BLOG: Commvault Intelligent Data Management: For Cloud, Containers, PaaS, and SaaS

September 29th, 2020 BLOG: Commvault Intelligent Data Management: For Cloud, Containers, PaaS, and SaaS
Chris Minnis
Enterprise Architect

 

Once upon a time in IT, you simply chose new services and applications to provide to your business. Perhaps you considered the platform or even the operating system, but you knew WHERE workload executions would occur – at YOUR data center. Now the data center location is no longer easily defined. It could mean your own on-premise data center, a co-located data center, the cloud (via PaaS or IaaS), or maybe SaaS. Where service and application components will reside has become an important option and even a deciding factor to consider. Commvault data protection and data management software has become the easy answer to a lot of difficult questions that have emerged with the adoption of cloud services and SaaS.

Modernization of your existing services and applications is no less complicated and is subject to the same considerations. The data center as a component of infrastructure has become one choice among many and viability of migration has become a factor.

Of course, data management needs to remain constant. The availability and viability of workloads and data must be protected and, when issues occur, recovered. Performance must be maintained at a high level. Management and migration of data among multiple locations is potentially a frequent operational need. Flexibility continues to gain value.

 

Commvault for Intelligent Data Management

 

Having a partner in Commvault can mean you are free to continue to make merit-based decisions in services and applications while remaining confident and comfortable that you can manage data, regardless of where it will reside.

Let’s pick this apart a little bit and provide examples from a backup, recovery, and/or migration perspective. You may ask, “How do I…”

  • send on-premise or co-located data to the cloud?
  • transfer data across multiple cloud geographic locations?
  • transfer data across multiple cloud providers?
  • send cloud data to an on-premise or co-located data center?
  • analyze data in any or all of these locations for governance, optimization, eDiscovery, and compliance?

Commvault can automate and orchestrate the above as well as provide features like compression, deduplication, and encryption to increase the efficiency or enhance security. It can back up data to different locations, recover data from different locations, and migrate data. Commvault is focused on you retaining control of your data assets, regardless of location.

Now let’s talk about some questions you should be asking, like “How do I…”

  • provide software-defined storage for virtual machines and/or containers?
  • provide software-defined storage to remote/branch offices?
    • with replication?
    • cloud integration?
    • disaster recovery?
  • protect mobile employee data from deletion, corruption, and malware?
  • remotely wipe a lost or stolen laptop?
  • protect Office365 email inboxes, SharePoint, Teams, and/or OneDrive data?

Commvault has become the easy answer to a lot of difficult questions that have emerged with the adoption of cloud services and software as a service (SaaS). What was once thought of as a company with a good backup product, Commvault has become a critical infrastructure player that continues to invest in development to answer the questions we’ll all be asking more and more in the near future (like data portability among multiple cloud providers).

 

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