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Commvault Unveils Latest Enhancements for Containers

New Metallic VM & Kubernetes backup solution broadens Commvault’s container storage and protection portfolio.

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Commvault, a global enterprise software leader in the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, has released new offerings that provide customers enterprise-grade data protection for Kubernetes in a consumption model that best meets their needs.

The new Metallic VM & Kubernetes Backup solution joins Commvault’s Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform and Commvault Complete Data Protection to store, protect, and migrate containers in hybrid and multicloud environments. With its portfolio of solutions for containers data protection, Commvault offers customers a choice in how they address challenges associated with container storage and protection. Kubernetes-based containers provide IT organizations the flexibility to deploy, scale, and migrate workloads without end-user interruption. Metallic’s new Backup as a Service (BaaS) platform further simplifies protection for containers -- fully integrated with K8s via the Container Storage Interface (CSI). This follows a stream of capabilities introduced by Commvault for Kubernetes in the past few months.

New Metallic BaaS for Containers

Now available, Metallic VM & Kubernetes Backup provides simple and scalable SaaS data protection for containers and is part of Metallic’s new hybrid cloud data protection portfolio, which doubles Commvault’s portfolio of BaaS solutions. Unlike solutions that require point products or third-party tools to back up and protect cloud, container, and virtual workloads, Metallic offers a single solution to quickly and easily protect customers’ modern, hybrid cloud workloads with the simplicity of BaaS.

Protected workloads include any CNCF-Certified Kubernetes distribution with validated support for Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes, Azure Red Hat OpenShift, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), and VMware Tanzu. This is in addition to Metallic’s support for Virtual Machine environments, including Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, Native Azure Virtual Machines, Azure VMware Solution (AVS), and VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS.

Today’s cloud strategies include hybrid workloads that span customers’ IT infrastructure, with some workloads running in the cloud and others running on premises. Customers need a solution that protects Kubernetes applications, along with the rest of their enterprise workloads, to eliminate expensive data silos and point product complexity.

Commvault Software-Defined Storage for Containers

Recent enhancements in Commvault’s Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform provide customers the flexibility to develop and run new, modern applications with declarative data placement, encryption, and data protection in any Kubernetes environment. It can also seamlessly store, protect, and migrate containers across hybrid multicloud environments to accelerate the DevOps process and remove any cloud-managed or self-managed Kubernetes service barriers.

Coupled with its broad integration for on-premises infrastructure, cloud storage, and container orchestrators, the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform provides native Kubernetes integration, offering a solution capable of managing data regardless of where it lives across containers, cloud-native applications, and virtualized workloads.

“Enterprise adoption of containers is rapidly increasing -- and containers need to be protected while keeping pace with DevOps teams,” said Ranga Rajagopalan, vice president of products at Commvault. “As containers move from sandbox to production, it is no longer possible to treat containers as an island in the cloud. Today, through these offerings, we’re making it simple to protect containers -- together with all the other applications in the enterprise.”

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