Cloud data migration

Fast. Simple. Scalable. That’s cloud data migration to the power of ready. What kind of flexibility do you need to support changing data needs?

Benjamin Roper, Enterprise Backup and Recovery Specialist, explains how he uses Commvault to manage the whole on-premises and cloud backup and recovery environment.

Cloud data migration that’s secure, streamlined and fast

That’s how cloud data migration should be ‐ and could be when you use Commvault data migration software. The reasons you use the cloud change frequently, and those reasons can be quite different.

Some of the most common needs for cloud data management
are to efficiently manage data migration:

  • To the cloud
  • Across multiple clouds
  • Across cloud geographic regions
  • Back to the on-premises data center

With Commvault, you can align your data storage needs and cloud data migration seamlessly. Easily move production data or choose to use cloud as a secondary or tertiary storage target for data archiving.

Many migrate cloud workloads so that data is available in case of emergency. With cloud-based disaster recovery, you have the flexibility to meet SLAs, recover data across geographies and secure data in immutable cloud storage. That’s cloud to the power of ready.

A strong cloud data protection strategy includes plans for cloud data migration, cloud disaster recovery and ongoing cloud data management. To develop a strategy, contact Commvault or a Commvault partner.

Cloud Data Migration

How to migrate legacy backups to the cloud with Commvault

Efficient cloud data migration

Today’s cloud providers are great at keeping your data and workloads persistent and usable. When it comes to data migration, Commvault provides the automation and security that data and workloads need on their way to the cloud location of your choice.

Commvault complements today’s top public and private clouds with automated and proven cloud migration tools designed to meet your cloud data protection SLAs.

If you’ve been trying cloud migration with native cloud tools, you may have run into challenges. When you use separate tools for each of your clouds, plus other tools for your on-premises data, you’re duplicating effort, introducing discrepancies and spending more time than you should.

Streamline your cloud data migration with Commvault

  • Built-in compression shrinks the data as much as possible
  • Built-in deduplication reduces the volume of data moving to the cloud
  • Encryption protects workloads in flight
  • Integrated reporting shows success, failure and job restart
  • Easily confirm your workload migration is successful and secure.

Best of all, automation and orchestration further streamlines Commvault data migration processes: you can define process flows once, then apply them consistently across data projects. Automation saves you time and effort on your cloud journey.

We can now move cloud workloads more easily between providers, which means we can take advantage of the best prices. This has reduced the cost per cloud server by around 20%.”

– Michael Catrini, Assistant Vice President, UConn Health
Read the case study

Scalable cloud data migration

Smoothly manage even large data volumes moving to the cloud – Commvault has seamless integration into tools like Azure Data Box and AWS Snowball. There is no need for additional third-party appliances for large data migrations.

Commvault software seamlessly integrates with
large scale data migration tools, including:

  • Microsoft Azure Data Box family (Data Box, Data Box Disk, Data Box Heavy, Data Box Edge, Data Box Gateway)
  • AWS Snowball (AWS Snowball, AWS Snowball Edge, AWS Snowmobile)
  • Google Transfer Appliance

Commvault integration into these public cloud, large scale data migration tools provides more secure data migration than competitors who require additional third-party appliances for large data migrations.

We uploaded, copied, and synced our data management with Commvault using Azure Data Box in a third of the time it would have taken without it—and we avoided risks to network performance or sensitive information. 

– Brian Blum, Senior Systems Administrator University of Central Florida Read the Azure case study

Flexible virtual machine data migration
to hypervisors and clouds

Many organizations migrate virtual machines to the cloud for different business objectives. Whether you’re moving 100 virtual machines or thousands, Commvault speeds your virtual machine migration to the cloud and gives you a variety of workload location options.

In one click, Commvault can migrate virtual machines to the cloud of your choice. Choose virtual machine migration to the cloud as a one-time operation or automate regular cloud copy creationfor common use cases such as disaster recovery and dev/test operations.

Commvault makes cross hypervisor data migrations quick. Because Commvault data migration is abstracted from the hypervisor layer, you have unmatched flexibility in backup and recovery across a wide variety of hypervisors and clouds.

We have worldwide locations and all of these locations have a server infrastructure. It is easy to back up all these servers with Commvault and copy the backup data to other locations.

– IT Specialist, Medium Enterprise Agriculture Company

Cost-effective data archiving with
cloud data migration

Many organizations realize tape storage is no longer economical, efficient or even pleasant for employees unused to the physical labor of managing tape.

Some organizations move entire archives to the cloud, using Commvault to manage large-scale data migrations. Other organizations employ Commvault pre set retention schedules to automatically shift workloads to cold cloud storage when SLAs indicate the data should be archived.

With the broadest range of cloud storage options, Commvault helps you quickly move archives to the cloud. Commvault offers native integration to multiple cloud archive storage options, including Microsoft Azure Blob storage (Cool, Archive and Immutable), Amazon S3 Glacier and Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive, and Google Cloud Platform Coldline Storage.

How much could you save with the adoption of cloud data protection?

Align with a cloud partner

Commvault cloud migration software supports more than 40 cloud storage options across public and private clouds. Get a comprehensive view of data storage locations, consistent service level agreements for hybrid IT environments, and policy control management for cloud and on-premises workloads.

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The cloud has changed everything.
Are you prepared?

Dive deep into our definitive guide on protecting cloud data to learn:

  • What it means to be cloud ready
  • Why you need a new way to protect cloud data
  • How to start moving your data to the cloud
  • How to evaluate your cloud data migration and protection options