Disaster Recovery with Amazon Web Services

Recover in the cloud or to your own facilities — the choice is yours, with Commvault protecting your Amazon Web Services environment.

With a single software solution, Commvault makes it easy for you to manage your Amazon Web Services (AWS) backups, while adding workload portability across your physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures. Our standing as an AWS Partner, Network Advanced Technology Partner and Storage Competency Partner gives us deep insight and tight integration — so we can deliver simplified, automated recovery and migration across all AWS storage and compute platforms, with lower operational costs and reduced complexity.

“Leveraging the AWS integration with Commvault allowed us to replace our traditional tape and third-party storage processes for our DR backup requirements. Our new method of backing up directly to AWS is much quicker and vastly more scalable. Copies of all of our backups are streamed to AWS as soon as the last full completes. This gives our organisation more robust recovery options from our offsite copies.”

Justin Mason, Systems Manager, Information and Technology Management, University of Canberra

Faster, easier disaster recovery

Disaster recovery is about more than offsite storage. Often, it means costly test facilities, dedicated infrastructure that largely sits idle, and manual processes that can take technical staff out of the office for days. Commvault integration with Amazon S3, S3-IA, Glacier and Snowball lets you automatically tier and move backups and archives into highly available, scalable and low-cost AWS cloud storage. In the event of a disaster, you can recover quickly and efficiently directly into the AWS cloud to keep data available and apps up and running. Our software helps you simplify and streamline disaster recovery with automated, policy-based data management that lets you combine cloud and on-premises infrastructure any way you see fit — with pre-built workflows tying everything together into a fully orchestrated recovery scenario.

Lean, efficient use of AWS cloud resources

Commvault’s built-in deduplication shrinks the footprint of your backups before sending them to the AWS cloud, reducing storage consumption and data administration. Our broader cloud management capabilities — including deep integration with AWS EC2 for simplified provisioning and management of EC2 instances — make it easy to implement an overall cloud strategy.



Reduce your disaster recovery costs


Retaining data in the cloud gives you the freedom to augment or even replace your tape infrastructure for more durable and cost-effective offsite data storage. In one case, a Commvault customer that had been sending on-premises data to dedicated offsite storage — at an annual cost of nearly $1 million — was able to cut storage costs by 80% in a single year and eventually reduce its annual spend to 10% of the earlier level. Now that company runs disaster recovery tests every quarter and can run an audit on demand without straining in-house IT resources.


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 and Amazon Web Services

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2 Clicks to the Cloud with Commvault v11 and AWS (Demo)

Watch the video

AWS Architecture Guide

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