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Commvault Simplifies Use of Data Platform on AWS Cloud

Commvault Systems Inc. has simlified the use of its namesake data platform -- providing backup, archive and recovery services -- on the Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) cloud.

The data protection and management company this week launched AWS reference architectures to provide organizations that use its Commvault Data Platform with pre-optimized, easily deployable and validated solutions to leverage AWS cloud storage that are equivalent to self-hosted scenarios.

The company's AWS reference architecture site lists documents that provide guidance and best practices for: backup and archive to the cloud; disaster recovery; moving workloads to the cloud; and backup and recovery of AWS instances.

Commvault, an AWS Advanced Technology Partner that has achieved AWS Storage Competency status, says it helps enterprises shifting to hybrid and public cloud infrastructures with their associated data management challenges. Currently, it said, its customer organizations manage more than 30 petabytes of data in the AWS Cloud.

"Commvault enables enterprises to apply the same data recovery and retention policies to data on AWS as data located on local disks or other devices," the company said in a statement Monday. "By extending Commvault's security, encryption and deduplication capabilities to AWS, enterprises can lower costs and eliminate the need to build complex scripts, while also securing a single end-to-end solution that they can be used to manage all their data, anywhere, in any format."

Commvault said its data platform provides the following data management capabilities:

  • Indexing and cataloging capabilities that simplify data search and retrieval and speed up recovery.
  • Automated, policy-based data movement between on premise infrastructure and AWS, making it easy for enterprises to store data in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon S3 Standard – Infrequent Access (S3-IA) or Amazon Glacier or move entire workloads directly into Amazon EC2 instances.
  • Support for petabyte-scale mass import that leverages AWS Snowball and drive shipping.

The company said existing customers can direct their cloud storage initiatives to those specific individual AWS services. Furthermore, they can apply their existing licenses to applications enabled via the AWS Marketplace.

"AWS and Commvault share a commitment to helping enterprises incorporate the cloud into their data protection strategies," said AWS exec Terry Wise. "The launch of these new validated reference architectures from Commvault further simplify the use of the Commvault Data Platform with the AWS Cloud for our joint customers, helping them to accelerate the implementation of data protection projects that lower operating and capital expenses while still providing reliable, secure and quick access to their business data."

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