NEW APPROACHES NEEDED TO TACKLE DATA GROWTH
Rapid data growth and expanding virtual server deployments are creating massive amounts of data that complicate traditional protection and recovery methods.
Applications, databases, email stores and file systems have simply grown beyond the ability of traditional methods to provide adequate recovery. Aggressive service levels require frequent data copies for recovery, yet traditional streaming methods, and
lack of a granular view into snapshot data, cannot keep pace with critical business needs. These issues are challenging organizations of every size. New approaches are needed to enhance protection and improve recovery performance,
manageability and reliability — without adding significant cost.
Many organizations are augmenting their backup and recovery software with array-based snapshot technologies from vendors such as DataCore, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, HDS, HP, Huawei, IBM, INFINIDAT, Nimble Storage, NetApp, Oracle and Pure Storage. The reason
often cited is that snapshots help improve RPOs and RTOs by allowing for more frequent copies and faster restores. However, daily operations become a challenge because snapshot scripting and management is complex. This is especially
the case in environments where more than one type of storage array is present. Lastly, recovery from snapshots is most often done at the whole snapshot or VM level. If you don't have the ability to look into the contents of a
snapshot without having to remount, revert or spin up a whole VM and retrieve the individual file, message or table, then the full speed and ease of recovery promised by snapshots cannot be realized.
Commvault understands the challenges of enhancing protection and recovery by leveraging the snapshot technology available in today's storage arrays.
Integrating array-based snapshot technologies with the overall data protection approach improves manageability, recovery and protection. By making intuitive, single console management of application-aware snapshots across a broad list of heterogeneous
storage arrays a key focus of the Commvault software platform and modern approach to data management for years, we have built a robust, proven solution for enhancing application and VM recovery.