Commvault Data Protection and Amazon Web Services

Commvault Data Protection
and Amazon Web Services
The Commvault data management platform reduces complexity by integrating data
management of both local and cloud storage with a single console, minimizing administrative
overhead and the need for specialized appliances. With native integration to Amazon Web
Services (AWS), Commvault quickly and securely manages data migration from your data
center to the cloud or from public or private clouds to AWS.
• Lower Operational Costs
Reduce the administrative and
storage overhead for infrequently
accessed data in the data center
by tiering to more scalable, lower
cost AWS cloud storage.
• Free Up Existing Data Center Space
Automatically tier older/
infrequently-accessed data to the
cloud, freeing up existing more
expensive disk to accommodate
ongoing data growth
•Match Storage Costs to Service
Service Providers and internal IT
organizations can align storage
costs to SLA profile of services/
applications with automated policy
based data movement and tiering.
• Reduce Complexity
Integrated data management
of both local and cloud storage
from a single console minimizes
administrative overhead and the
need for specialized gateway
• Reduce Security Risk
Encrypt data in-flight and at-rest
with integrated, FIPS certified
Commvault encryption software.
Recover in the cloud or to your own facilities — the choice is yours, with Commvault protecting your Amazon Web
Services environment.
IT organizations are increasingly challenged to protect, manage, and
access business-critical data. Keeping pace with rapid data growth
means storage teams are frequently looking at adding to their capacity
requirements. Remote offices and mobile devices contain valuable data that
go unprotected due to the proliferation of point solutions and not having
enough staff to manage it all. Increased government regulations around
data retention policies add to the burden, often requiring critical data to
be kept for years or even decades. Finally, many IT shops worldwide are
being forced to justify not only incremental spending, but also their existing
expenses and headcount in the face of potential budget cuts.
Commvault and AWS deliver cost effective data management solutions
to address these problems. Commvault software provides a single data
management platform that seamlessly integrates with Amazon Simple
Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Simple Storage Service Infrequent
Access (Amazon S3-IA), Amazon Snowball, and Amazon Glacier for longterm data retention. Commvault also supports Amazon Elastic Compute
Cloud (EC2), enabling our customers to move entire workloads into EC2
instances to quickly scale capacity as computing needs change.
Don’t Get Lost in the Clouds
Learn the key advantages the
AWS Cloud can bring to your
data protection processes
and the barriers you need to
consider to ensure that you are
truly realizing the value you
demand from a cloud-based
Commvault software is integrated with and supports Amazon S3.
Commvault software seamlessly provides automated, policy based data
movement between on-premises disk-based storage and Amazon S3,
all from a centralized console. Commvault software delivers integrated
alerting, reporting, tracking, and data verification of data copies in the cloud,
while Amazon S3 provides highly scalable, reliable, secure cloud storage.
Commvault software is one of the first major storage software platforms
that integrated with Amazon Glacier. Amazon Glacier is an extremely lowcost storage service that provides secure and durable storage for long-term
archiving and backup. Commvault’s built-in data tiering capabilities allow
our customers and service providers to automate data movement into AWS
based on user-defined policies. Leveraging a single solution to support
Amazon Glacier and Amazon S3 helps provide a simple, cost effective means
to provide cloud based services to meet SLA and budgetary requirements.
IT departments and Services Providers consistently seek innovative
ways to store long term backups and archives in a cost-effective manner,
where the data is not expected to be restored frequently, and is stored in
deduplicated form to minimize long term capacity growth and TCO. With
the integrated capabilities of Commvault Data Protection and Amazon
S3 and Amazon Glacier, customers can move deduplicated secondary
or tertiary copy backups and archives into durable, highly available,
extremely low-cost cloud storage, often replacing onsite tape silos. This
can result in significant savings by freeing up space for newer deduplicated backups on higher performing disks.
Customers can effectively tier storage costs according to the SLA profile of the data/application/service, not only
from on-premises storage to Amazon cloud storage, but automatically tier data from Amazon S3 to Amazon Glacier
based on configurable AWS lifecycle policies as well.
Leveraging Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier cloud infrastructures provides a scalable, durable model that typically
allows for lower overall operational costs than on-premises solutions that require provisioning, power and cooling,
technical refreshes and more. Customers can also reduce the need to pre-purchase large amounts of spare
capacity in anticipation of future data growth, enabling customers to pay only for the services they use on AWS.
Long term data retention within Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier also lowers compliance costs associated with tape
media. By retaining data in the cloud, tape infrastructure can be augmented or replaced – delivering extremely
durable and cost-effective offsite archiving and disaster recovery. By using Commvault Data Protection’s content
indexing prior to storage in Amazon S3 or archival in Amazon Glacier, customers can make eDiscovery requests
from a centralized console independent of the physical location of data.
Based on relevant use cases, Commvault software can further lower storage related costs with integrated data
deduplication, reducing the footprint of secondary backup and archive copies, before being sent over the network
and stored in Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier.
The combined Commvault and AWS solution provides authentication and secure upload/download processes,
helping ensure data is kept safe from unauthorized access. Users can protect data starting from the source with
in-stream encryption, and then extend encryption to data “at-rest” in the cloud. Commvault software supports
a variety of FIPS certified encryption algorithms including Blowfish, AES, and 3-DES, to allow organizations to
configure the right data encryption approach to meet their security requirements.
This integrated data management solution allows customers to fully leverage the economics of cloud-based storage.
Commvault software manages alerting, reporting, tracking, and data verification as if AWS infrastructure were
located within an organization’s on-premises data center. This seamless approach eliminates the need for gateway
hardware appliances or scripting – reducing the cost and complexity of cloud storage integration.
To learn more about the benefits of Commvault software on AWS, and how to simplify & automate backup of your
VMs, applications, and datasets on the AWS Cloud, visit
© 2017 Commvault Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Commvault, Commvault and logo, the “C hexagon” logo, Commvault Systems, Commvault
OnePass, CommServe, CommCell, IntelliSnap, Commvault Edge, and Edge Drive, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Commvault
Systems, Inc. All other third party brands, products, service names, trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of and used to
identify the products or services of their respective owners. All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Download PDF
Similar pages