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Modern Snapshot Management: Enhancing Application Protection and Recovery

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Massive data growth and shrinking application recovery windows are creating a huge challenge for IT administrators. Legacy backup models can’t cope with multi-terabyte applications. However, by leveraging a modern approach to data protection that uses your current disk array snapshot technology, you can leave your recovery problems behind.

The amount of data managed by IT departments continues to accelerate. This growth and the need for better availability of business-critical data are forcing application owners, storage managers and IT organizations to look at new methods for enhancing protection and recovery. Many have turned to native array-based snapshot technologies, which combine frequent recovery points and minimum operational disruption, to improve RPOs and RTOs within the storage system. However, users have discovered that snapshot management varies significantly by storage platform and often results in additional complexity and risk. Current array-based tools often:

  • Require multiple management points and scripting that lead to excess operational costs;
  • Are not application-aware; and
  • Cannot provide granular recovery capability.

These problems of management complexity and inefficiency are only compounded in heterogeneous storage environments, as each array type has its own tools.

Commvault is helping to modernize application protection and recovery by extending its software architecture to eliminate the chaos of multiple tools and processes for manually managing array-based snapshots and recovery. Commvault IntelliSnap® software offers an innovative, integrated and elegant approach to snapshot management that eliminates risk, improves business agility and increases efficiency.

IntelliSnap software is a lightweight solution that simplifies creating, tracking and managing application-aware hardware snapshots for physical and virtual environments across the industry’s broadest compatibility matrix of heterogeneous storage arrays without custom scripting. Its intuitive interface enables point-and-click recovery of applications, virtual servers, files and messages, replacing multiple tools and manual scripting with an automated, application-aware, policy-based approach to leveraging hardware snapshots. The fast, granular and consistent recovery of data in physical and virtual environments minimizes downtime, enhances business productivity and frees up IT resources to focus on other priorities.