CommVault expands services to Rackspace to power managed backup services

CommVault has extended its relationship with Rackspace Hosting to improve managed backup services based on the latest enhancements in Simpana 10.

April 23, 2014

CommVault has announced that it has extended its relationship with Rackspace Hosting, the open cloud company, to improve managed backup services based on the latest enhancements in Simpana 10.

Powered by Simpana software, the Rackspace Managed Backup service helps customers reduce risk and provides peace of mind by enabling customers to back up their data for rapid recovery in the event of an outage or data loss. The flexibility of the Simpana platform allows Rackspace to offer a range of options, helping customers with their specific data backup needs.

Through their collaborative efforts, the companies have worked closely to enhance Rackspace’s services capabilities and the Simpana 10 platform itself. Several of the newest features found in Simpana software, including workflow automation and global reporting, were developed as a result of this collaboration and are now part of Simpana 10.

“We work closely with our partners to quickly and effectively deliver new data and information management services that provide long term strategic value both to ourselves and our service provider partners,” says Alan G. Bunte, executive vice president and chief operating officer, CommVault. “Our relationship with Rackspace is a perfect example of how CommVault collaborates with a broad ecosystem of global providers to help more customers rapidly adopt modern data information management for improved costs and agility.”

“CommVault has made some important changes in Simpana 10 that will help us scale with our customers and their business needs as they grow,” says Tim Symchych, senior director of supply chain operations at Rackspace. “We back up approximately 66 petabytes of customer data per month using Simpana software and CommVault has become a trusted advisor.”

CommVault certified for the Rackspace Private Cloud
Customers looking to move IT operations and applications into the cloud depend on service providers to help them migrate, manage and protect their cloud infrastructures. CommVault has worked with Rackspace to effectively deliver Managed Backup Services powered by Simpana software across geographies, vertical industries and offerings.

In support of this effort, Simpana 10 recently achieved Rackspace Private Cloud Certification Status. This designation indicates, after a comprehensive testing and validation process, Simpana software has achieved readiness within Rackspace OpenStack-based Private Cloud Software v2.0, giving customers yet another way to take advantage of the efficiencies of cloud-based infrastructures. Rackspace Private Cloud powered by OpenStack enables the creation of virtual instances that can be used to run any kind of application and, in combination with Simpana software, those virtual machines are capable of file-level backup and recovery of data inside individual instances.

Helping service providers get to market faster
CommVault has for years invested in a provider partner strategy and software enhancements that extend holistic data management to the cloud to address growing customer demand for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). CommVault Simpana software provides a single platform approach that can support a full suite of service offerings across backup, archive, disaster recovery, and search.

Organisations that join the CommVault Service Provider Program can accelerate time to revenue with Simpana software. To deliver flexibility, scalability and operational efficiency for both partners and end users, CommVault has designed Simpana software to be the most open cloud data management platform available in the market today. CommVault’s technology is integrated across a comprehensive range of storage technologies, cloud infrastructure platforms, Operating Systems (OS), hypervisors and enterprise applications – providing consistent management and reporting tools, and an enterprise-wide view into data, across heterogeneous environments through a single platform.