Veritas Software (Quote, Chart) continued its utility computing push Monday, extending capabilities from its acquisition of Precise Software Solutions to Microsoft's SQL Server environments.
Since acquiring Precise earlier this year, Mountain View, Calif.'s Veritas has been steadily turning into a provider of utility computing, an increasingly popular type of provisioning services offered to customers in order to grant them more control over turning power on or off like a switch.
Benefits of this method could include a reduction in hardware and labor costs because storage and servers are pooled and resources are automatically provisioned. IBM (Quote, Chart), HP, (Quote, Chart) Sun Microsystems, (Quote, Chart) CA (Quote, Chart)and a few others join Veritas in defining this niche.
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