Commvault adds SnapProtect to Dell Equallogic SANs

by CXOtoday Staff    Mar 25, 2010

To further simplify and automate data protection and expedite rapid recovery operations, CommVault has integrated its Simpana SnapProtect technology in the Dell PowerVault DL2100 appliance. This will seamlessly integrate the data protection policy to control the snapshot technology within the Dell EqualLogic PS Series family of iSCSI SANs.  

"CommVault and Dell jointly developed the API to integrate SnapProtect with Dell EqualLogic arrays in order to ensure true application awareness from beginning to end of the dataset. Furthermore, our integrated cloud connector gives Dell PowerVault DL2100 customers more options for moving, managing and protecting data across multiple storage tiers, including low-cost cloud storage, " said David West, VP - marketing and business development, CommVault.

As a core Simpana software feature, CommVault’s SnapProtect enabler for the Dell EqualLogic PS Series can be leveraged by both new and existing customers to elevate protection of Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, Oracle and Windows, Linux and Unix file system environments.  Automated storage policies drive secondary protection copies to deduplicated disk, tape or cloud storage for longer-term retention while reducing data lifecycle costs and compliance demands.  

"Through our partnership with CommVault we are simplifying data protection for our joint customers with enterprise requirements, to both integrate with our Dell product lines like EqualLogic, and to support flexible back end storage options like the cloud," said Darren Thomas, VP and GM, Dell enterprise storage.

SnapProtect policies help maximize the speed and efficiency of Dell EqualLogic snapshots to reduce the operational impact and meet recovery objectives for mission-critical applications and file systems. One-pass backup with multi-option restore operations and one-click recovery features expedite restores of entire storage volumes, distinct application stores and critical folder/file groups. Simpana software’s offline mining tools also support the ability to select granular messages, documents or Active Directory components from database snapshot copies.