A checklist for cloud data management

It’s time to upgrade your cloud data management strategy to support today’s demands. The system – or systems – you purchased years ago (or maybe you inherited legacy backup products) just are not enough for your modern data protection requirements.

Use this checklist to evaluate your current backup and recovery products. This will help you quickly identify differences in modern data protection, find gaps in coverage and learn new ways you can simplify your multi-cloud data protection.

What areas of data management does this system support?

☐ Data backup
☐ Data recovery
☐ Single view of on-premises and cloud data
☐ Setting automated data policies
☐ eDiscovery
☐ Disaster recovery
☐ GDPR readiness
☐ Ransomware recovery options

What is the breadth and depth of cloud support?

Microsoft Azure
☐ Azure Virtual Machines
☐ Azure PaaS database
☐ Azure Blob Storage (Hot and Cool and Archive)
☐ Azure Data Box and Azure Data Box Heavy
☐ Azure Ultra Disk

Amazon AWS
☐ Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
☐ Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)
☐ Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3 & S3-IA)
☐ Glacier and Glacier Deep Archive
☐ Snowball and Snowball Edge

Google Cloud
☐ Virtual machines
☐ Relational Database Service (RDS)
☐ Cloud Object Storage (Nearline, Coldline, Regional and Multi-Regional)

Oracle Cloud
☐ Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage (OCI)
☐ Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage (S3 Compatible)
☐ Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Archive Storage Classic (OCIC)

Private clouds
☐ Azure Stack
☐ Rackspace
☐ VMware

Commvault provides the data management platform you need to move, manage and use data across on-premises and cloud locations. You can fully manage data across files, applications, databases, hypervisors and clouds.

What are the data migration capabilities of the system?

☐ Move data to the cloud
☐ Move data from the cloud
☐ Move data across cloud storage – public or private
☐ Built-in compression, deduplication and encryption
☐ Automation to define process flows across data projects
☐ Orchestration from provisioning to validation
☐ Native cloud integrations instead of proprietary gateways
☐ Automated data archiving based on preset retention schedules

What data management capabilities are included?

☐ Manage data across on-premises data centers, public and private clouds
☐ GDPR readiness: Detection of personal data for proactive data cleanup and data subject requests
☐ Extend on-premises service level agreements (SLA) for policies to cloud
☐ Apply consistent management policies as new data enters the environment

How does the data management platform support data use?

☐ Users can discover and recover data across hybrid locations
☐ Access data without restoring it; use data directly from the cloud repository
☐ Single search for data indexing across on-premises and cloud storage
☐ Quickly create new dev/test environments in the cloud using replicated data

How does the platform support disaster recovery?

☐ Manage disaster recovery across on-premises, public and private cloud storage
☐ Automate disaster recovery workflows with tested cloud management policies
☐ Push-button disaster recovery processes to create cloud storage, data and policies
☐ Recover data and applications directly in the cloud or across platforms (physical-virtual-cloud)
☐ Multiple recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) for different workloads
☐ Artificial intelligence to alert IT teams to unusual data activity

What does this product support for PaaS backup and recovery?

☐ Microsoft SQL
☐ Oracle
☐ PostgreSQL
☐ Amazon DynamoDB
☐ Amazon Redshift
☐ DocumentDB
☐ MariaDB

How does this product manage cross-hypervisor recovery?

☐ Microsoft

  • ☐ Azure to Amazon
  • ☐ Azure to Azure Stack
  • ☐ Azure to VMware
  • ☐ Azure to Hyper-V
  • ☐ Azure Classic to Azure
  • ☐ Hyper-V to Amazon
  • ☐ Hyper-V to Azure
  • ☐ Hyper-V to VMware

☐ Oracle

  • ☐ Oracle VM to Azure
  • ☐ Oracle VM to Oracle Cloud Classic

☐ Amazon

  • ☐ Amazon to Azure
  • ☐ Amazon to VMware

☐ VMware

  • ☐ VMware to Amazon
  • ☐ VMware to Azure
  • ☐ VMware to Azure Stack
  • ☐ VMware to Google Cloud Platform
  • ☐ VMware to Hyper-V
  • ☐ VMware to Nutanix AHV
  • ☐ VMware to OpenStack
  • ☐ VMware to Oracle Cloud Classic
  • ☐ VMware to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

☐ Nutanix

  • ☐ Nutanix AHV to Azure

What object storage does this product protect?

☐ Azure Blob
☐ Azure File Storage
☐ Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2
☐ Google Cloud Storage content
☐ Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS)
☐ Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
☐ IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS)

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