NetApp SnapProtect Accelerates Data Protection for Shared IT Infrastructures

As enterprises transition to flexible and efficient shared IT infrastructures—the foundation for cloud computing—they are increasingly turning to virtualization to gain greater value and improve efficiencies. They are also seeking ways to reliably meet recovery point objectives within compressed timeframes.

To address these evolving requirements, NetApp is strengthening its industry-leading portfolio of Integrated Data Protection solutions with its new NetApp SnapProtect management software. SnapProtect software combines efficient, high-speed NetApp SnapshotTM copies and replication with tape in a single backup solution to help organizations improve the speed, efficiency, and simplicity of their backup and recovery operations.

With the announcement, NetApp has expanded its collaboration with CommVault to include a global OEM agreement under which its industry-leading CommVault Simpana software provides a core component of the new NetApp SnapProtect offering. The announcement further underscores NetApp’s commitment to OEM business models as an integral component of the company’s strategy to expand its market reach.

NetApp SnapProtect Solution Details

Fast and flexible. SnapProtect software combines high-speed NetApp Snapshot copies and disk-to-disk replication with traditional tape backup processes in a single solution. This solution accelerates NetApp data protection and enables users to customize a strategy based on cost, compliance, and recovery objectives.

Efficient. SnapProtect software leverages NetApp’s innovative storage efficiency technologies, which are widely recognized in the industry and can reduce storage usage on primary and secondary disk by up to 90% to optimize IT efficiency.

Simple. Snapshot copy creation, replication, and movement to tape are all managed from a unified console, enabling customers to respond faster to issues, streamline operations, and simplify management. A unified catalog tracks backups across disk and tape, accelerating search and restore operations.

Virtualization and application aware. SnapProtect software tightly integrates with virtualization, database, collaboration, and messaging applications to enable faster backup and granular, application-specific restores.
Integration for faster, more efficient operations. Through integration with the latest version of CommVault Simpana 9 software, NetApp Snapshot copies and SnapVault replication can be provisioned and managed within a customer’s existing environment. The announcement expands the integration to include virtually seamless Snapshot copy to SnapVault backup to tape policy support, SnapMirror replication support, enhanced hypervisor and database support, and automated secondary storage provisioning.

Extensible. Every NetApp solution has access to the broader set of high-availability, disaster recovery, compliance, and archive capabilities found in the NetApp Integrated Data Protection portfolio. This enables customers to greatly reduce cost and complexity across all their data protection needs.

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