Commvault announced its first integration with Cisco HyperFlex HCI products this week, deepening its relationship with the long-time strategic partner.
This means the data backup and recovery company’s IntelliSnap snapshot technology has been tested and validated to work with Cisco HyperFlex hyperconverged systems and can protect all kinds of workloads and virtual machines without the need for third party tools.
Commvault’s vice-president of worldwide alliances, Wenceslao Lada, described the announcement as an evolution of their partnership with Cisco, which began with the implementation of ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS. ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS is available through the Cisco SolutionsPlus program and directly from Cisco’s Global Price List.
“The combination of solutions from Commvault and Cisco provide customers and partners with the flexibility to protect and rapidly move data to and from any Cisco infrastructure platform as business dictates,” he said in a statement. “The broadening of our partnership to now integrate IntelliSnap with HyperFlex is yet another example of how the two companies are tightly aligned in delivering simple, cost-effective solutions that solve real-world problems while driving revenue for our joint partners.”
Some experts suggest Commvault is leading the way when it comes to modern analytics products that simplify recoverability.
“In the age of big data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, backup tools remain very old-school. Enterprises need modern analytics to drive intelligence and improve operations, insights about application recoverability and comprehensive support for applications and multi-cloud environments,” said Naveen Chhabra, a senior analyst at Forrester Research, Inc. who was cited in the press release.
Vijay Venugopal, senior director of product management for Cisco HyperFlex, said IntelliSnap significantly extends the value of Cisco’s converged infrastructure platform.
“In the age of big data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, backup tools remain very old-school. Enterprises need modern analytics to drive intelligence and improve operations, insights about application recoverability and comprehensive support for applications and multi-cloud environments,” he said. “Commvault IntelliSnap aids in providing that control and extends the value of Cisco HyperFlex to help customers ensure data is available, moveable, and recoverable across the entire IT landscape.”