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  • 7 June 2005 10:55

VERITAS Extends Application Service Management Software to Microsoft .NET and SQL Server 2005

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VERITAS Extends Application Service Management Software to Microsoft .NET and SQL Server 2005

Latest VERITAS i3 offerings enable IT managers to set and maintain service levels for applications and Web services running on the Microsoft .NET as well as SQL Server 2005

Orlando, Florida – Tech•Ed 2005 – June 7, 2005 – VERITAS Software Corporation (Nasdaq: VRTS) today extended its application service management software, VERITAS i3™, to support the Microsoft .NET Framework as well as Microsoft SQL Server 2005 databases. As enterprises increasingly adopt Microsoft .NET technologies and SQL Server 2005, VERITAS i3 software will provide IT managers with a comprehensive set of end-to-end performance and service management tools that will allow them to proactively monitor, analyze, and fine-tune their applications and maintain performance and availability levels for their organizations. VERITAS i3 software is the first database performance tool available that has been specifically designed to support SQL Server 2005. Additionally, as enterprises optimize the performance and availability of their applications in a Microsoft Windows environment, they can further increase levels of data availability and storage utilization by deploying the latest release of VERITAS Storage Foundation™ High Availability for Windows 4.3 (see related press release, issued today) for an end-to-end solution in their datacenters.

“VERITAS has a proven track record for delivering advanced software solutions that enhance customer confidence and migration to our latest operating systems and database offerings,” said Paul Flessner, senior vice president of Enterprise Servers at Microsoft. “With VERITAS i3 for .NET and SQL Server 2005, our mutual customers will now have the ability to proactively manage the service and performance levels of their SQL Server 2005 databases as well as the Web services and applications running across their .NET environments.”

One of the challenges that IT managers have faced to date with Web services running across the .NET Framework has been the absence of production tools that enable them to fine-tune the availability and performance levels of key Web services. With the introduction of VERITAS i3 for Microsoft .NET, IT managers will now have the ability to not only develop and deploy scalable .NET Framework-based Web services and applications but also proactively monitor and manage performance and availability levels. VERITAS i3 for Microsoft .NET offers extensive visibility into the operation of production .NET Framework-based applications allowing IT managers to proactively identify and eliminate costly performance bottlenecks before they impact end-users or customers.

As customers begin testing the SQL Server 2005 Community Technology Preview (CTP) releases in test environments, IT managers will now have the ability to provide application performance analysis using VERITAS i3 for SQL Server. They will now be able to optimize end user response times to specified service levels by proactively monitoring, analyzing, and tuning their SQL Server 2005 environments before performance bottlenecks impact database service levels. VERITAS i3 for SQL Server provides key application, database, system and storage statistics and analysis data to provide a smooth migration to SQL Server 2005. In addition, VERITAS i3 for SQL Server will provide visibility into transactions that cross the entire application allowing IT managers to set and meet service level agreements.

“VERITAS continues to lead the industry in delivering advanced support for the latest releases of leading software platforms such as Microsoft .NET and SQL Server 2005, giving customers confidence in migrating or upgrading to the latest application and database performance advancements available,” said Robert Maness, vice president, application service management group, VERITAS. “VERITAS i3 software will provide IT managers with the tools and visibility necessary to help ensure that mission critical Microsoft applications are upgraded to technologies such as the .NET Framework and SQL Server 2005 without detrimental performance issues.”

Availability and Pricing VERITAS i3 for .NET and SQL Server 2005 is scheduled to be generally available in July 2005. Pricing for VERITAS i3 for .NET starts at USD $1,500 per CPU. Pricing for VERITAS i3 for SQL Server starts at USD $1,000 per CPU.

About VERITAS Software VERITAS Software, one of the 10 largest software companies in the world, is a leading provider of software and services to enable utility computing. In a utility computing model, IT resources are aligned with business needs, and business applications are delivered with optimal performance and availability on top of shared computing infrastructure, minimizing hardware and labor costs. With 2004 revenue of $2.04 billion, VERITAS delivers products and services for data protection, storage & server management, high availability and application performance management that are used by 99 percent of the Fortune 500. More information about VERITAS Software can be found at

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Press Contact: Narelle Wilson, General Manager Marketing, Australia and New Zealand, VERITAS Software (61 2) 8220 7000,

Fiona Martin, Managing Director, Max Australia (61 2) 9954 3492,

This press release may include estimates and forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the risk that our products will not perform as well as expected, the risk that we will not gain market acceptance of our products and services, the risk that we will not be able to maintain the quality of our end-user customer and partnering relationships and the risk that we will not manage our business effectively, that could cause the actual results we achieve to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. For more information regarding potential risks, see the "Factors That May Affect Future Results" section of our most recent annual and quarterly report on file with the SEC. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

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