Guest post by Commvault
The rise of cloud computing is undoubtedly upon us. I will not lend myself to the chorus declaring – once again – 2013 to be the year of the cloud. But I will offer that this year is already shaping up to be an exciting one for many of us involved in bringing to market solutions for cloud-based infrastructure. At Commvault we're expecting a truly monumental year when it comes to delivering industry leading data management solutions built for emerging shared services infrastructures. We know that as the number of organizations looking to build out thousands of VMs continues to grow, the ability to work well with private cloud providers like Rackspace to provide shared services infrastructures is becoming increasingly important.
To that end, we're happy to announce that Commvault Simpana software achieved certification for Rackspace Private Cloud. This designation indicates, after a comprehensive testing and validation process, Simpana software has achieved readiness for deploying Rackspace Private Cloud, giving our customers yet another way to take advantage of the efficiencies of cloud-based infrastructures. As a part of The Rackspace Open Cloud™ platform, the company launched the Rackspace Private Cloud Software in August 2012, which thousands of organizations in more than 125 countries spanning all continents downloading the product.
Rackspace Private Cloud powered by OpenStack enables the creation of virtual instances that can be used to run any kind of application and, in combination with Simpana software, those virtual machines are capable of file-level backup and recovery of data inside individual instances. Our team put a lot of time and effort into achieving this latest certification, as we made a point of putting boots on the ground in San Antonio to work with Rackspace engineers to help ensure seamless functionality.
OpenStack's innovative approach is helping to create a stir in the virtualization market, and I see OpenStack as running very parallel to the Solving Forward approach we pride ourselves on at Commvault.
This certification certainly places us ahead of the curve and provides yet another option for our customers as they look to take full advantage of the efficiencies and business acceleration that the cloud promises to unleash. There is little doubt of the advantages to be gained from the cloud for many organizations. However, if you plan on fully realizing those advantages it is essential to have backup, disaster recovery, archive and reporting capabilities which allow you to open the throttle and take advantage of the speed of virtualization and OpenStack.
You can learn more about how Simpana software can seamlessly extend your business to the cloud by checking out our Cloud Solutions page.