Companies Support Network Appliance Tape Backup Solutions

CommVault Systems, Inc. and Network Appliance, Inc. today announced that CommVault Galaxy(TM) software supports the Network Appliance(TM) FC Fabric Tape SAN Backup solution.

“This announcement underscores CommVault’s commitment to offering the industry’s most advanced software solutions for Network Appliance filers,” said Larry Cormier, vice president of marketing and business development, CommVault Systems. “This solution enables both companies to effectively address customer demand for complementary software and hardware technologies that unleash the full power of their data and storage management system infrastructures.”

According to CommVault, its Galaxy solution features advanced application integration, a unique interface, and storage policies that enable administrators to view data logically, rather than physically, to ensure easy, reliable data and storage management. The combination of the CommVault Galaxy software, Network Appliance filers, and SAN device support delivers a highly scalable data and storage management solution that is easy to deploy and manage, while less expensive to operate.

In related news, Syncsort today announced that Syncsort’s Backup Express(TM) supports the Network Appliance(TM) FC Fabric Tape SAN Backup solution.

According to the company, Syncsort’s Backup Express is an advanced, enterprise-wide backup and restore solution for UNIX(R), Windows NT(R)/2000 and NetWare operating systems. It also supports storage area networks (SANs), network-attached storage (NAS) and Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP).

In addition to Syncsort and CommVault Systems, Spectra Logic today announced that its enterprise-class automated tape libraries, the Spectra 12000 and Spectra 64000, support the Network Appliance FC Fabric Tape SAN Backup solution.

The entry-level Spectra 12000, which utilizes the Gator(TM) architecture, carries a storage capacity of 15.6 terabytes and up to 8 drives in only 24″ of rackmount space (14U). The high-end Spectra 64000 offers enterprise data management with a storage capacity over 80 terabytes and 32 tape drives in a single rackmount.

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