Is your move to containers accelerating? Does it need to?

Commvault and HPE are ready to move right with you. Right now.

By Alexander Coombes and Bill Byron Concevitch

It wasn’t long ago that the move to containers seemed to be a gradual, paced move. Then something happened. Whether it was the pandemic or just technology acceleration – or the combined headwinds of both – the move to containers accelerated.

Why the rush to containers?

One of the main reasons for the appeal of containers is that they virtually package the applications with everything needed to run (configuration files, dependencies and more) and isolate the applications for the specific deployment environment. This enables these containerized applications to run almost anywhere – local desktops, virtual/physical servers, private/public/hybrid cloud – and for dev/test or production environments. 

That’s pretty powerful when you really start to think about it. Plus, containers can be relatively small in size, so a lot of containers can be hosted on a single physical server. During this pandemic, when transformation has accelerated by five times or more, containers can help almost every organization keep up with the rapid pace we are all experiencing, enabling IT to respond and meet the new demands of the business.

Solving the container data protection dilemma

All of this leads to the container data protection dilemma. Containers need comprehensive data protection – and they need it now. This protection needs to be thorough across all of the workloads that containers can carry. Commvault and HPE teamed up to make sure we are ready to solve this dilemma.

Commvault has always had a singular focus on the data – understand it, know where it is and protect it. This extends to containers. This may sound oversimplified for a topic as sophisticated as containers, however, it’s why Commvault can protect containers in a native and comprehensive way. A container is just another workload where data lives, changes and grows and therefore is fully protected by Commvault.

With Commvault’s native integration into the HPE storage portfolio, this translates into comprehensive container data protection and data management across HPE’s Container Platform, with protection natively extended into public and private cloud, enabling this protection across any organization’s hybrid cloud with complete container portability.

Container data protection ready for the demands of rapid transformation

Here’s a high-level view of the comprehensive container data protection provided by Commvault and HPE:

  • Application level backup and restore: Making sure the data is restored at the data level and application level, independent of the server dependency (virtual, physical or otherwise)
  • Granular backup and restore for Kubernetes clusters: Providing granular recovery options at cluster, namespace, application, volume and application levels
  • Automation of application restores: The ability to handle the large amounts of data in container environments is achieved through unsurpassed automation of required operations
  • Protection and recovery across on-premises and cloud: Regardless of where your container environments live, Commvault and HPE provide consistent and portable backup and recovery

Built on industry standards, delivered to meet your specific requirements

Commvault was an early adopter of the Container Storage Interface (CSI) and is natively integrated with Kubernetes (K8s), OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) and other container orchestration platforms. This means that with Commvault together with the HPE Container Platform, you eliminate the need for any additional third-party tools or solutions to migrate, protect and manage your container workloads. Commvault has you covered when it comes to data protection, regardless of where your data lives.

It’s the peace of mind you’ve come to expect from HPE and Commvault, especially in this time of rapidly accelerated transformation. We make sure you’re future ready – now.