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Also new with Simpana 9 is the ability to leverage CommVault's SnapProtect snapshot technology for quick protection and recovery of virtual machines, said Mark Conley, senior director of Americas channels for the vendor.
SnapProtect can now create snapshot copies of physical and virtual arrays, including their operating system and applications, and store them in a storage array for use in quickly recovering a production server, Conley said.
"This lets us mount virtual machines quickly," he said. "At VMworld, we demonstrated the technology with 500 guests running on an IBM XIV array. We showed how we could snap and protect all 500 guests in 17 minutes."
The new SnapProtect feature helps solution providers bring data protection to wherever customers are, including the cloud, Conley said.
"This allows partners to bridge the gap between physical, virtual, and cloud environments," he said. "Customers can include clouds like those from EMC Atmos, Rackspace, and others as a drop-down option for storage."
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