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Commvault Simpana available through Workgroup


Following the recent announcement that it had secured the distribution rights to the range in South Africa, local distributor, Workgroup, has announced the immediate availability of Commvault's Simpana software offering.

Simpana is a single product with built in application modules that effectively address data protection, archiving, replication, resource management and search-all functionalities – all from a single code base and platform.
This is according to Stephen Moore, Commvault product manager at Workgroup who says that Simpana incorporates an efficient and scalable design that quite literally changes the way information is protected, archived, managed and accessed.
"Simpana provides reliable, efficient backup and recovery for file systems, applications and database systems," says Moore. "It reduces the burden on administrative teams by automating tasks using policies, unifying the backup and restore process for all types of data, and by building in point-and click reporting further reducing the need for additional storage devices and reducing tape costs."
The solution allows for archiving of data from file systems, NAS, Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino messaging systems as well as Microsoft SharePoint systems straight to secondary storage, which can span disk and tape.
This way Simpana controls data growth, decreases storage spending and enabling electronic discovery and compliance but can also scale to millions of files and messages.
Simpana protects critical applications and remote office data with snapshots and real-time replication abilities. It also allows for the management of hardware-based snapshots as part of the data management process and improves disaster recovery options by replicating data over networks as and when it is created, says Moore.
"The user friendly Web Interface provides users with intuitive, direct access to their desktop data and enables them to perform self-serve recovery of backup and archived data copies," he says. "Simpana also incorporates 'super' search, which enables users to find any data in the CommCell deployment with a single search process, across both sites and systems."
This module provides historical and trend analysis reporting across all data, primary and secondary, on a world wide basis. This enables accurate cost-accounting and monitoring across divisions, geographies and applications.
"The result of this high level of integration and design is singular efficiency, flexibility and scalability in one package," he adds. "Best of all, Simpana is versatile, fitting in snugly with Workgroup's overall ethic of offering a most diverse range of software offerings as possible to its channel."