Extending the Value of Cisco HyperFlex: Commvault Complete™ Backup & Recovery

From achieving control & scale in today’s multi-cloud IT to total digital transformation, Commvault with Cisco HyperFlex is complete.

IT organizations are challenged to virtualize complex workloads while ensuring the data is protected and recoverable wherever it lives, especially in today’s multi-cloud reality. Commvault delivers a single data platform for all of your data backup and recovery needs — providing a single view into all data under protection.

When it comes to protecting VMs, no one has it covered like Commvault & Cisco: Whether it’s VMware or Hyper-V running on HyperFlex, Commvault protects and manages all workloads natively — so you have the peace of mind that your data is available and recoverable when you need it.

Any application — Any cloud — Any scale. Including your enterprise applications.

As you leverage the high-performance and high-density of Cisco HyperFlex, Commvault adds comprehensive data management. When Cisco HyperFlex is combined with Commvault® software, it becomes the solution you need to make sure your data is available, portable, and recoverable — when and where you need it — and to ensure your data lives on the most cost-effective and scalable infrastructure. Including your mission critical and enterprise applications.

Commvault software is integrated with HyperFlex and optimized for performance — it gets workloads there faster, helping you move to hyperconverged faster — it’s simple, it scales-out, and it’s cost effective and efficient. — while completely protecting all workloads.

Commvault software enhances your ability to leverage HyperFlex as your transformational IT platform, regardless of the size of your IT enterprise and helps you transition to hyperconverged faster:

  • Natively protect VMWare and Hyper-V workloads on HyperFlex for fast protection and to meet demanding RTO/RPO requirements:
  • For VMware, Commvault IntelliSnap® technology leverages Cisco HyperFlex snapshots
    • Auto-discovery of VMs and any changes to the virtual environment (“set it and forget it”)
    • Snap-assisted backups (utilizing snapshots for backup copies)
    • Leverages VMware best practices, ensuring security protocols are followed
  • For Hyper-V, Commvault application aware technology ensures application consistent backups
  • Embrace and utilize all cloud options, instantly migrating data between any virtualized platform, any public or private cloud platform, and any on-premises infrastructure
  • Seamlessly adopt scale up and scale out architecture options to maximize cost effectiveness and ensure you have the scale capabilities needed based on workload size and criticality
  • Commvault mirrors the HyperFlex cloud-like resource consumption model

Cisco + Commvault: Designed to cover all of your transformational needs: Commvault and Cisco have jointly engineered and tested reference architectures and Cisco Validated Designs across the Cisco portfolio, including HyperFlex, FlashStack and UCS.

Commvault Complete™ Backup & Recovery provides coverage other solutions do not:

  • Software-defined backup & recovery across all environments, regardless of where your data lives— eliminating the need for multiple point solutions from platform to platform or expensive additional deduplication appliances
  • Recover what you need, when you need it: Granular indexing and recovery across all platforms and all traditional & modern applications (including SAP HANA and Oracle, SQL, Exchange, SharePoint and SaaS such as O365 and Salesforce) — without additional 3rd party tools
  • Improve SLAs with automated policy engine, enabling AI-driven auto-tuning to leverage best practices and improve RPOs and RTOs for all workloads (by criticality of workload)
  • Automatic verification and reporting on every backup and restore — and every protected VM and data instance
  • Validated disaster recovery to the cloud, maximizing infrastructure cost effectiveness while ensuring data availability and recoverability

Commvault software and Cisco HyperFlex combined automation and orchestration deliver a solution optimized for:

  • Accelerated digital transformation
  • Mission critical and enterprise applications
  • Secondary workloads, including archived data, legal hold, compliance, disaster recovery, and more
  • Seamless use of public clouds — with migration to and from 40+ cloud providers
  • Remote office/back office/branch operations — eliminates the need for specialized skills in these operations — automate with HyperFlex + Commvault
  • Development and Test Operations (Dev/Test) — self-service clone environments so production remains unaffected by demands of dev/test teams
  • Simplification with auto-discovery, automated self-provisioning and customizable policies
  • Intelligent & intuitive reporting
  • Self-adjusting backup (using AI) for maximum performance

ScaleProtect™ with Cisco UCS®: Designed to solve your secondary storage challenges

ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS combines Commvault Complete™ Backup & Recovery and Commvault HyperScale™ Software with Cisco’s leading UCS infrastructure. It is the only solution available with enterprise-class data management services that takes full advantage of industry-standard scale-out infrastructure together with Cisco UCS. Increase your infrastructure flexibility, remove data silos and costly appliances and introduce elastic economics for your data — no matter where it lives.

With ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS, you also benefit from:

  • Greater resiliency and availability for more predictable performance and improved service level agreements (SLAs)
  • Complete data portability for seamless integration between cloud and on-premises environments
  • Faster time to production with easy acquisition and rapid, on-demand deployment
  • Ending costly and complex forklift upgrades

Reference architectures

Cisco and Commvault create validated reference architectures designed to deliver tested and proven solutions for all environments including traditional scale up, scale out and appliance formats. These designs insure lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) and reduced time to deployment — taking the guesswork out of reaching maximum performance. From the most basic scale up needs to the industry-leading ScaleProtect™ with Cisco UCS® (fully integrated scale out infrastructure combining Cisco UCS with Commvault® software and Commvault HyperScale™ Technology), the Cisco + Commvault solution portfolio has you covered.


Commvault software is designed to enhance Cisco infrastructure and create a powerful solution to today’s data challenges. The combined solution goes beyond VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V workloads into a complete solution that allows you to leverage and control your cloud and virtual workload options.

With a single view into and complete control over all of your data, you can leverage HyperFlex for digital transformation and data modernization initiatives. Whether you start by solving a remote site, branch office data challenge or by completely modernizing your IT approach through the HyperFlex platform, Commvault ensures that your data is protected, recoverable, searchable and moveable. It’s digital transformation and comprehensive data management — on your terms and in your control.

ScaleProtect™ With Cisco UCS®

ScaleProtect™ with Cisco UCS® eliminates outdated silos with predictable and flexible scale-out infrastructure for data protection in your new Hybrid IT.