Commvault has announced ScaleProtectTM with Cisco UCS, a scale-out data protection solution combining Commvault HyperScale Software with Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS). ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS provides enterprises a single, integrated solution that delivers infrastructure simplicity, elasticity, resiliency, flexibility and scale for managing secondary data, while replacing legacy back-up tools with a modern cloud-enabled data management solution. With 45% to 60% of today’s data consumed by secondary workloads according to a report by IDC, enterprises face increasing demand to find new value in secondary storage as a means to drive key business and IT transformation initiatives, while keeping costs within control and maintaining visibility into their data. ScaleProtect  with Cisco UCS supports this environment by providing a unified, modern data protection and management platform that delivers cloud-like services on-premises. The solution also enables enterprises to eliminate costly existing point solutions that do not scale and lack visibility into secondary data.”Unprecedented data growth, multi-cloud complexity, fragmented backup silos, sprawling applications, regulatory compliance, and the need for analytics continue to pressure companies,” says Archana Venkatraman, research manager at IDC. “Many organisations are finding that multiple, point-based data management tools are adding to complexities affecting storage performance, efficiency, and costs. Consolidating all secondary storage workloads (from backup to test and development) in a scale-out infrastructure, with converged data protection, native cloud integration, and automated DR capabilities can bring real benefits to organisations and make data a business enabler.”The new announcement builds upon the recent launch of Commvault HyperScale Technology, two powerful, cloud-ready data infrastructure offerings — an all-in-one appliance and a reference architecture model — that provide customers with a new level of management simplicity and scale for managing secondary data on premises. As the first solution launched as a Commvault HyperScale ™ Software reference architecture, ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS delivers these benefits as well as seamless integration with storage arrays, hypervisors, applications and the full range of cloud provider solutions to support the most diverse and dynamic enterprise and hybrid cloud environments.”The combination of Cisco and Commvault continue to deliver world class Data Protection solutions to our customers leveraging our extensive Data Centre Portfolio,” says Satinder Sethi, vice-president: unified computing system and datacentre solutions at Cisco. “For the new Commvault ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS solution, Cisco brings a proven Fabric Based Data Centre architecture and turn key management that has delivered exceptional value to our customers and partners in their data centre modernisation journey.” ScaleProtect  with Cisco UCS is available to customers through the Cisco SolutionsPlus program and will be available directly from Cisco’s Global Price List.It offers the following benefits and capabilities: * Agility, resiliency and availability of data and applications, both on-premises and in the cloud;* Setup, management and upgrade simplicity;* Commvault Data Platform’s high availability and disaster recovery capabilities, including simply powerful automation, orchestration and self-service;* Powerful new scale-out infrastructure combined with data management and protection, enabling systems consolidation and elimination of point-product solution silos;* Modular scalability to grow with the needs of the business, including non-disruptive capacity and performance expansion;* Built-in resiliency (erasure-coding with no single point of failure);* Streamlined support, centralised patch management, and active monitoring;* Better TCO versus legacy scale-up solutions with lower procurement cost & operational overhead; and* Scale-out capacity that can start small and scale to PetaBytes seamlessly.”We are excited that the industry leader in data centre infrastructure and the industry leader in data protection have worked together to create a solution that delivers a new level of simplicity, elasticity, resiliency, flexibility and scale for managing secondary data,” says Robert Hammer, chairman, president and CEO of Commvault. “ScaleProtect with UCS, the powerful combination of Commvault HyperScale Technology and the computing and networking power of Cisco UCS, provides unparalleled performance and cost effectiveness for a range of use cases, including data centre consolidation, infrastructure modernisation, digital transformation, growing multiple location footprints, and business-critical application and dev/test performance.”