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CommVault and Nimble integrate for faster backup

Nimble joins CommVault IntelliSnap Connect Program to integrate storage arrays with CommVault solutions

The integration will help speed backup processes and cut costs.
The integration will help speed backup processes and cut costs.

CommVault and Nimble Storage have announced the integration of their key technologies to cut backup and recovery time and costs.

Nimble will join the CommVault IntelliSnap Connect Program, which will give access to CommVault's snapshot management API's. This will enable the integration of Nimble Storage CS-Series arrays with CommVault Simpana snapshot management software, that will accelerate back and recovery performance, reduce operational complexity and minimize risk.

"As a result of our IntelliSnap Connect Program, CommVault and Nimble Storage will make the benefits of snapshot technology for data backup and recovery more accessible and practical for customers contending with too much data and too little time to back up and recover it," said Jeff Echols, senior director of Marketing and Business Development, CommVault. "As part of the IntelliSnap Connect Partner ecosystem, CommVault and Nimble CS-series storage arrays provide seamless data protection for enterprises, helping ensure their data is always available when they need it."

CommVault IntelliSnap technology and Nimble Storage CS-series enterprise storage arrays provide seamless data protection for enterprises, simplifying data recovery and eliminating the need for resource-intensive backups and complex scripting.

The solution scales to support thousands of snapshots and integrates application-aware protection and data de-duplication for a range of hypervisors, operating systems and applications.

"Nimble's highly efficient snapshots have helped numerous customers circumvent the cost and complexity of dealing with traditional backup. With the CommVault partnership, customers can leverage the efficiency and performance of hardware based snapshots as well as benefit from the rich management feature set of the Simpana software," said Suresh Vasudevan, CEO of Nimble Storage.

"ESG's research clearly shows that IT is looking to change their strategies for data protection. With an average of 86 percent backup success and only 80 percent of recoveries completing within RTO/RPO SLA's, folks have to change in order to get better results. For many, supplementing traditional backup and recovery with snapshotting and replication is the right approach," said Jason Buffington, senior data protection analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "Considering CommVault's pedigree in application protection, along with its long-standing experience of integrating with storage vendors, its introduction of the IntelliSnap program and partnering with newer storage players looks like a great fit for both sides."

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