CommVault, NetApp enters global OEM agreement

To help customers improve the speed, efficiency, and simplicity of their backup and recovery operations, CommVault has entered into a global OEM agreement with NetApp under which NetApp will integrate elements of CommVault’s Simpana 9 software with NetApp SnapShot and replication technology, under the NetApp SnapProtect brand.

NetApp SnapProtect software is based on an OEM version of Simpana software and close integration with NetApp SnapVault and SnapMirror transforms how companies can efficiently protect, manage and access enterprise data across all tiers of storage.

Under this expanded relationship between the two companies, NetApp will offer its NetApp SnapProtect branded software, a unique packaging of the Simpana snapshot copies, replication and tape management software, licensed on a per controller basis. SnapProtect software is designed specifically for customers that want to combine efficient, high-speed NetApp Snapshot technology and replication with tape in a single backup solution that accelerates and simplifies data protection.

Simpana customers will also benefit from this announcement because of the increased integration and management of NetApp Snapshot technologies within Simpana to accelerate and simplify the backup and recovery process.

In addition,NetApp SnapProtect management software will be sold through NetApp’s global direct sales force and distribution partners.

With this OEM agreement, NetApp joins a growing list of top-tier storage vendors that have partnered with CommVault, including Dell, Hitachi Data Systems, Bull and Fujitsu.