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Commvault Expands Its HyperScale Appliance Platform with Two New Offerings


Earlier this month, Commvault CEO Bob Hammer and COO Al Bunte wowed audience members at its third annual Commvault GO user conference, by announcing the addition of two new backup hardware models to its HyperScale family, thereby expanding its data protection appliance strategy to meet more use cases and more customers.

Commvault has traditionally been a software only company, and one that resisted the hardware side of things for many years, and instead partnered with hardware vendors where needed.  However, that changed with the introduction of its first HyperScale model in 2017; and since that time, they find themselves better able to compete with the likes of Veritas, and newer entrants like Rubrik and Cohesity.  Adding their integrated appliances into the mix also enabled Commvault customers to proceed with one-stop shopping and look toward one company for support and services.

It was a year ago at Commvault GO 2017 when the company first launched its HyperScale HS1300 model.  So it is only fitting that a year later, the announcement of two new additions to the HyperScale family, the Remote Office Appliance RO1100 and the HS3300 model, also takes place during Commvault GO 2018.

Commvault told audience members that these two new HyperScale appliances are designed to extend the company's data protection and management capabilities to enterprises and managed service providers (MSPs), as well as meet the needs of smaller organizations and remote offices.  The Commvault HyperScale technology is built on Fujitsu server hardware and leverages a built-in operating environment, virtualization, and storage technologies from Red Hat to provide a robust, enterprise-grade foundation.  And all three HyperScale platforms run Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery, the vendor's flagship data management and protection software.

Meeting customer needs

"We had a lot of success with customers since the launch of the HyperScale HS1300 last year," said Commvault Solutions Marketing Director, Philip Wandrei.  "Customers told us they liked the original Commvault Hyperscale Appliance, but their feedback indicated that larger customers wanted something bigger while others wanted something more cost-effective that could be deployed at smaller locations."

The company's new Remote Office Appliance, RO1100 model scales down.  This one node appliance has between 5 TB and 15 TB of capacity, is extremely simple to deploy, and perfect for remote or branch offices.  It allows data to be protected locally while being managed centrally as part of a larger data ecosystem.

Wandrei said the RO1100 goes 'from box to backup in 15 minutes.'  And it offers smaller sized companies or remote and branch offices with a turnkey solution without the complexity and added costs of local IT expertise to setup and operate.

Commvault's other new appliance, the HS3300, is similar to the currently available HS1300, which targets mid-size businesses and starts at 29 TB.  The Commvault HS3300 comes as three nodes with erasure coding providing resilience between them, and storing between 174 TB and 262 TB of useable storage, making it especially suited for enterprise and MSP environments with larger workloads.  It is a fully converged appliance that tightly integrates server, storage, and Commvault Complete Backup and Recovery.

The Commvault Remote Office Appliance is available immediately, while the HyperScale HS3300 is expected to be available in December 2018.

Published Friday, October 26, 2018 3:47 PM by David Marshall
Commvault GO 2018 Wrap Up - Raising Expectations for Data Backup, Recovery and Management : @VMblog - (Author's Link) - November 2, 2018 11:45 AM
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