Commvault Launches Validated and Pre-Optimized Solution for Simplified Backup, Recovery and Archiving

Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a global provider of enterprise data protection and information management, has unveiled a pre-optimized and validated solution for simplified data protection and recovery using Commvault‘s Software deployed on the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) infrastructure.

Commvault also announced support into Cisco’s HyperFlex hyperconverged system to help organizations protect data workloads and applications across virtualized and cloud infrastructures. The new reference architectures and Commvault’s support of HyperFlex were both announced at Cisco Live in Las Vegas, Nevada.

commvault data ptotectionThrough the new Commvault Reference Architectures, which provide a set of guidelines and best delivery methods for particular technology deployments within an IT service catalog, customers can now leverage an all-in-one solution with a single, unified backup, recovery and archive platform that has the flexibility to scale from terabytes to petabytes.

The Cisco HyperFlex hyperconverged system combines compute, storage and networking into an easy-to-use platform built on Cisco UCS infrastructure.

Through this support, Commvault now provides data protection and recovery of data workloads and applications running across virtualized and cloud infrastructures on Cisco HyperFlex. Customer benefits would include:

  • Increased automation – Commvault software detects and classifies new VMs, and adds them to the proper backup policy. Commvault software can also automatically detect idle VMs, and safely archive them to reclaim valuable production resources. A built-in workflow engine allows additional administrator-specified automation.
  • Scalability – Commvault software automatically load-balances across multiple backup servers to deliver a modern scale-out experience to growing datacenters. End-to-end deduplication dramatically reduces network traffic and storage space, so your managed data stays compact and efficient.
  • VM Specific Support – With Commvault software’s integration with VMWare APIs, storage owners can avoid installing agents in every VM, thereby reducing overhead. Thanks to backup policies that can be set based on VMWare metadata and a snap-in for VSphere, the management burden is eased. Full VM or individual file restore options would save time and provide flexible recovery options to meet your unique needs.