3 Requirements for Multi-Cloud Data Protection

Posted 03/22/2018 by Penny Gralewski

You’ve modernized to a multi-cloud environment, but does your data protection software have the flexibility to support multiple clouds?

If your current data migration setup involves multiple consoles, separate data deduplication and limited support for today’s popular private and public clouds, you may not be maximizing your multi-cloud investments.

There can be a better way – with flexibility and comprehensive support for your clouds.

Here are three requirements you should consider for data protection in a multi-cloud environment.  

1. A single console for multi-cloud data protection. Today IT professionals are asked to be versatile, covering multiple roles. No one has time to open up a backup product, log into a cloud, perform a task, log out and then repeat the process in another cloud with a separate recovery tool.

Commvault gives you a single pane of glass to move, manage and use data across clouds and your on-premises environment. Giving you choice and flexibility, the single Commvault platform supports 40 cloud storage options.

Commvault software even has native integration for popular cloud providers like Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS. This means you have a secure connection – no external appliances or gateways. It also means you can seamlessly complete backup and recovery tasks from within the cloud’s interface.

Commvault customers say they save time and effort with powerful automation, orchestration, management and monitoring capabilities.

2. Flexibility for multi-cloud data migration. Data regulations, regional compliance statutes or new business decisions impact where you store data and workloads.  

Commvault lets IT flexibly move data between clouds, a challenge for other vendors. The Commvault® Data Platform gives customers the ability to move data from a private cloud to a public cloud, from Azure to AWS and back, all from the same comprehensive interface.

Flexibility is important in a multi-cloud environment. For example, Commvault customers can:

  • Convert VMware virtual machines into Microsoft Azure instances
  • Convert Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware virtual machines into Amazon EC2 instances
  • Manage both clouds from a single interface

When public cloud vendors open a new cloud region, Commvault customers can quickly and securely support data migration from one region to another. How does your current data backup and recovery vendor support regional cloud data migration?

Commvault software customer testimonial: enterprise computer services company

3. Control of cloud data protection costs. Planning ahead of any data migration can really help reduce costs. What level of cloud storage is needed? How much data needs to move?

Have flexibility to move data between cloud storage levels? The Commvault platform helps you see where data is stored and easy to move data to other storage options that are less expensive.

Also, Commvault software includes data deduplication to reduce the volume of data moving to the cloud. No (expensive) external appliances are needed for deduplication. Save time and money by only migrating deduplicated data.

The Commvault platform also supports data recovery from multiple clouds. What’s most important is bringing the data back in usable formats. Save time, effort and stress when the data needs to be available right away.

Commvault software customer testimonial: enterprise hospitality company

Choose practical data protection across clouds

Commvault can help you to move, manage and use data across multiple clouds. You can reduce cloud data protection and recovery costs, have flexibility to move data between clouds and your data center, and use one consistent interface.

Learn more about data protection in a multi-cloud environment in the on-demand webinar, "Practical Data Management Across Clouds."

Penny Gralewski is the solutions marketing lead for all things cloud data management related – especially how to move, manage and use data across on-premises and cloud storage locations.