CommVault Simpana 7.0 software suite broadens replication offering

The expanded application and platform support now includes Oracle and Microsoft data and applications, as well as Windows, UNIX and Linux operating systems

CommVault has announced the newest version of the CommVault Continuous Data Replicator (CDR). One of five core modules that comprise the CommVault Simpana 7.0 software suite, CDR leverages CommVault's uniquely singular approach to data management and centralizes remote office data, provides disaster recovery and offers higher levels of availability. By creating a more efficient process for replicating data, the CDR enables significant cost efficiencies for IT administrators, supporting host-based replication across Windows, AIX, UNIX, Red Hat and SuSE Linux platforms, as well as improved recoverability of Oracle and Microsoft applications.

The CDR delivers Continuous Data Protection (near-CDP) for heterogeneous environments, as well as expanded support for Oracle and the latest releases of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005, including Exchange Server 2007 Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR) and 64-bit platforms and applications. Inherent application awareness ensures application consistency for the recovery process. As part of the CommVault Simpana software suite, CDR can be centrally managed along with CommVault Galaxy Data Protection and CommVault Archive from a single unified console. CDR simplifies operations by enabling users to centralize and holistically view all their remote clients' data and manage it alongside backup and archive data from a single interface. This allows users to leverage or extend existing policies, search across backup copies y and use unified enterprise-wide reporting to easily track operations.

In addition, CommVault CDR enables:

  • Centralized remote office data — delivers continuous replication of Windows, UNIX and Linux data. CDR establishes a fan-in, many-to-one configuration, where multiple remote office locations replicate to a central site.
  • Enhanced disaster recovery — enables off-site protection by creating a consistent replica of data at a remote location as it is written to disk at the production site.
  • Improved recovery service levels — improves recovery times and helps meet stringent recovery point objectives. CDR's continuous replicas and recovery point snapshots quickly and reliably recover remote file system data and databases.

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