As data storage has evolved over the last 50 years one thing has stayed the same - it is all about price and performance. From the advent of removable tape to disk to optical to the cloud there has always been the promise of the next best storage solution. I am personally still waiting to store my data on holographic storage. Through the years, however, the process of backup and recovery has remained pretty consistent. Key technologies like snapshots have helped with the overall protection of the data, not to mention maximizing performance and minimizing costs. But these were designed without backup, and more importantly, recovery in mind. By combining the policies and processes of hardware-based Snapshot copies and traditional backup, I can truly say that NetApp and CommVault have redefined data protection with SnapProtect® technology. Gone are the days of long backup windows that hogged expensive server and application resources. NetApp SnapProtect management software provides the best of instantaneous, non-disruptive Snapshot copies and traditional cataloged application aware recovery.
SnapProtect software manages NetApp Snapshot and replication technologies providing a single solution for virtual and physical environments. In fact, NetApp and CommVault demonstrated the protection of 500 VMs in less than 30 minutes. NetApp SnapProtect software can reduce backup windows by up to 98% while completing restores in a matter of minutes, not hours. As a single solution for all applications, SnapProtect software sets itself apart from other technologies because it focuses on the core tenancies of what a successful data protection strategy really is – readily available access to the data needed for recovery at the click of a button from any tier of storage. Whether this is a full system, VM, or individual file, SnapProtect software catalogs and indexes the data across disk and tape providing easier search, discovery, and granular recovery.
Instant protection, management, and recovery! Does it get any better than this? Well, maybe if we could only use it on holographic storage.