Expanding data protection for hybrid, multi-cloud environments

New features introduced, from integrations to better protect data across leading cloud providers, to capabilities to support security teams’ existing SIEM tools.

Commvault has introduced Commvault Platform Release 2023, which introduces several new features and additions to strengthen its customers’ security posture, deepen its rich integration with all major hyperscalers, and introduce more smart savings through operational efficiencies.

Hundreds of Commvault customers have already benefited from these new capabilities during the Technology Preview phase, which started on December 15, 2022.

Harnessing the power of multi-cloud

Commvault PR 2023 carries new deep integrations to make it easier for customers to protect their data across Microsoft Azure, AWS Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Notably, Commvault worked closely with Microsoft to be the first data protection platform to support Azure Restore Points. While Azure has had incremental snapshot capabilities, this new integration allows for application consistency across disks, while reducing costs with the option to use more cost-efficient storage tiers for backups.

Commvault PR 2023 also introduces integration with Amazon FSx for NetApp which brings the same on-premises NetApp ONTAP policy-based protection to AWS. The new release also introduces support for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) infrequent access and combined storage tiers to help reduce costs for protecting customers’ cloud data.

Enhancing data security

An important aspect of data protection is to leverage data awareness to proactively alert IT teams when threats arise. Commvault PR 2023 introduces a new Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) connector that makes it easy to feed alerts, events, and audit data to other platforms through webhooks APIs or even syslog. Leveraging standard protocols ensures the company can work with almost any SIEM or event management system, giving security teams better visibility to anomalies and threats in their data.

Driving smart savings

New capabilities to use single region snapshots vs. multi-region snapshots for GCP can save 30% of that cost to backup resources. Sometimes improving cost is as simple as reducing the time it takes to protect applications. Commvault’s optimisations for Hadoop, leveraging snapdiff, can take what was hours long backup scans to just minutes thanks to the enhancements in how it scans for changed blocks.

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