CommVault Ships Cloud-Optimized Simpana Software

Single-platform integration with storage cloud providers offers secure, seamless, cost-effective tier of cloud storage

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CommVault is now shipping an integrated cloud storage connector for its Simpana software that will enable customers to move on-premises backup and archive data securely, reliably, and transparently into and out of private and public cloud storage without complex scripting or cloud gateway appliances.

CommVault can reduce internal IT by moving infrequently accessed backup and archive data from expensive, on-premises disk and tape storage into lower-cost cloud storage.

The program’s architecture provides a singular platform to help an enterprise simplify the movement, protection, archiving, and eDiscovery of all types of data stored in the cloud, including Oracle and SAP databases, Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint systems, and virtualized data. With Simpana software, customers can deploy embedded data deduplication and encryption modules to further reduce data management costs while securing the delivery and recovery of data stored in the cloud. To help meet compliance and eDiscovery needs, CommVault customers also can add Simpana Search to index data prior to sending it to cloud storage.

Seamless integration with trusted cloud storage providers -- including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Nirvanix -- extends the unified data and information management capabilities of the Simpana software platform to the cloud. Planned integration with EMC and Iron Mountain currently underway will achieve the same benefits. Additional cooperation between CommVault and its cloud storage partners enables seamless tech support for joint customers.

According to a recent CommVault survey of more than 10,000 customers worldwide, the top pain points driving implementation of a cloud storage model include growing data volumes, lengthy retention periods, large data center footprints, expensive storage infrastructure costs, and storage capacity limits. By integrating seamlessly with cloud-storage service offerings, CommVault makes it easy for customers to efficiently and securely move infrequently accessed data into the cloud to improve on-premises asset utilization while enabling disaster recovery.

Based on typical use cases, CommVault software can lower cloud storage-related costs further using its embedded compression and deduplication features, which reduces the amount of data sent over the network and stored in the cloud.

Shifting to a storage-as-a-service model is straightforward: CommVault customers create a storage policy to select cloud storage as a target, eliminating time-consuming custom scripting or the need for disparate cloud-gateway appliances that lack application awareness.

CommVault’s modular Simpana software platform enables organizations to secure their data in-flight or at rest within the storage cloud by adding embedded FIPS-certified encryption.

Existing customers with active maintenance contracts can download the latest CommVault Service Pack and immediately integrate with CommVault’s cloud service provider partners to streamline data tiering to the cloud.

ew and existing Simpana software customers can leverage cloud-based, Farline data storage with Amazon, Microsoft, and Nirvanix immediately by purchasing a per-terabyte capacity license from CommVault. Customers will need to have an established account with one of the cloud providers of choice. Additional information is available at www.commvault.com.