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CommVault launches Simpana 10

Storage suite hailed as ‘exponential leap’ in information management

CommVault launches Simpana 10
Hammer: Demand for better data management has driven CommVault’s 25% annual growth over the past seven years.

CommVault today announced the latest release of the company's singular data management software platform, Simpana 10.

"Simpana 10 extends CommVault's data protection and archiving leadership to deliver secure, self-service access from mobile devices, speed the adoption of cloud computing and extract value from big data," the company said.

According to Commvault, Simpana 10 allows employees across the enterprise - not just IT managers - to repurpose data under management and quickly search, access and create information to support the decision-making process.

Simpana also said more than 300 new features in Simpana 10 combine to "reduce risk, slash costs by up to half, reduce administrative overhead by up to 80% and lower aggregate support costs by up to 35%."

CommVault also launched new enterprise consulting, professional and educational services, including new predictive analytics support. CommVault will showcase Simpana 10 worldwide starting today at its "Power of 10" event in New York City.

 "CIOs continue to look for ways to control big data and enhance methods that make the data work smarter for their enterprise," said Bob Hammer, chairman and CEO, CommVault.

"Demand for better data management software and services has been the driving factor in CommVault's 25% annual growth over the past seven years, making it the fastest growing storage software company in the world. The launch of Simpana 10 delivers an exponential leap on how companies manage data for their mobile workforces, improve operational efficiency at scale and extract more value from their data for better, more timely decision making."

More than 75% of companies report it is critical or very important that their end users have the ability to securely access data from outside the office from any device, Commvault said, citing its commissioned 2013 IDG study. The survey describes the data security, productivity and decision-making challenges caused by information silos and Commvault claims it "highlights how a single platform providing secure data management and access from anywhere can mitigate these enterprise IT issues". Additionally, 87% of organisations are interested in a solution that enables end users to have secure, universal access to all company data from any device at any time, via intuitive search.

The Simpana single-platform software architecture stores all protected data in a virtual repository, called ContentStore, which is designed for extensibility, such as automated, content-based retention, and integration with third-party analytics and business intelligence applications.

Enhanced IntelliSnap snapshot management, formerly called SnapProtect, provides instant, automated recovery of applications and virtual servers. Simpana 10 expands IntelliSnap management of snapshot, backup and replication by adding new integration and use cases to extend customers' existing investments and increase flexibility including: new support for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V; enhancements to IBM DB2, Lotus Notes, SAP and Oracle integration; converged snapshot and backup policies that simplify operations; and snapshot cloning orchestration that speeds application testing, development and business analytics.

Simpana OnePass with Exchange is designed for long-term email retention by converging backup, archiving and reporting into a single process. A Microsoft Outlook plug-in enables end-users to reduce the time it takes to search, view and recover archived emails from hours to seconds, according to CommVault, by accessing emails retained in ContentStore directly from Outlook.

In addition, CommVault claims tighter integration with Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere 5.1 and vCloud Director 5.1 helps enterprises "achieve cloud-scale through automated discovery, protection and recovery in virtualized environments".

Simpana 10 is available now direct and through CommVault's PartnerAdvantage global network of distribution, channel and OEM partners.

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