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Source: IT Knowledge Exchange
Author: Dave Raffo
NetApp and CommVault today said they have signed an OEM deal that lets NetApp sell and brand CommVault's SnapProtect to move replicated data to tape.
SnapProtect is part of CommVault's Simpana 9. It handles Simpana's reporting, scheduling, indexing and cataloging of array-based snapshots. SnapProtect uses a unified catalog to track backups across disk and tape while NetApp's SnapVault only handles disk-to-disk replication.
Along with extending SnapMirror's capabilities to tape, NetApp's SnapProtect can manage its SnapMirror replication policies. NetApp is selling SnapProtect on a controller-based licensing model. NetApp is also licensing and trademarking the SnapProtect name, which will no longer be used by CommVault in future releases of Simpana.