CommVault Boosts Backup and Snapshot Features

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2006-06-12 Print this article Print

CommVault claims its new feature set, RecoveryDirector 6.1, will help streamline data backup across different storage tiers.

Data management software maker CommVault announced an advance in its data recovery management software June 12 with the availability of new features for the QiNetix 6.1 Unified Data Management suite.

This new feature set, called RecoveryDirector 6.1, combines the functionality of the Oceanport, N.J.-based companys QuickRecovery and Galaxy Backup and Recovery software products.
The new product is aimed at helping storage administrators better manage snapshot and backup data across protection, recovery and archive tiers, a company spokesman said.
Using RecoveryDirector, enterprises with SANs "will be able to increase the business value of tiered storage by creating online recovery images that extend traditional backup methods and expand data protection capabilities," said CommVault marketing manager Kelly Polanski. These data snapshots —which can be taken as frequently as the user wants—make it much faster to restore a downed or virus-infected system, Polanski said. Click here to read more about CommVaults storage and data management platform. "The object-level recovery [within RecoveryDirector] also makes unnecessary to know the time and date of a piece of data in order to search for it," Polanski said. RecoveryDirector enables storage administrators to recover data from multiple recovery points, reduce or eliminate backup windows, and improve RTO/RPO service levels, she added. The new feature set adds sequencing, workflow and policy management into a single, logical workflow and one-step recovery process, Polanski said. With this capability, users can manage concurrent multiple point-in-time snapshots and backup sets, improve resource utilization, and eliminate duplicate operations, she said. For enterprises seeking to simplify use of device-embedded snapshot capabilities, RecoveryDirector manages a wide variety of snapshot technologies, including those offered by Data Domain, Dell, EMC, HDS, HP, NetApp and Xiotech. RecoveryDirector works with SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange and Oracle applications, and with a long list of file systems. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on enterprise and small business storage hardware and software.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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