HPE Greenlake Backup Delivers End-To-End Backup As A Service With Commvault Software

By Mark Bridges

Commvault software is an industry-leading data protection and information management solution. Our software enables users to manage policies, data protection and compliance in a single, comprehensive data management platform. It’s a platform that gives you control, flexibility and automation to streamline IT efforts and utilize data as a business asset. Through our best-in-class solution, you can manage the protection of your data assets, regardless of where the data is located or where workloads are being run. This includes the ability to store your data in various environments supported by our partners.

Commvault is excited to take the next step in our partnership with HPE by tightly integrating our backup capabilities with HPE hardware and services to deliver GreenLake Backup. Our innovative offering will provide a complete solution that offers the flexibility to scale as you grow, while maintaining industry-leading data protection.

Industry analyst IDC estimates that by 2020 consumption-based procurement in data centers will account for as much as 40 percent off all enterprise IT infrastructure spending.1 What is driving this shift in IT consumption? Customers are challenged to find cost-effective ways to manage data growth without over provisioning; and there is an increasing demand for faster elastic deployments that enable greater value from agile IT.

Data growth is one of the biggest pain points of IT organizations today. As primary data grows, so does the capacity required for backups.

Capacity planning for backup is time consuming, complex and difficult to get right, especially as you must also consider the nature of that data (is it business-critical), and the network it’ll be running on.

This problem is solved by HPE GreenLake Backup – a complete backup solution announced on Nov. 28, 2017 at the HPE Discover conference in Madrid. HPE GreenLake Backup covers the whole lifecycle of backup environments and provides a real end-to-end backup solution, including the required hardware, software and services, with a unique, new metering and billing process.

This covers the whole lifecycle of a backup environment.

Typically, organizations either overprovision backup capacity to play it safe or use the public cloud while potentially losing control over their data and raising privacy concerns. HPE GreenLake Backup removes the burden of this choice. It combines the simplicity, agility and economics of public cloud with the security and performance benefits of an on-premises backup environment.

In addition, HPE GreenLake backup introduces a unique billing mechanism, using front-end terabytes for monthly metering and billing, taking the issues of back end details out of the equation.

Commvault and HPE PointNext have partnered so that HPE can deliver an end-to-end data protection infrastructure service that offers on-demand capacity, combining the agility and economics of public cloud with the security and performance of on-premises IT.

By combining industry-leading HPE servers, storage and networking with the power of the seven-time Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for Enterprise Backup Software, Commvault and HPE have delivered a best-in-class, pay-as-you-go model tailored to meet your needs and operated for you in your IT environment from the core to the edge.

1IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Datacenter 2018 Predictions Nov 2017