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Author: Amy Newman
The argument that servers, storage and networking are converging has been made multiple times. This becomes even more true when the servers are virtual and the storage and networking components are virtualized.
CommVault unveiled the next version of Simpana, its flagship data protection suite, on Tuesday. CommVault describes the new release as "Modern Data Management, a radically new approach to how data is protected, recovered and managed to improve operational efficiency, IT agility and reduce costs." Virtualization is key to this approach.
Despite Simpana's classification as a storage product, version 9 brings a host of benefits to virtualization and cloud users. For starters, Simpana 9 brings CommVault's SnapProtect snapshot technology to the virtual realm, resulting in what it describes as "automated, reactive policies to protect hundreds of virtual machines in minutes without sacrificing recovery, storage economics or performance."