IntelliSnap® Snapshot Technology

The smarter snapshot engine.

IntelliSnap technology is at the heart of Commvault’s integrated snapshot management solution. Providing a layer of intelligence between storage and applications, it ensures snapshot data integrity, executes policies and schedules, automates array discovery, and indexes and catalogs snapshot data — bringing simplicity, integration and control to the way you handle snapshots.

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Get a single, coherent snapshot management solution

By integrating and simplifying snapshot management, IntelliSnap frees you and your team to focus on service-level agreements (SLAs) and other high-value activities; instead of grinding away at time-consuming manual tasks. It unifies file recovery with application recovery for a single solution that eliminates the need for multiple backup systems.

Start with built-in hardware and application support

We work with the world’s leading hardware storage vendors to ensure seamless integration with their products, so you don’t have to worry about doing it yourself. We’ve also built a wide range of application coverage directly into our IntelliSnap technology for Microsoft, Oracle, DB2, SAP and more.


Bring intelligence to your snapshot environment

Commvault’s broad range of hardware snapshot reporting and alert capabilities helps you optimize IT performance. And unlike vendor-specific snapshot solutions, Commvault lets you track the status and condition of all your hardware snapshots through a single view. Analyze trends. Map and plan storage capacity. Keep the big picture of your snapshot environment constantly in view, and reap the benefits of superior integration and coordination including hypervisor and VM awareness.

Streamline backup and retention

With Commvault, you can create backups from your snapshots, combining snapshot management and long-term backup and retention into a single process administered through one set of policies. Generating backups from snapshots leaves your servers free to continue to operate at optimal levels.


Intelligence built in

Commvault Snapshots integrates seamlessly with the world’s leading storage arrays -- including DataCore, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hitachi Data Systems, Huawei, IBM, INFINIDAT, NEC, NetApp, Nimble Storage, Nutanix, Oracle ZFS, and Pure Storage. Our underlying IntelliSnap™ technology provides the multi-vendor flexibility you need for today and tomorrow.

Learn More

Here are selections from our resource library, which includes a wide range of videos, customer case studies, datasheets, whitepapers and more to further explain how Commvault can help you make your data work for you.

Commvault IntelliSnap Technology Solution Overview

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Case Study: Lathrop and Gage

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5 Reasons Your Storage Snapshots Aren't Working

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