Veritas plays nicely with VMware in the cloud

Data protection stalwart Veritas has ported the Enterprise Data Services Platform (EDSP) for VMware onto the AWS, Azure and Google clouds.

For data protection vendors, the capability to backup to and within public clouds is becoming table stakes, along with providing data analytics, compliance reporting and anti-malware.

Veritas is a traditional legacy on-premises data protection vendor. Newer competitors such as Cohesity, Druva, Rubrik and Veeam provide central management for distributed data protection environments, support compliance needs and enable analytics to be run on the backed-up data.

That’s the background for Veritas combining disparate products into EDSP and now adding cloud support.


EDSP shoehorns NetBackup protection, availability and Aptare analytic insights into a single product.

With the latest release customers can now easily recover granularly without mounting the virtual disk image (VMDK), which reduces recovery times. Alternatively they can automate and orchestrate recovery at scale. 

EDSP can also help migrations to the cloud.

Veritas has made EDSP available on-premises and in the three main public clouds for VMware users. A central management facility looks after a distributed EDSP environment. All this gets EDSP hybrid and multi-cloud credibility with VMware users.

Perhaps Hyper-V and KVM hypervisor users will get a version of EDSP in the future.