News | October 24, 2017

Commvault Announces ScaleProtect™ With Cisco UCS For Scale-Out Data Protection For The Enterprise

  • Combines Commvault's Validated Reference Design Architecture for Commvault HyperScale™ Software with Cisco's Unified Computing System
  • Provides customers with unprecedented simplicity, elasticity, resiliency, flexibility and scale to protect and manage data
  • Offers a unique, cost-effective scale-out solution that replaces costly scale-up approaches

Tinton Falls, NJ and and San Jose, CA /PRNewswire/ - Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), the leader in data protection today announced ScaleProtect™ with Cisco UCS, a powerfully unique scale-out data protection solution combining Commvault HyperScale™ Software with Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS). ScaleProtect™ with Cisco UCS provides enterprises a single, integrated solution that delivers infrastructure simplicity, elasticity, resiliency, flexibility and scale for managing secondary data, while replacing legacy back-up tools with a modern cloud-enabled data management solution.

With 45-60% of today's data consumed by secondary workloads according to a report by IDC[1], enterprises face increasing demand to find new value in secondary storage as a means to drive key business and IT transformation initiatives, while keeping costs within control and maintaining visibility into their data. ScaleProtect ™ with Cisco UCSsupports this environment by providing a unified, modern data protection and management platform that delivers cloud-like services on-premises. The solution also enables enterprises to eliminate costly existing point solutions that do not scale and lack visibility into secondary data.

"Unprecedented data growth, multi-cloud complexity, fragmented backup silos, sprawling applications, regulatory compliance, and the need for analytics continue to pressure companies," said Archana Venkatraman, Research Manager at IDC. "Many organizations are finding that multiple, point-based data management tools are adding to complexities affecting storage performance, efficiency, and costs. Consolidating all secondary storage workloads (from backup to test and development) in a scale-out infrastructure, with converged data protection, native cloud integration, and automated DR capabilities can bring real benefits to organizations and make data a business enabler."

Today's announcement builds upon the recent launch of Commvault HyperScale™ Technology, two powerful, cloud-ready data infrastructure offerings – an all-in-one appliance and a reference architecture model – that provide customers with a new level of management simplicity and scale for managing secondary data on premises. As the first solution launched as a Commvault HyperScale™ Software reference architecture, ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS delivers these benefits as well as seamless integration with storage arrays, hypervisors, applications and the full range of cloud provider solutions to support the most diverse and dynamic enterprise and hybrid cloud environments.

"The combination of Cisco and Commvault continue to deliver world class Data Protection solutions to our customers leveraging our extensive Data Center Portfolio," said Satinder Sethi, VP, Unified Computing System & Datacenter Solutions, Cisco. "For the new Commvault ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS solution, Cisco brings a proven Fabric Based Data Center architecture and turn key management that has delivered exceptional value to our customers and partners in their data center modernization journey."

ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS Available to Customers through Cisco and its Powerful Network of Resellers
ScaleProtect ™ with Cisco UCS, which continues the growing relationship between Cisco and Commvault, is available to customers through the Cisco SolutionsPlus program and will be available directly from Cisco's Global Price List, making it easy for Cisco and its powerful network of resellers to sell and deliver to the market. Commvault joins the Cisco SolutionsPlus Program at a time when enterprise and midmarket customers are facing increased data challenges fueled by the exponential growth in the amount of data to store, manage and analyze, and the ever-increasing risk of security breaches. Commvault mitigates this challenge through its robust data platform that defends against the growing variety of threats, while providing customers the flexibility to reliably manage data stored in the data center and in the cloud.

"We are glad to see Commvault's powerful scale-out data protection software for the enterprise is now available as a Cisco SKU through ScaleProtect™ with Cisco UCS®," said Scott Miller, Sr. Director of Data Center, World Wide Technology. "Today's launch extends on Commvault's successful relationship with Cisco to help customers easily protect, manage and optimize data on Cisco solutions such as Cisco UCS, Cisco HyperFlex, and FlashStack. We look forward to bringing this new, uniquely-bundled solution to market as a game-changing alternative to existing scale-out solutions that have failed to deliver on expectations."

Commvault and Cisco Bring Scale-Out Data Protection Solutions to the Enterprise

ScaleProtect ™ with Cisco UCS provides customers the following benefits and capabilities:

  • Agility, resiliency and availability of data and applications, both on-premises and in the cloud
  • Setup, management and upgrade simplicity
  • Commvault Data Platform's high availability and disaster recovery capabilities, including simply powerful automation, orchestration and self-service
  • Powerful new scale-out infrastructure combined with data management and protection, enabling systems consolidation and elimination of point-product solution silos
  • Modular scalability to grow with the needs of the business, including non-disruptive capacity and performance expansion
  • Built-in resiliency (erasure-coding with no single point of failure)
  • Streamlined support, centralized patch management, and active monitoring
  • Better TCO versus legacy scale-up solutions with lower procurement cost & operational overhead
  • Scale-out capacity that can start small and scale to PetaBytes seamlessly

"We are excited that the industry leader in data center infrastructure and the industry leader in data protection have worked together to create a solution that delivers a new level of simplicity, elasticity, resiliency, flexibility and scale for managing secondary data," said N. Robert Hammer, Chairman, President and CEO, Commvault. "ScaleProtect™ with UCS, the powerful combination of Commvault HyperScale™ Technology and the computing and networking power of Cisco UCS, provides unparalleled performance and cost effectiveness for a range of use cases, including data center consolidation, infrastructure modernization, digital transformation, growing multiple location footprints, and business-critical application and dev/test performance."

About Commvault HyperScale™ Technology
Commvaults HyperScale Technology bring scale-out infrastructure to the Commvault Data Platform and seamlessly integrates with storage arrays, hypervisors, applications and the full range of cloud provider solutions to support the most diverse and dynamic environments. Customers can consume Commvault HyperScale Technology in one of two ways: Commvault HyperScale Appliance and Commvault HyperScale Software. In support of true hybrid IT environments, Commvault HyperScale Technology is uniquely positioned in the market to protect and securely move workloads across any type of infrastructure including public cloud, private cloud and on-premises.

About Commvault
Commvault is a leading provider of data management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform modern data environments. With solutions and services delivered directly and through a worldwide network of partners and service providers, Commvault solutions comprise one of the industry's leading portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualization, archive, file sync and share. Commvault has earned accolades from customers and third party influencers for its technology vision, innovation, and execution as an independent and trusted expert. Without the distraction of a hardware business or other business agenda, Commvault's sole focus on data management has led to adoption by companies of all sizes, in all industries, and for solutions deployed on premise, across mobile platforms, to and from the cloud, and provided as-a-service. Commvault employs more than 2,700 highly skilled individuals across markets worldwide, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (CVLT), and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the United States. To learn more about Commvault — and how it can help make your data work for you — visit www.commvault.com.

Safe Harbor Statement: Customers' results may differ materially from those stated herein; Commvault does not guarantee that all customers can achieve benefits similar to those stated above. This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding financial projections, which are subject to risks and uncertainties, such as competitive factors, difficulties and delays inherent in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of software products and related services, general economic conditions and others. Statements regarding Commvault's beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future are forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results. Commvault does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements. The development and timing of any product release as well as any of its features or functionality remain at our sole discretion.

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[1] *IDC, Copy Data Management is Not Management of Copy Data, June 2016, IDC #US41335616

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