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Scality Partners with CommVault to Offer Complete Data Management Based on Cloud Storage Software
Scality, the pioneer of object-based cloud storage, and CommVault, the data management specialist, announced today a technology partnership. Enterprises throughout Europe are now in a position to set up a full, in-house backup and data management solution benefiting from CommVault's groundbreaking Simpana software and Scality's massively scalable, always available object storage platform, Scality RING. Web hosts already using Scality RING to facilitate public cloud storage can now offer a strong backup product offering with CommVault.

The adoption of CommVault's innovative backup technology in Europe has been hindered by the legal and social roadblocks of storing data offsite or in another country. With the Scality partnership, CommVault Simpana can now be provided in the country of operations by local cloud storage providers using the Scality RING platform, or even onsite for customers wishing to deploy their own private clouds with the same technology from Scality.

"We are proud to announce a partnership with CommVault to provide a powerful data management platform with Scality RING storage technology in Europe," said Bradley King, Scality's Director of Customer Architecture and Partnerships. "Our technologies are a great fit.  For web hosters, Scality's inexpensive and vastly scalable object storage is now supported by a great backup offering, and for end users, there is now more choice about where their data is stored. Together, Scality and CommVault help European enterprises make the cloud more secure, reliable, scalable and cost-effective."

Andreas Sturm, CommVault's Regional Managing Director, Central Europe, echoed King's enthusiasm for the partnership.

Sturm said, "CommVault is delighted to have Scality as our local partner to handle the full data management solution across Europe. Enterprises can now enjoy the cost-efficiency and security of the private cloud underpinned by Scality RING object storage and supported by Simpana data management and backup."

Key benefits of the partnership:

  • Complete data management solution with unwavering reliability, security and carrier-grade SLA-backed availability
  • Private cloud storage deployments enable enterprise customers to secure all the backups on their own premises, resulting in better performance, privacy and security of the data
  • For private deployments, it brings home all the benefits of the cloud: autonomic system, no volume management, no stepwise investments, elastic scale out
  • Drastically reduces storage costs with CommVault Simpana's deduplication and Scality RING's disk utilisation optimisation features
  • Renders data management a fluid process in which backup and restore are not cumbersome
  • Scality and CommVault both have strong teams in Europe providing exceptional technical support

RING technology explained

The Scality RING platform creates a series of nodes that are built using off-the-shelf servers. Each node on the RING controls its own segment of the overall storage pool. By monitoring other segments and constantly replicating - as well as load balancing - the data, the storage becomes self-healing in the event of a drive or segment of the pool failing for whatever reason.

As well as supporting a "no single point of failure" storage pool, the resultant cloud storage service is available 24x7 to end user businesses with no service interruptions whatsoever.

CommVault Defines Modern Data Management

  • With Simpana 9 software, CommVault has reinforced its heritage of providing one common software platform with centrally managed, scalable and automated capabilities to deliver the ultimate in data management.
  • New migration tools and reporting capabilities dramatically ease the process of converting from legacy configurations to Simpana 9 software.
  • Additionally, this latest release raises the bar in backup and recovery by enabling customers to slash backup windows by more than 30 percent and restore data in minutes with enhanced backup and recovery, snapshot technology and deduplication functionality.
  • Simpana 9 software also protects hundreds of virtual machines (VMs) in minutes while seamlessly scaling to accommodate thousands of VMs without forcing customers to make any compromises on data access or availability.
  • Fully integrated source- and target-side deduplication keep data growth in check and facilitates efficient and fast data reduction.
Published Tuesday, October 26, 2010 6:13 AM by David Marshall
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