back to article Veritas veteran becomes new big cheese at Symantec spin-off

Greg Hughes has been hired as head honcho at the private equity-owned storage spin-off from Symantec, Veritas. Hughes is a Veritas veteran, having been EVP for global services from October 2003 to mid-2005, then president for global services when Symantec bought Veritas in 2005, president from 2008 onwards, president for the …

  1. adam payne

    Symantec = the worse thing that happened to Veritas.

    1. Marty McFly Silver badge

      Are you sure??

      Symantec + Veritas happened in 2005. The SHTF with the global economy in 2008. Say what you want about the effects of that merger on both companies. At the end of the day both of them survived that economic downturn. We will never know otherwise, but it is not outside the realm of possibility that one of them may have failed individually had it not been for the financial strength of them together.

      1. adam payne

        Re: Are you sure??

        We used Backup Exec many moons ago and every version after Symantec was more buggy and bloated.

        1. Daniel von Asmuth

          Re: Are you sure??

          We used Veritas NetBackup for years and I find one bug, which Symantec fixed in short order.... Veritas OpForce was complex and not supported so well.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The merger was a stupid idea from the start

    Why would there be benefit from a AV company buying a disk management & backup software vendor.

    The split was inevitable.

    Now there are two companies again but this time, and even more shoddy AV company and an obsolete disk/backup one.

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