Hitachi, CommVault Upgrade Data Protection Suite

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2009-05-14 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hitachi Data Protection Suite 8.0 features CommVault's Simpana 8.0 storage software suite inside HDS hardware. Simpana 8.0 was the 2008 winner of the eWEEK Excellence Award for storage software.

Japan's Hitachi Data Systems and U.S. storage provider CommVault, which have had a longstanding and successful partnership, on May 12 launched an upgraded storage and data protection package aimed at remote offices with virtualized systems.

Hitachi Data Protection Suite 8.0 features CommVault's Simpana 8.0 storage software suite inside HDS hardware. Simpana 7.0 was the 2008 winner of the eWEEK Excellence Award for storage software.

Data Protection Suite 8.0 includes improvements in recovery operations, license management and remote office protection in addition to better virtual server protection, data deduplication, recovery management and content organization, HDS said.

Key features include:

  • Virtual client support for VMware Infrastructure and Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Global embedded data deduplication: Block-level deduplication across an entire system's backup and archive copies from disk to tape
  • Remote office protection: Provides multiple options for centralized, automated policies applied to data residing on workstations and laptops; helps facilitate compliance and search for rapid e-discovery of orphaned, backup and archived data.
HDS' Data Protection Suite 8.0 became available on May 12. For more information, go here.

 
 
 
 
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 Salesforce.com 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 DevX.com 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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