CommVault Solves Virtual Machine Sprawl with New Simpana VM Archiving

    CommVault Solves Virtual Machine Sprawl with New Simpana VM Archiving

- Industry's first solution to eliminate virtual machine (VM) sprawl through
intelligent archiving

- Extends intelligent archive and instant recovery capabilities to boost
virtual platform utilization

- Drives cost reduction and operational efficiency by reclaiming VMware
vSphere compute, memory and storage resources and streamlining test and

- Builds on CommVault's vision to increase the value of modern data management
for enterprises and managed service providers

PR Newswire

OCEANPORT, N.J., Aug. 20, 2013

OCEANPORT, N.J., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CommVault (NASDAQ: CVLT) today
announced the industry's first virtual machine (VM) intelligent archiving
capability to help enterprises and service providers eliminate VM sprawl and
regain control of virtual infrastructure resources.

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VM sprawl results from pervasive deployment and growth of virtual machines,
some of which then sit unutilized long after their useful lives. CommVault
Simpana VM Archiving reclaims idle virtual host and shared storage resources
by automatically managing and moving unused VMs to cost-effective storage,
with the ability to instantly recover archived VMs, for increased utilization,
efficiency and savings.

Available at no additional cost to customers using Simpana 10 software for
virtual server protection, VM Archiving is integrated with CommVault's
singular software platform, which enables users to instantly deploy, protect
and archive virtual and physical servers from a single management console. The
new intelligent archive capability is a key component of CommVault's modern
data management approach to continuously address operational and protection
concerns in virtualized and infrastructure-as-a-service environments.
CommVault will demonstrate Simpana 10 with VM Archiving at VMworld 2013 in San
Francisco from August 25-29, 2013.

"Enterprises have many options to deploy resources in a virtualized data
center or cloud, but require a better way to protect this environment and
create more value from the data it manages," said David West, senior vice
president, worldwide marketing and business development, CommVault. "VM sprawl
is an increasingly common and complex issue, especially in large
infrastructures. The ability to automatically archive underutilized VMs as
part of the Simpana 10 platform provides huge cost savings and efficiency and
is a key strategy for enterprises on their journey to modern data management."

Reining in VM Sprawl Increases Virtual Infrastructure Utilization, Cuts Costs

VM Archiving is a comprehensive solution that incorporates traditional backup
and virtual machine archiving in a single operation for VMware vSphere
environments. The Simpana 10 platform delivers scalable and resilient data
protection in both physical and virtual environments from on-premise data
centers to the cloud for enterprises and service providers.

Using administrator-defined policies, CommVault's new VM Archiving
functionality can automatically identify, power down, relocate, archive and
recover inactive virtual machines in VMware vSphere environments, with the
following innovations and benefits:

  oFinds, relocates and retires stale or orphaned VMs during the backup
    process to enable increased administrative control; sets parameters for
    automatic management of virtual resources and expiration criteria based on
    CPU, network, and disk usage. Once configured, archiving is performed as
    part of the normal backup cycle.
  oIncreases utilization and reduces storage hardware costs by automatically
    moving powered-off VMs from expensive Tier 1 disks to more cost-efficient,
    longer retention tiers, either on disk or in the cloud, using VMware
    Storage vMotion. Relocated VMs can be archived at the same time or later.
  oStreamlines testing and development operations by continually recycling
    compute, memory and shared storage resources in virtual hosts.
  oRecovers archived VMs in a single step using a stub (marker) in VMware
  oIntegrates with Simpana software's Virtual Server Agent (VSA) for backup
    and recovery of virtual machines. Simpana VSA automatically manages
    hardware storage array snapshots for instant protection and recovery of
    virtualized applications, with built-in support for all the major storage
  oIncorporates with Simpana 10 workflows to automate more complex,
    repetitive administrative tasks with drag-and-drop simplicity.

For more information and to see a demonstration of CommVault's new VM
Archiving capabilities, visit CommVault at VMworld 2013, booth No. 1605.

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A singular vision – a belief in a better way to address current and future
data management needs – guides CommVault in the development of Singular
Information Management® solutions for high-performance data protection,
universal availability and simplified management of data on complex storage
networks. CommVault's exclusive single-platform architecture gives companies
unprecedented control over data growth, costs and risk. CommVault's Simpana®
software suite of products was designed to work together seamlessly from the
ground up, sharing a single code and common function set, to deliver
superlative Data Protection, Archive, Replication, Search and Resource
Management capabilities. More companies every day join those who have
discovered the unparalleled efficiency, performance, reliability, and control
only CommVault can offer. Information about CommVault is available at's corporate headquarters is located in Oceanport,
New Jersey in the United States.

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