You rely on OpenStack to simplify and extend your data center infrastructure. Commvault lets you extend that simplicity to data protection with a fully-integrated OpenStack solution that can help you meet your unique data protection needs, both now and in the future.
OpenStack instances combat challenges
The promise of a highly scalable, tenant-focused, and vendor-agnostic cloud framework is what makes OpenStack appealing to so many organizations. As more enterprises deploy this open source, community-driven solution, a need for enterprise-grade protection that is both OpenStack-aware and integrates with its native APIs becomes a requirement. This allows them to run OpenStack cloud instances as production workloads. Additionally, being conceived to run Mode 2 Virtual Machines (VMs), OpenStack is continuously evolving, making it a multi-mode cloud with diverse use cases and its own unique challenges.
With great power comes great responsibility
With a massively scalable and distributed nature, OpenStack environments often encompass thousands of VMs. Built-in self-service helps shift control to the end-user, resulting in administrators frequently not knowing which types of workloads are living in their OpenStack cloud. Additionally, traditional and next-gen VMs co-mingle within the same cloud with multiple differing storage requirements. To address these complex challenges, Commvault offers an SLA-based protection solution with multiple tiers of access (from tenant to admin) that can quickly scale-out to meet the demands of a fast-growing OpenStack environment.
Easy peasy functionality
As a software-based solution, Commvault provides extreme flexibility in deployment options. Commvault also offers an integrated solution with its Commvault HyperScale™ technology that combines all aspects of the data management platform in a scale-out system. For OpenStack, Commvault utilizes a hot-add protection methodology, so additional protection proxies can be easily and quickly deployed to meet the needs of your business. A single management interface consolidates all configuration, management, and reporting tools into a simple-to-operate portal, greatly reducing your administrative burden.
Native integration with OpenStack
The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform provides native integration with OpenStack and enables you to set application-specific policies. Hedvig provides block and object storage for OpenStack via Cinder and Swift integrations.
Storage as a service platform for OpenStack Cinder and Swift
To move faster and capitalize on new opportunities an new level of agility in provisioning applications and infrastructure is required. OpenStack provides a comprehensive set of software tools for building and orchestrating private and public clouds, helping organizations achieve a faster time-to-market with infrastructure-as-a-service automation.
The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform is a perfect fit for production OpenStack deployments, transforming commodity hardware into an elastic, resilient, modern storage solution that keeps pace with changing business requirements.
- In-place traditional storage solutions lack flexibility for OpenStack clouds.
- Open-source solutions like Swift/Ceph lack features and are too complex for enterprises.
- Lack of a hybrid solution with existing storage prevents seamless use of public cloud.
- Improve performance and scalability of storage in OpenStack environments.
- Provide enterprise grade capabilities and reliability for OpenStack in production environments.
- Eliminate downtime with VMs that can failover between private and public OpenStack clouds.
- Cinder driver and Swift interfaces certified against latest OpenStack distributions.
- Built-in, multi-site replication overcomes limitations in Ceph and Swift.
- Support for VMware and Docker reduces complexity among heterogeneous IaaS platform.
- Native OpenStack Cinder and Swift support provides full block, file, and object interfaces
- Native integration into OpenStack Horizon for control of volume and container provisioning
- Instant snapshotting and zero-copy cloning for rapid creation of test volumes
- Thin provisioning, global dedupe, and compression for minimal data footprint
- Secure hybrid cloud support for movement of data from private and public clouds like AWS