The explosion of data coupled with data center modernization, virtualization and cloud computing have overwhelmed traditional backup methods and led to poor recovery times, potential data loss and higher costs and business risk. The only way to bridge this data protection gap requires a radical new approach to protecting applications, systems and data through tight integration of data management software with hardware snapshot and replication technologies. CommVault is making this modern data protection approach available to more customers than ever by expanding its support for array-based snapshots through the new CommVault IntelliSnap Connect Program.
CommVault today introduced the IntelliSnap Connect Program, an open development program that enables disk array vendors to integrate their array-based snapshot solutions with the SnapProtect module in CommVault Simpana software.
With Simpana software and Qualified IntelliSnap Connect Arrays, customers can further consolidate and extend their SAN investments for greater efficiency and accelerated backup and recovery performance while reducing recovery costs and minimizing the risk of data loss.
IntelliSnap Connect Partners gain exclusive access to technology and resources that help them create innovative solutions, differentiate their storage platforms and gain competitive advantage in the data and information management marketplace by harnessing the power of application-aware snapshot management to provide customers with the most scalable and reliable data protection technologies.
Working with CommVault’s IntelliSnap program, prospective partners are provided a Software Development Kit that allows them to rapidly and reliably integrate their storage systems with Simpana software and, upon completion of the program, achieve Qualified IntelliSnap Connect Array status.
Qualified IntelliSnap Connect Arrays are fully supported with Simpana software to allow users to harness the full power of rapid-fire, persistent, hardware-based snapshots with leading data management capabilities to protect the largest, most demanding virtual and physical server environments.
The IntelliSnap Connect Program bolsters CommVault’s standing as having the industry’s most comprehensive compatibility matrix for hardware snapshot management without custom scripting or solution modifications helping customers unlock and optimize their existing and future SAN investments. Since the beginning of 2011, Simpana software’s SnapProtect technology has supported nine of the top 10 best-selling storage arrays in the industry and, when the IBM DS8000 is used with the IBM SVC (SAN Volume Controller), SnapProtect technology supports all 10.
Companies like Dell, HDS, and NetApp are foundational members of the program while emerging players like Nimble Storage and XIO are working toward full integration within the program parameters.
CommVault’s support for disk-based snapshot management is unmatched in the industry and includes integration with Dell’s Compellent, EqualLogic, and MD arrays, the EMC DMX, VMAX and VNX platforms, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP), Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V (USP V) and Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage (AMS) from Hitachi Data Systems, HP’s EVA and 3PAR arrays, IBM XIV and SVC, and storage arrays and replication technology from NetApp including their LSI storage arrays.