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Source: CIO Today
Author: Mark Long
Dell and CommVault have teamed on a new PowerVault DL appliance for managing data in cloud environments. CommVault's Simpana 8 software included on Dell's PowerVault DL is aimed at protecting and accessing data in a virtual environment. With CommVault technology, Dell's PowerVault DL provides virtual backups and reduces storage costs.
Dell and CommVault have taken the wraps off a new PowerVault DL appliance that is squarely aimed at businesses looking to use private or public cloud environments to manage and protect their data . Featuring CommVault's Simpana 8 software and a wizard-driven setup and management utility, the new Dell appliance also can be paired across geographically distributed sites to protect remote or branch-office data and applications.
Almost everyone these days is shifting to virtualized infrastructures, but the huge shift from physical to virtual is creating a big strain on the management side, noted Jeff Echols, CommVault's senior director of cloud strategy and alliances. "Having to protect and access everything in a virtual environment is very challenging," he said.
Echols observed that the Simpana 8 software that ships on the PowerVault DL is designed to address these concerns. "CommVault is way ahead of our competition about how to protect data in a virtualized environment," Echols said. "The Dell DL is a great package that can be dropped into a customer 's environment to protect and manage the data that resides in a virtual infrastructure ."