Metallic, a Commvault venture, was established to bring cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) data protection to the market powered by Commvault’s core technology. Metallic has added new data protection solutions, features, and enterprise workload support. In addition, Metallic is now generally available in 23 countries in total, announcing support for nine new countries in the EMEA region.
The enhanced Metallic Backup-as-a-Service portfolio now includes enhanced SaaS application protection with the introduction of Metallic Salesforce Backup and Microsoft Teams recovery enhancements. It also includes the addition of Oracle and Active Directory to Metallic Database Backup. Next ton that, the Commvault has expanded its hybrid cloud capabilities with the addition of ‘HyperScale X’ as a fully integrated appliance and edge offering for Metallic.
“The rise in both remote work and potential data risk is driving strong demand for cloud-based data protection solutions that offer customers the security, agility, and functionality needed to not only continue day-to-day operations, but in many cases, to exceed them,” said Vinny Choinski, Senior Validation Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “With the continued expansion of Metallic’s SaaS Plus portfolio, Commvault has created an impressive backup-as-a-service ecosystem – a comprehensive range of offerings supporting enterprise-wide workloads to the backup target of choice, whether it’s on-prem, in the cloud, or to the HyperScale X appliance.”
The nine new cloud regions in the EMEA region include Austria, Germany, France, Poland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and South Africa.
New Metallic Solutions
Catering to the needs of businesses across the globe for dedicated SaaS application protection, Metallic has made global availability a top priority, tripling its country availability and doubling its product offerings. Recent additions include hybrid cloud data protection solutions for SAP HANA and Kubernetes, in addition to today’s newest announcements:
- Metallic Salesforce Backup – provides users scalable, enterprise-grade SaaS data protection for the Salesforce Sales, Service, and Financial Cloud. It would offer simple protection for Salesforce data with unlimited retention, unlimited storage, and hardened security controls built-in – helping to meet stringent standards, unique requirements like sandbox seeding, recovery requirements, and SLAs.
- Metallic Office 365 & Teams Backup & Recovery – now builds on Metallic’s existing Microsoft Teams capabilities to include in-place restore of Teams conversations and other data. This would enable administrators to granularly recover data stored within Teams, channels, and conversations, with better speed and precision while maintaining existing site structures and settings. All new and existing Metallic Office 365 Backup customers will automatically receive Microsoft Teams functionality as part of their subscription – which also provides coverage for Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and OneDrive.
- HyperScale X for Metallic – offers users the choice of a fully integrated appliance for single-vendor management of on-premises storage and SaaS-delivered data backup. It enables the Commvault appliance, HyperScale X, to run in edge mode, allowing it to operate as a backup target for hybrid cloud workloads protected by Metallic. This innovative edge offering represents the next step in Metallic’s hybrid expansion, combining the best of Metallic BaaS with the best of the HyperScale X scale-out storage platform. Users can utilize Metallic to protect data in any hybrid data protection schema, whether cloud to cloud, on-premises data to cloud with an on-premises copy for fast restore, cloud to edge appliance, and more.
Support for Oracle Database and Microsoft Active Directory backup are offered as part of the Metallic Database Backup solution. Providing BaaS database protection for customers’ hybrid world, Metallic Database Backup gives administrators seamless visibility and database protection for SAP HANA, Oracle, Microsoft SQL, and Active Directory on-premises, in the cloud, and in Microsoft Azure.
“As we continue our global rollout of Metallic, we’re finding more and more customers around the world are immediately grasping the value and inherent simplicity that cloud-native, as-a-service data protection can bring to their environments,” said Manoj Nair, General Manager, Metallic. “With our new offerings like Salesforce and Oracle backup and our unique SaaS Plus capabilities, Metallic solutions offer customers what no other cloud-delivered backup service can match: the most comprehensive portfolio of BaaS solutions and the flexibility to backup each data source to the optimal storage target – whether that be cloud or on-premises storage, or the new HyperScale X for Metallic at the edge for ultimate performance with BaaS simplicity.”