We've been planning this day for years and it's finally here – the launch of Simpana 10.
For our customers, partners, and for us, Simpana 10 is an exponential leap forward. What does that mean?
The new release of CommVault Simpana 10 software delivers an enhanced search experience that is not just pretty, but super smart too. With whiz-bang features like a native, role-based interface, Simpana Search provides blazing fast, accurate search results in seconds. The new self-service capabilities for end users, legal and compliance teams, and even healthcare professionals, serve up images, preview screens and search results in a way that is so simple that the IT department no longer needs to get involved. Users can search, view and retrieve managed data from virtually anywhere, from any device, including through mobile apps, a web console and plug-ins for direct access from Outlook (see diagram). It's true, Simpana 10 is all about giving information back to users and our new search experience wraps this all up in a pretty little package that makes the process of retrieving your information seamless and intuitive.
Industry analysts bring a ton of value to the technology marketplace. With so many different vendors, CommVault included, trying to get their message to customers, analysts can be a HUGE help in navigating the noise. The key for users and evaluators is to understand the landscape of different analyst content and to view that content through the appropriate lens. Unfortunately, it's not totally clear cut – as evidenced by the fact that some of our competitors have even been confused as to the source of analyst material. In the data management and data protection market, all of the major vendors, including CommVault, Symantec, EMC, etc. leverage both sponsored analyst assets and objective analyst reports to talk about our solutions.
It's time to rethink your data deduplication strategy. Most environments using dedupe today either suffer from resource bottlenecks, scale limitations, or a combination of both. This seems to be particularly true with the rapid spread of dedupe appliances. Don't get me wrong — a dedupe appliance is a useful tool that solves some important challenges customers may face when rapidly rolling out the technology to see a quick benefit. But this strategy retains the fundamental reliance on hardware that can create other problems. In particular, as datasets continue to accelerate in growth, these approaches fundamentally ask you to throw more and more hardware at the problem. As a result, if you're deduping this way today, you may be overpaying and/or underperforming. Read on to determine how to remedy these problems.
If you didn't make it to CommVault's recent Hockey Helping Kids (HHK) event at the Wells Fargo Center in Philly, you missed a fantastic opportunity to meet and mingle with some terrific CommVault employees, customers and partners. I was there and I can tell you it was the very best combination of networking, fun and philanthropy.
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