Commvault serves up a slice of cloud for backup storage

Commvault is providing its buyers cloud storage as a backup target as a result of its Metallic SaaS division.

Metallic Cloud Storage Support lets Commvault Backup and Restoration program and HyperScale X appliance buyers place their backups to the Microsoft Azure community cloud. Metallic presents the cloud storage, so buyers will not will need an Azure license. They pay for the services as a result of their current Commvault license.

For the reason that buyers procure Metallic Cloud Storage as a result of Commvault rather than a cloud services service provider, buyers will not will need to monitor their utilization or offer with egress prices. Metallic general manager Manoj Nair stated Commvault buyers have needed to consider backup copies out of their details facilities, but they needed to avoid bringing their have cloud storage. Metallic Cloud Storage Support lets them make the swap to the cloud and also presents the conversion and migration resources for that transition.

Metallic Cloud Storage Support, like the rest of the Metallic SaaS suite, is integrated into Commvault Command Centre, the management interface for all Commvault details management products. Shoppers can uncover and deploy Metallic Cloud Storage Support as a result of the Command Centre, and it will look like any other storage target on the interface. Metallic Cloud Storage Support is priced by storage capability.

Moving backup details to the cloud just isn’t new, and suppliers this sort of as Druva and Backblaze have cloud storage wrapped into their details protection choices. The significance of Metallic Cloud Storage Support is in Commvault introducing the cloud storage part to its suite so that buyers will not have to find it out on their own, stated Vinny Choinski, senior lab analyst at Company Tactic Team (ESG). Choinski stated Commvault is building its system out to be more broad and complete.

“When wanting at what is right for your IT, you have to seem at the total image. You may well not want 10 pieces from 10 diverse suppliers,” Choinski stated.

Screenshot of Metallic cloud storage
Metallic cloud storage seems like any other storage target within Commvault Command Centre.

Christophe Bertrand, senior analyst at ESG, stated IT complexity is at present a significant issue, so want easier, streamlined techniques of accomplishing things. Likely into their backup product’s interface and spinning up cloud storage in a few clicks is as straightforward as it will get, he stated. Not possessing to go as a result of a cloud services service provider and getting a predictable monthly bill as a result of Commvault may well make Metallic Cloud Storage Support appealing to buyers who want to change into a more hybrid surroundings. Bertrand pointed out putting backup and archive details in the cloud was anything enterprises have been by now accomplishing even before COVID-19, so the drive for hybrid is an ongoing trend.

“This is enabling electronic transformation. It truly is producing a whole lot of excess measures vanish for the finish consumer,” Bertrand stated.

Bertrand stated buyers have to locate a balance in between using as few suppliers as possible to decrease complexity, price and overlap, though also using the very best products for their IT demands. He stated with Commvault’s new cloud storage possibility, the system is broadening further and lessening the likelihood that an founded client would find out area of interest products.

Metallic Cloud Storage Support is also hitting upon a trend of buyers wanting to offload IT to services vendors. Bertrand stated there is at present market place appetite for as-a-services choices. This has traditionally been the circumstance for compact- and medium-sized businesses that will not have IT assets to spare, but it is taking place even amid enterprises. Bertrand stated enterprises are eager to pay for simplicity and absolutely free up IT assets for business and profits producing initiatives.

“Shoppers currently will not want to be in the kitchen,” Bertrand stated.