Commvault & Cisco UCS Launch ScaleProtect for Scale-Out Data Protection for the Enterprise
Business Wire India
Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), the leader in data protection today announced ScaleProtectTM with Cisco UCS, a powerfully unique scale-out data protection solution combining Commvault HyperScale™ Software with Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS). ScaleProtect™ with Cisco UCS provides enterprises a single, integrated solution that delivers infrastructure simplicity, elasticity, resiliency, flexibility and scale for managing secondary data, while replacing legacy back-up tools with a modern cloud-enabled data management solution.
With 45-60% of today’s data consumed by secondary workloads according to a report by IDC, enterprises face increasing demand to find new value in secondary storage as a means to drive key business and IT transformation initiatives, while keeping costs within control and maintaining visibility into their data. ScaleProtect TM with Cisco UCS supports this environment by providing a unified, modern data protection and management platform that delivers cloud-like services on-premises. The solution also enables enterprises to eliminate costly existing point solutions that do not scale and lack visibility into secondary data.
“Unprecedented data growth, multi-cloud complexity, fragmented backup silos, sprawling applications, regulatory compliance, and the need for analytics continue to pressure companies,” said Archana Venkatraman, Research Manager at IDC. “Many organizations are finding that multiple, point-based data management tools are adding to complexities affecting storage performance, efficiency, and costs. Consolidating all secondary storage workloads (from backup to test and development) in a scale-out infrastructure, with converged data protection, native cloud integration, and automated DR capabilities can bring real benefits to organizations and make data a business enabler.”
Today’s announcement builds upon the recent launch of Commvault HyperScale™ Technology, two powerful, cloud-ready data infrastructure offerings – an all-in-one appliance and a reference architecture model – that provide customers with a new level of management simplicity and scale for managing secondary data on premises. As the first solution launched as a Commvault HyperScale™ Software reference architecture, ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS delivers these benefits as well as seamless integration with storage arrays, hypervisors, applications and the full range of cloud provider solutions to support the most diverse and dynamic enterprise and hybrid cloud environments.
Commvault and Cisco Bring Scale-Out Data Protection Solutions to the Enterprise
ScaleProtect TM with Cisco UCS provides customers the following benefits and capabilities:
Agility, resiliency and availability of data and applications, both on-premises and in the cloud
Setup, management and upgrade simplicity
Commvault Data Platform’s high availability and disaster recovery capabilities, including simply powerful automation, orchestration and self-service
Powerful new scale-out infrastructure combined with data management and protection, enabling systems consolidation and elimination of point-product solution silos
Modular scalability to grow with the needs of the business, including non-disruptive capacity and performance expansion
Built-in resiliency (erasure-coding with no single point of failure)
Streamlined support, centralized patch management, and active monitoring
Better TCO versus legacy scale-up solutions with lower procurement cost & operational overhead
Scale-out capacity that can start small and scale to PetaBytes seamlessly
“We are excited that the industry leader in data center infrastructure and the industry leader in data protection have worked together to create a solution that delivers a new level of simplicity, elasticity, resiliency, flexibility and scale for managing secondary data,” said N. Robert Hammer, Chairman, President and CEO, Commvault. “ScaleProtect™ with UCS, the powerful combination of Commvault HyperScale™ Technology and the computing and networking power of Cisco UCS, provides unparalleled performance and cost effectiveness for a range of use cases, including data center consolidation, infrastructure modernization, digital transformation, growing multiple location footprints, and business-critical application and dev/test performance.”
*IDC, Copy Data Management is Not Management of Copy Data, June 2016, IDC #US41335616