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Author: Jerome M. Wendt
Today there are more open system arrays with more features from more vendors from which organizations may choose. Yet what is emerging as an obstacle to organizations considering some of these arrays as viable options is their inability to leverage these snapshot capabilities. That obstacle may be short-lived thanks in part to the CommVault IntelliSnap Connect Program.
The recently published DCIG 2012 Midrange Array Buyer's Guide took an exhaustive look at over 50 enterprise midrange arrays and the features available on them. But when DCIG specifically examines how many arrays offered some type of snapshot feature, it found that 93% of enterprise midrange arrays did so. Yet what is not so prevalent is the ability of third party software to effectively manage these snapshots.