The past year has been amazing – our data protection portfolio has won many accolades of technology leadership from industry analysts like Gartner, Forrester and GigaOm. These wins are no doubt driven by our relentless passion to protect our customers’ data in a difficult world and our fundamental belief that continuous customer collaboration is key to pragmatic innovation.
The next chapter of our 26-year journey of customer-driven innovation is now here – we are excited to announce the General Availability of Commvault Platform Release 2023! Commvault PR 2023 introduces several new features and additions to strengthen our customers’ security posture, deepen our rich integration with all major hyperscalers and introduce more smart savings through operational efficiencies.
Hundreds of customers have already benefited from these new capabilities during the Technology Preview phase, that started on December 15, 2022.
Harnessing the power of multi-cloud
What differentiates our approach to the ecosystem – and yes, we continue to support the broadest ecosystem when it comes to data protection – is how our integrations are seamlessly built-in and not just clumsily bolted on for a quick mention. Deeper the integrations, greater the synergies enjoyed by our customers.
Commvault PR 2023 carries new deep integrations to make it easier for our customers to protect their data across Microsoft Azure, AWS Cloud, Google Cloud Platform and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
Take, for instance, our new integration with Microsoft Azure Restore Points. We worked closely with Microsoft to be the first data protection platform to support Azure Restore Points. While Azure has had incremental snapshot capabilities, this new integration allows for application consistency across disks, while reducing costs with the option to use more cost-efficient storage tiers for backups. Commvault PR 2023 also introduces integration with Amazon FSx for NetApp which brings the same on-premises NetApp ONTAP policy-based protection to AWS. The new release also introduces support for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) infrequent access & combined storage tiers to help reduce costs for protecting your cloud data.
Enhancing data security
Our trusted approach to data protection is shaped by the fundamental customer direction that data security is an integral and inseparable component of data protection. Building on our robust multi-layered ransomware detection, protection and recovery framework, Commvault PR 2023 introduces new integrations to drive data protection insights into the broader security ecosystem.
An important aspect of data protection is to leverage data awareness to proactively alert IT teams when threats arise. Commvault PR 2023 introduces a new Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) connector that makes it easy to feed alerts, events, and audit data to other platforms through webhooks APIs or even Syslog. Leveraging standard protocols ensures we can work with virtually any SIEM or event management system giving security teams better visibility to anomalies and threats in their data.
Driving smart savings
With the uncertainty of a global recession looming, customers in every industry are looking to optimize costs in their budgets to make up for the increased spending for security and mission-critical areas. We are continuing to help provide options to lower the cost for data
New capabilities to use single region snapshots vs. multi-region snapshots for GCP can save 30% of that cost to backup resources. Sometimes improving cost is as simple as reducing the time it takes to protect applications.
Our optimizations for Hadoop, leveraging snapdiff, can take what was hours long backup scans to just minutes thanks to the enhancements in how we scan for changed blocks.
These are just a few of the amazing features we have in Platform Release 2023. You can learn about more of the latest features in our What’s New page for Platform Releases. Connect with our product management team and others in our communities for all the latest news and release information.
Join us live on March 8th, 2023 at our Platform Release 2023 customer webinar. Register here.