SUNNYVALE, Calif.-May 31,
2011-As enterprises transition to
flexible and efficient
infrastructures-the foundation for cloud
computing-they are increasingly turning to virtualization to
gain greater value and improve efficiencies. They are also seeking
ways to reliably meet recovery point objectives within compressed
timeframes. To address these evolving requirements, NetApp (NASDAQ:
NTAP) is strengthening its industry-leading portfolio of
Integrated Data Protection solutions with its new NetApp®
SnapProtect® management software. SnapProtect software
combines efficient, high-speed NetApp SnapshotTM copies and
replication with tape in a single backup solution to help
organizations improve the speed, efficiency, and simplicity of
backup and recovery operations.
With today's announcement, NetApp has
expanded its collaboration with CommVault (NASDAQ: CVLT) to include
a global OEM agreement under which its industry-leading
CommVault® Simpana® software provides a core component
of the new NetApp SnapProtect offering. Today's announcement
further underscores NetApp's commitment to OEM business models as
an integral component of the company's strategy to expand its
- In transitioning to virtualized, shared IT environments,
enterprises are turning to snapshot copies to achieve greater
efficiencies, back up vast data volumes within short timetables to
meet demanding service levels, and recover business operations
- To maximize the efficiencies of snapshot copies, many backup
strategies employed by enterprises today require a separate
management process or detailed scripting, which introduces
complexity and the potential for data loss. Using a single
management framework, NetApp SnapProtect software eliminates the
need to manage snapshot operations and backup in parallel, allowing
enterprises to gain the speed and efficiency of snapshot copies
with the flexibility of an industry-leading backup
- NetApp is focused on leveraging its vast ecosystem of
industry-leading technology partners to deliver innovative
solutions that help enterprises transition to a flexible and
efficient shared IT infrastructure and that enable IT to be an
accelerator of the business.
- Backup and recovery technology is a key element of integrated
data protection-one of NetApp's eight key
purchasing criteria for enabling a flexible and efficient
shared IT infrastructure. The NetApp Integrated Data Protection
product portfolio is widely recognized in the industry for reducing
costs and minimizing overall storage capacity requirements with a
single unified architecture that delivers high availability,
backup, compliance, and disaster recovery services.
- In addition, NetApp is expanding integration with CommVault
Simpana software to manage both NetApp Snapshot copies and
replication in their existing Simpana environment. This integration
delivers an innovative approach to data protection that helps
customers streamline management of terabytes to petabytes of data.
- SnapProtect software is one of several solutions that are part
of NetApp's strategy to accelerate and simplify backup and recovery
through the integration of NetApp Snapshot copies and replication
with third-party backup management provided by innovative
NetApp SnapProtect Solution
- Fast and flexible. SnapProtect software
combines high-speed NetApp Snapshot copies and disk-to-disk
replication with traditional tape backup processes in a single
solution. This solution accelerates NetApp data protection and
enables users to customize a strategy based on cost, compliance,
and recovery objectives.
- Efficient. SnapProtect software leverages
NetApp's innovative storage efficiency technologies, which are
widely recognized in the industry and can reduce storage usage on
primary and secondary disk by
up to 90% to optimize IT efficiency.
- Simple. Snapshot copy creation, replication,
and movement to tape are all managed from a unified console,
enabling customers to respond faster to issues, streamline
operations, and simplify management. A unified catalog tracks
backups across disk and tape, accelerating search and restore
- Virtualization and application aware.
SnapProtect software tightly integrates with virtualization,
database, collaboration, and messaging applications to enable
faster backup and granular, application-specific restores.
- Integration for faster, more efficient
operations. Through integration with the latest version of
CommVault Simpana 9 software, NetApp Snapshot copies and
SnapVault® replication can be provisioned and managed within a
customer's existing environment. Today's announcement expands the
integration to include virtually seamless Snapshot copy to
SnapVault backup to tape policy support, SnapMirror®
replication support, enhanced hypervisor and database support, and
automated secondary storage provisioning.
- Extensible. Every NetApp solution has access
to the broader set of high-availability, disaster recovery,
compliance, and archive capabilities found in the NetApp Integrated
Data Protection portfolio. This enables customers to greatly reduce
cost and complexity across all their data protection needs.
- Dave Russell, research vice president,
"The combination of growing data volumes and evolving IT
infrastructures introduce added levels of complexity and present
new challenges for IT professionals under pressure to meet
stringent backup and recovery service levels. Enterprises need a
backup strategy that enables them to reliably meet shorter backup
windows and recovery point objectives."
- Chris Cummings, vice president, Product and Solutions
Marketing at NetApp
"NetApp is widely recognized as the leader in efficient, integrated
data protection, and that's one of many reasons we're winning in
shared IT infrastructures. We are at the forefront of a major shift
in thinking around improving data protection to deliver outstanding
efficiencies and enable enterprises to re-invest significant
resources from ongoing operations to innovating for the future.
With the introduction of our new SnapProtect solution, NetApp is
building on its leadership in replication to address these new
- David West, senior vice president, Marketing and
Business Development at CommVault
"IT organizations are re-architecting their backup infrastructures
to support today's modern data center, contend with Big Data,
improve SLA's and right-size the exorbitant spend associated with
antiquated approaches. Overcoming these challenges requires a
radically different approach - one that tightly integrates data
management software with array based snapshots and replication.
Today's announcement delivers on our promise to build innovative,
high performance and cost effective solutions to solve companies'
most pressing data management challenges."
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions
that accelerate business breakthroughs and achieve outstanding cost
efficiency. Discover our passion for helping companies around the
world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.
A singular vision - a belief in a better way to address current and
future data management needs - guides CommVault in the development
of Singular Information Management® solutions for
high-performance data protection, universal availability and
simplified management of data on complex storage networks.
CommVault's exclusive single-platform architecture gives companies
unprecedented control over data growth, costs and risk. CommVault's
Simpana® software suite of products was designed to work
together seamlessly from the ground up, sharing a single code and
common function set, to deliver superlative Data Protection,
Archive, Replication, Search and Resource Management capabilities.
More companies every day join those who have discovered the
unparalleled efficiency, performance, reliability, and control only
CommVault can offer. Information about CommVault is available at
corporate headquarters is located in Oceanport, New Jersey in the
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