Commvault Announces New Enhancements In The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform

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  • Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform comes with Integrated Container Snapshots that provide point in time protection for stateful container workloads
  • Kubernetes has fast become the standard container infrastructure platform for application modernisation

Commvault has announced new enhancements in the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform for Kubernetes running in hybrid and multi-cloud environments. It said that Commvault’s new native API Kubernetes enhancements in the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform will provide customers the flexibility to develop and run new modern applications with encryption and third-party KMIP support for data security in any Kubernetes environment.

Kubernetes has fast become the standard container infrastructure platform for application modernisation. Businesses have to ensure the storage infrastructure supporting containerized workloads have an integrated solution for Kubernetes deployments. The infrastructure must integrate across all types of Kubernetes deployments (cloud-managed or self-managed) and deliver seamless migration, data protection, availability, and disaster recovery for the entirety of these containerized environments.

Phil Goodwin, research director, IDC said, “Companies are increasingly using Kubernetes for application modernization. With the new container features for Hedvig, focused on Kubernetes support, Commvault is enabling customers to speed DevOps and apply Commvault’s data management capabilities, such as migration and disaster recovery, to containerized environments. These updates to Hedvig make it an intelligent and comprehensive solution for Kubernetes.”

Integrated Container Snapshots

These enhancements offer the ability to protect, migrate, and use the data stored in Hedvig to speed the DevOps process and remove any cloud-managed or self-managed Kubernetes service barriers as per the company.

Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform comes with Integrated Container Snapshots that provide point in time protection for stateful container workloads. It also comes with Container Migration that delivers an efficient and intelligent data movement of unique changes across Hedvig storage clusters, on-prem to cloud, to support the DevOps process for new modern application development and enable HA/DR for Containerized workloads. The company said that it also has Integrated Policy Automation that enables granular control over the frequency of snapshot and migration operations and the targeted environment to which the data is intelligently sent.

Avinash Lakshman, chief storage strategist for Commvault said, “Kubernetes needs integrated software-defined solutions, especially as silos and fragmentation put data at risk. Cloud native applications are critical to the enterprise, and Hedvig for Containers hits that sweet spot of software-defined storage coupled with protection for containerized applications. We’re setting our enterprise customers up for success in both IT and DevOps roles. Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform allows users to manage and protect data where it lives, breaking down silos and reducing the complexity of data protection and management.”

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