Commvault Customers Can Add ExaGrid to Improve the Storage Economics of their Backup Environments
Intelligent Hyperconverged Storage for Backup requires close integration between the backup software and the backup storage. Together, Commvault and ExaGrid provide a cost-effective hyperconverged backup solution that scales to meet the needs of demanding enterprise environments. ExaGrid improves the storage economics of Commvault environments by working with Commvault deduplication on to provide up to 20:1 reduction in storage consumption – a 3X storage savings over using Commvault deduplication alone. This combination dramatically lowers the cost of onsite and offsite backup storage.
Commvault Deduplication On
Commvault deduplicated data can be sent to ExaGrid appliances for further deduplication. ExaGrid takes the average 6:1 Commvault deduplication ratio up to 20:1 which reduces the storage footprint by 300%. This greatly reduces the cost of the backup storage while allowing no change to the current Commvault configuration. ExaGrid can replicate the 20:1 deduplicated data to a second site for offsite long-term retention and disaster recovery. The additional deduplication saves WAN bandwidth in addition to saving storage at both sites.
Advantages to using Commvault deduplication include:
- Support for Commvault data management
- Less traffic from the client across the LAN for client-side deduplication as well as from the media agent to the storage for client-side deduplication
Advantages of using ExaGrid deduplication with Commvault deduplication include:
- Save onsite and offsite storage and associated costs
- Use less WAN bandwidth
- No change to Commvault configuration
- Can work with DASH Fulls
- Can work alongside DASH Copy
ExaGrid and Commvault
White Paper: Pure Storage, Commvault, and ExaGrid
Efficient disk-based backup requires close integration between the backup software and the disk device. That is the advantage delivered by the partnership between Commvault and ExaGrid. Together, Commvault and ExaGrid provide a cost-effective disk-based backup solution that scales to meet the needs of demanding enterprise environments.