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Hitachi Data Systems Introduces the Hitachi Data Protection Suite 8.0 Powered by CommVault
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation and CommVault announced the Hitachi Data Protection Suite 8.0, powered by CommVault.  Available immediately from Hitachi Data Systems, this software is part of the integrated data protection solutions portfolio and includes enhancements in recovery operations, simplified license management, and remote office protection as well as new advances in virtual server protection, data de-duplication, recovery management and content organization.  The Hitachi Data Protection Suite 8.0, powered by CommVault leverages the CommVault® Simpana® 8.0 software suite and reinforces the longstanding OEM partnership between Hitachi Data Systems and CommVault.  Key enhancements of the Hitachi Data Protection Suite 8.0 include:
  • Virtualized Environments Data Protection – With virtual client support for VMware Infrastructure and Microsoft® Hyper-V, the next generation platform includes multiple recovery options of virtualized environments. Auto discovery helps eliminate time consuming manual processes while ensuring users meet their protection and recovery service level agreements.
  • Global Embedded Data De-duplication – Hitachi Data Protection Suite, powered by CommVault expands the benefits of block level de-duplication across an entire organization’s backup and archive copies from disk to tape, resulting in cost efficient scaling and performance across the entire data management infrastructure.
  • Remote Office Protection – The platform provides multiple options for protecting business critical data at distributed remote and branch office locations, facilitating WAN efficiencies, rapid recovery, and reduced risk and cost of downtime. Centralized, automated policies applied to data residing on workstations and laptops help facilitate compliance and search for rapid e-Discovery of orphaned, backup and archived data.

Organizations of all sizes are striving to improve their data protection operations.

  • Rapidly growing data volumes, shrinking backup windows, and increasing demands for data availability are driving the demand for enhanced solutions.
  • The new Hitachi Data Protection Suite, powered by CommVault provides organizations a holistic data management solution that helps them protect critical information, reduce storage CAPEX and OPEX, reclaim primary storage space, improve service level agreements and provide a higher level of business continuity.

“Our biggest software release to date, CommVault’s Simpana 8.0 software is built on a singular, unified platform,” said Dave West, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, CommVault. “With the new features and backup and recovery performance enhancements in CommVault Simpana 8, Hitachi Data Protection Suite 8.0 can help IT professionals reduce the amount of data under management, address the growing cost of storage management and simplify the operations of their storage environments.”

“The Hitachi Data Protection Suite 8.0 can help solve customer data protection challenges with one platform, one common technology engine, one dashboard in one comprehensive solution," said Eric-Jan Schmidt, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Hitachi Data Systems. “By combining industry leading Hitachi storage systems and CommVault’s sophisticated data management software, we continue to build upon the worldwide success of our partnership to deliver a fully unified solution to our customers.”

For more information on Hitachi Data Protection Suite 8.0 visit:

For more information on Simpana version 8, visit:

Published Wednesday, May 13, 2009 5:45 AM by David Marshall
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