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Commvault and Nutanix strengthen partnership with data management offering

Commvault and Nutanix have expanded their strategic partnership with new data protection solutions for invisible infrastructure.

Today, organisations are looking for data center infrastructure for tier 1 applications that can make infrastructure truly invisible, so that IT can focus on the applications and services that power their business, according to Commvault and Nutanix.

There is also a growing need for modern data protection that aligns to this new infrastructure architecture with a single solution for all hypervisors that is easy, scalable and secure, the companies say.

“Two of the most important trends that IT professionals [are] focused on is - increasing their virtualisation agility and assuring the reliability and recovery of that environment,” says Jason Buffington ESG senior analyst.

“As organisations continue their virtualisation journey, converged and hyperconverged systems make huge amounts of sense.

“And since ‘when modernising production, you must modernise protection,' it also makes a lot of sense to integrate agile snapshots, application-aware data protection and mature data management technologies into joint solutions that assure customers that their new infrastructure is not only highly performant, but also highly reliable and recoverable,” he says.

By adding support for the Nutanix Acropolis hypervisor alongside capabilities already available for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, Commvault will be the only data protection software platform that provides hardware snapshot integration and agentless protection for all three hypervisors on Nutanix, according to a statement.

This integration, leveraging Commvault IntelliSnap and Nutanix Acropolis Distributed Storage Fabric snapshot functionality, provides customers with the ability to optimise costs by leveraging the most appropriate hypervisor, reducing risk and effort in scalable solutions, according to the companies.

“Building on our industry-leading work with virtualised environments and snapshots, Commvault is uniquely positioned to bring enhanced data protection and recovery to hyperconverged customers using Nutanix Acropolis,” says Brian Allison, Commvault VP of worldwide alliances.

“This represents a significant milestone in our commitment to providing the holistic data management solutions organisations are demanding and is indicative of the close engineering relationship between Commvault and Nutanix,” he says.

With integration into Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor, Commvault adds to its pre-existing portfolio of managing and protecting hypervisors including VMware vSphere and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V.

“Commvault has been an early and strong supporter of the Acropolis hypervisor since its launch,” says Venugopal Pai, Nutanix vice president of strategic alliances and business development.

“IT organisations need holistic data protection and management for their critical enterprise applications.

"We see Commvault as an ideal partner to provide these important capabilities. Today, Nutanix and Commvault are addressing a critical need in the data center,” he says.

Basic support for Nutanix Acropolis is available now to select customers, with more advanced IntelliSnap technology integration coming later in the quarter.

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