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Source: Computer Technology Review
Author: Staff Writer
CommVault Systems Inc. introduced this week a new extension to its snapshot backup protection client, an integral part of Simpana v8 software, to further simplify and automate data protection and expedite rapid recovery operations.
CommVault's Simpana SnapProtect technology, which is now featured in the Dell PowerVault DL2100 appliance, seamlessly integrates the data protection policy to control the snapshot technology within the Dell EqualLogic PS Series line of iSCSI (Internet SCSI) SANs (storage area networks). These application-consistent snapshots provide high-speed recovery to meet critical service-level commitments, while automatically tiering secondary retention copies to lower cost storage pools on the DL2100 or storage cloud end-points.
To accommodate increased demands for application uptime, customers can effortlessly combine EqualLogic snapshots with application-aware Simpana software agents under a single end-to-end protection policy without requiring time-consuming customization or complex scripting. As a result, companies can improve SLA (service level agreement) delivery, reduce internal IT costs and eliminate production backup windows.
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.