Consumers have enjoyed online backup for some time now thanks to services like Mozy and Carbonite, but enterprises still have their backups on-site, just physically separate from the data store. Now CommVault is offering online storage for data backups. Enterprise Storage Forum has all the details.
Storage management and backup software vendor CommVault (NASDAQ: CVLT) is giving its Simpana software new cloud storage capabilities.
CommVault’s integrated cloud storage connector lets customers move onsite backup and archive data in and out of private and public cloud storage without the need for scripting or cloud gateway appliances.
The data storage software vendor isn’t looking to join the growing list of online storage providers, however. Instead, the new feature simply lets users work with the likes of Amazon Web Services, EMC (NYSE: EMC) Atmos, Iron Mountain, Microsoft and Nirvanix.
The move comes despite persistent skepticism among enterprise storage users about cloud storage security, service levels, chain of custody and other issues, according to a recent Forrester study.