Commvault Data Protection for Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack

Posted 01/29/2018 by Edwin Galang

Azure Stack opens the door to new hybrid cloud possibilities. Cisco and Commvault help you realize these with optimized cloud solutions and the needed layer of data protection. With Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack and Commvault, you can be assured of a simplified data management strategy that delivers a scalable and flexible data protection platform for your Azure Stack environment.

Data protection - no matter where your data lives - is a real concern, including in Azure Stack. While Microsoft supports the Azure Stack software, it is up to you to protect your data in Azure Stack.

When you leverage Cisco's Integrated System for Azure Stack, you gain high performance networking and industry-leading versatility for virtualized environments with Cisco Unified Fabric. You also automate infrastructure management with Cisco UCS® Manager and help ensure consistency with policy-based management. Next, you need to protect the data in your Cisco Azure Stack. With the latest updates to the Commvault Data Platform in December, we have extended our data protection capabilities to Azure Stack, including Cisco infrastructure.

What does this mean for you?

It simply means that no matter where your data lives - and regardless of where you need to move it to and when - Commvault has you covered. One data protection platform regardless of whether the data is in Azure, on Cisco Integrated System for Azure Stack - or wherever you need it. This lowers costs, providing one set of tools for your team to know and use - and indexes the data, so you know what you have and where it is. Plus, automated policies reduce human error and administrative costs.

Unique to Commvault, we provide agentless backup and recovery of your Azure Stack VM, including granular recovery of files and folders from a simplified data management platform.

Let's take a closer look at our Azure Stack data protection:

  1. Native integration with Azure Stack: To provide agentless protection of the Azure Stack environment, we are leveraging the Azure Stack APIs to directly protect and recover data in Azure Stack. Other backup vendors’ Azure Stack strategy is to deploy agents in each VM, which increases your backup management overhead and requires multiple steps to recover full VMs. By leveraging the Azure Stack APIs, our Virtual Server Agent (VSA) for Azure Stack provides seamless data protection of your Azure Stack.
  2. Simplified data protection of your Azure Stack: The Virtual Server Agent (VSA) for Azure Stack simplifies backup and recovery because you are not burdened by deploying and managing agents for data protection. Instead, you configure the VSA for Azure Stack, create a SLA-based policy and you are ready to back up data and VMs in your environment. Recovering VMs and files and folders is just as easy. In our web-based Admin Console, you select the VM or files and folders to recover and the VM can be recovered to the current Azure Stack or another Azure Stack environment. Why complicate your data protection environment with agents when you don’t need to?
  3. Scalable and flexible data protection platform for your Azure Stack environment: The Commvault Data Platform can scale to protect multiple PBs of data so that as your Azure Stack environment grows, your data platform can seamlessly grow with it. If you need additional data protection beyond VM backup and recovery, the Commvault Data Platform supports 30-plus application and databases so you can easily deploy a plug-in to meet any data protection requirement. With the Commvault Data Platform, we comprehensively meet your data protection needs.

Powerful Azure Stack protection needed for the enterprise and for service providers

Commvault’s capabilities resonate with service providers and enterprise customers because we provide a streamlined data protection strategy to satisfy demanding data protection requirements. Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack was designed from the foundation to optimize performance and simplify delivery of cloud services in your data center. Commvault fills the critical data protection needs of Cisco’s industry leading infrastructure.


The Azure Stack promise to bring Azure cloud capabilities to your on-premises data center is real and Commvault is ready to be your hybrid cloud data protection solution across it all. Real protection and real recovery - to make sure your business is on, all the time.

Find out just how powerful a single view of your data can be from a single data protection platform. For more information please contact your Commvault sales team, your Commvault partner or Commvault at microsoft@commvault.com