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Commvault tops and tails HyperScale backup appliance offer

Data protection specialist adds clustered high-end HS3300 backup appliance and the standalone Remote Office Appliance, pushing the HS1300 launched last year to mid range

Commvault has added two new backup appliances to its HyperScale offering.

The Commvault HyperScale HS330 is aimed at enterprises and service providers, and is a scale-out backup appliance that comes in a minimum of three nodes while the Commvault Remote Office Appliance is a standalone box aimed at remote offices and branch locations.

The HS3300 comes as three nodes, with erasure coding providing resilience between them and with capacities of 174TB or 262TB useable, based on the use of either 8TB or 12TB hard disk drives, with about 20TB of flash per three nodes for data deduplication indexing.

The Remote Office Appliance, meanwhile, comes as a single node with RAID data protection and is scale-up. In other words, it cannot be connected grid-like to other HyperScale appliances. Capacity is either 5TB useable or 15TB. The disks in both are the same and upgrade from the smaller capacity appliance is by software licence.

The two appliances can be run as appliance-only or be integrated with an existing Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery software deployment and can come as hardware-based appliances or be built from a software-only product.

“We had a lot of success with customers since the launch of the HyperScale HS1300 last year,” said Commvault solutions marketing director Phil Wandrei. “We found that larger customers wanted something bigger while others needed something they could deploy at smaller locations.”

Commvault’s appliances are built on Fujitsu server hardware with an underlying compute environment from virtualised Red Hat Linux and a scale-out file system provided by the Red Hat Gluster OS.

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The products provide customers with Commvault data protection software in an appliance form factor that can be scaled out grid-fashion to many nodes.

As with Commvault’s data protection platform, functionality includes the ability to back up and restore between on-premise and cloud environments, virtual and physical server backup, and includes tape as a target.

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