CommVault debuts NetApp OEM agreement

NetApp to integrate parts of CommVault’s Simpana 9 with NetApp SnapShot

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CommVault debuts NetApp OEM agreement David West, senior vice president for Marketing & Business Development said that NetApp SnapProtect offers customers seamless integration between CommVault Simpana software and NetApp Snapshot software and SnapVault replication.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  June 6, 2011

CommVault has announced that it has entered into a global OEM agreement with NetApp under which NetApp will integrate elements of CommVault's Simpana 9 software with NetApp SnapShot and replication technology, under the NetApp SnapProtect brand.

"With the introduction of our new SnapProtect solution, NetApp is building on its leadership in efficient integrated data protection to address new customer requirements. Our expanded collaboration with CommVault is part of NetApp's strategy to leverage industry-leading partners to deliver innovative solutions that help enterprises transition to a flexible and efficient shared IT infrastructure and that enable IT to be an accelerator of the business," said Chris Cummings, vice president, Product and Solutions Marketing at NetApp.

Under the relationship, NetApp will offer its NetApp SnapProtect branded software, which is a packaging of the Simpana snapshot copies, replication and tape management software, licensed on a per controller basis.

The SnapProtect software is designed for customers that want to combine efficient, high-speed NetApp Snapshot technology and replication with tape in a single backup.

The increased integration and management of NetApp Snapshot technologies within Simpana will benefit its existing customers through the acceleration and simplification of the backup and recovery process.

Simpana software is designed to manage the scheduling and movement of persistent hardware snapshots, and indexes each snapshot to provide application intelligence, even as they are replicated to alternate NetApp storage and written to tape.

By creating application aware, indexed snapshot copies with NetApp replication technology, users can protect large datasets such as those created by VMware in an efficient manner.

The NetApp SnapProtect management software will now be sold through NetApp's worldwide direct sales force and distribution partners.

"IT organisations are re-architecting their backup infrastructures in an effort to modernise their approach to data protection and speed data recovery across physical and virtual environments. NetApp SnapProtect offers customers seamless integration between CommVault Simpana software and NetApp Snapshot software and SnapVault replication, which significantly reduces operational costs, lowers risk, and eliminates the complexity of managing enterprise data protection," said David West, senior vice president, Marketing and Business Development at CommVault.

Under the OEM agreement NetApp joins a growing list of top-tier storage vendors that have partnered with CommVault, including Dell, Hitachi Data Systems, Bull and Fujitsu.

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