February 25th, 2013 by Mark Kidd
CommVault Simpana 10 Data Management Platform Now Available
The Simpana platform is comprised of individually-licensed modules to Analyze, Replicate, Protect, Archive, and Search data across an enterprise and across devices and locations by leveraging a consolidated virtual ContentStore pool. The arrival of Simpana 10 brings more than 300 new features to reduce risk, administrative overhead, and support costs. According to CommVault, Simpana 10’s new grid-based architecture and parallel deduplication doubles the platform's potential performance and scale.
Simpana 10 now allows users to search, view, download and restore files and documents in the ContentStore through a web console or Edge mobile app for smartphones and tablets, without IT assistance or third-party services. Administrators can also access reports and manage tasks using the new CommVault Monitor app.
New disaster recovery functionality replicates deduplicated data copies to any storage target to support recovery of backups into virtual machines, while improved workflow automation provides drag-and-drop functionality to administrate repeatable tasks. CommVault has also launched new consulting and professional services, role-based educational offerings and support programs for disaster recovery, snapshot management, virtual server protection, and data classification and archive policy design.
Simpana 10 Integration
Simpana's IntelliSnap snapshot management, formerly called SnapProtect, provides automated application and virtual server recovery. Simpana 10 adds support for Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V; enhancements to IBM DB2, Lotus Notes, SAP and Oracle integration; converged snapshot and backup policies; and snapshot cloning orchestration to speed application testing, development, and business analytics.
In virtualized environments, Simpana 10 also improves integration with Hyper-V, VMware vSphere 5.1 and vCloud Director 5.1 to support automated discovery and protection. OnePass with Exchange streamlines email retention by converging backup, archiving and reporting with an Outlook plugin to searche, display, and recover archived emails directly from the ContentStore.
Simpana 10 is available immediately directly from CommVault and through the company’s PartnerAdvantage network.