As a leader in data protection and security, Commvault values its partnerships with industry leaders, including Dell Technologies. Together, we are committed to designing, integrating, and delivering innovative solutions that meet the needs of customers. An open and extensible ecosystem is essential for the 100,000+ organizations that rely on Commvault solutions. Sanjay Mirchandani, Commvault’s CEO, explains it simply, “Integration needs to be built-in, not bolted on.” This philosophy provides that Commvault’s solutions work seamlessly with other technologies.
The new integration between Commvault and PowerProtect DD delivers immediate value for PowerProtect DD customers with:
- Simplified configuration through native API-based integration
- Improved security posture
- Customers can leverage existing data protection plans without creating new full backups
The integration of Commvault and PowerProtect DD introduces a simplified native API-based integration. This new capability allows customers to seamlessly integrate with existing PowerProtect DD systems without needing the BoostFS plug-in. This reduces complexity and significantly cuts down the time it takes for customers to begin protecting their data.
Commvault customers can continue to leverage their existing data protection policies and avoid having to create new full backups or worry about increased backup set sizes thanks to the new API-based integrations. Enabling this new capability is as simple as adding a new storage unit for DD Boost with valid credentials in Commvault Command Center.
Historically, Commvault has supported PowerProtect DD systems as repositories, but they had to be configured as Common Internet File System (CIFS) or Network File System (NFS). The new integration enhances the security for backups with native encryption and direct data transfers without mounting a CIFS or NFS file system on the appliance, reducing the attack surface for ransomware.
Customers that leverage Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) will also be able to natively leverage the new integrations. Providing a more secure environment where users can be confident that their data is safe from unauthorized access or manipulation.
Having a reliable and secure backup solutions is key when it comes to protecting your business’ data from cyber threats. We’re thrilled to be joining the DD Boost ecosystem and continue to look for other opportunities to enhance this integration even further in the future. For organizations looking for a powerful combination of tools to protect their data, Commvault & Dell Technologies have the complete solution you need!
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