in the cloud, all of which need to be protected," said Laura Ghinda, tech lead, Peerless Clothing. "Veritas allows us to manage our data from a single platform, bringing proven enterprise-class features and functionality to protect our data no matter where it lives. And robust native protection for cloud data, coupled with faster discovery for VMs, makes NetBackup 8.3 an exciting proposition for us. The holistic approach to data management, from core, to edge, to cloud, means that we can drive down data duplication, making our backup more cost effective, as well as simpler."

To find out more about the benefits that Veritas Technologies is providing its customers, click here!

Recently named a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for the 15th time for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions, Veritas Technologies believes the recognition validates its commitment to innovation in its customer environments.

"Veritas is continuing to innovate on its Enterprise Data Services Platform with the launch of the latest version of NetBackup. We're extending enterprise-grade data protection and the most robust set of recovery options to every corner of our customers' IT environments -- from on-premises physical to virtual, to cloud and even to containers," said Deepak Mohan, executive vice president, Products Organization at Veritas.

"Our customers' environments are getting more complex with more applications, more workloads, more data, more clouds and more threats. NetBackup 8.3 accelerates our strategy to abstract IT complexity and simplify data management with the Enterprise Data Services Platform with best in industry scale and reliability," concludes Mohan. 

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Jul 18, 2021

Ivy.ai’s new chatbot streamlines resources and policies

businesschief
AI
Technology
Sports
2 min
Ivy.ai can streamline resources and policies related to name, image and likeness through its chatbot to provide a seamless experience for student-athletes

Ivy.ai, a creator of AI chatbots for higher education, is offering a chatbot that helps institutions streamline name, image, and likeness policies for athletic programmes. 

This solution will allow athletic departments to dramatically reduce inbound inquiries while answering inquiries related to compliance, financial aid impact, how-to documents, and best practice training videos.

It will allow institutions to condense information in a way that is easily accessible and eliminates the need for student-athletes to read complicated manuals. Institutions can also engage with student-athletes via a real-time feedback loop to see which topics truly matter and what needs further clarification. This allows administrators to be proactive and provide a competitive edge in recruiting. 

 

Helping institutions connect their students with information

 

“Athletic departments at colleges and universities are overwhelmed by the challenges posed by the name, image and likeness legislation,” said Mary Frances Coryell, Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Partnership. 

“Ivy.ai is uniquely positioned in the market to help institutions connect their student-athletes with policies and information related to NIL such as state laws, restrictions and relevant contacts. Our chatbot can digest all relevant policy information and provide answers to student-athletes at any time on any device. We expect the NIL market to move quickly, so student-athletes deserve the answers on their terms, rather than exclusively during work hours.”
 

Primary use cases for the chatbot include:

  • Answering commonly asked questions related to name, image and likeness
  • Communicate policies such as state laws, restrictions and compliance regulations
  • Provide contact information for various advisors and agencies
  • Connect training materials for athletes to improve their branding
  • Engage in two-way reactive and proactive communication to keep policies student-centric

 

Back in March 2020, the company offered schools a free COVID-19 Response System, including a customisable COVID-19 Response Bot, a human-to-human live chat system and an SMS Text platform. These services are offered completely free of charge. 


"The customisable COVID-19 Response Bot will help schools connect their students with important information, such as the school's operational status, where to go for treatment, and what to do to help reduce the risk of spreading the virus. We already added that information to all of our clients' AI chatbots, and we found that in many cases students needed additional support. That's why we're including our human-to-human Live Chat system in this offer. The SMS Text platform can be used to drive awareness to this communications channel for your students." said Mark McNasby, CEO of Ivy.ai.

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