2degrees has deployed Commvault’s HyperScale data storage software as part of an upgrade to its data protection and management infrastructure.
Commvault HyperScale is software that can be implemented on a hardware platform of the user’s choice in a reference architecture approach. It is also available as the Commvault HyperScale Appliance, a turnkey appliance built, sold and supported by Commvault. Commvault says it “provides customers deployment flexibility, on-premises simplicity, elasticity, resiliency and scale for managing secondary data.”
2degrees is running Commvault HyperScale on HPE hardware. It was already using Commvault’s data protection products but says it needed a more holistic approach to its data management strategy.
“Together with HPE’s high-density Apollo storage, Commvault HyperScale is helping 2degrees better scale and meet its growing data requirements as it seeks to modernise its environment.”
2degrees’ head of IT, Chris Hall said that, prior to deploying Commvault HyperScale, 2degrees had spent a lot of time managing the ageing hardware in its traditional backup system. “It was complex and not easily scalable for a growing business,” Hall said.
“The new Commvault HyperScale solution reduces the complexity of the data protection environment and allows us to support multiple environments such as on-premise and the cloud. The deployment supports our data management strategy as we transform to meet the demands of operating in the digital age and allows us to utilise our data assets more effectively.”
Commvault HyperScale was launched in the US in October 2017 and debuted by Commvault in New Zealand a month later, with Commvault saying it provided a solution for companies stuck with the problems created by complex and costly legacy IT infrastructure, and empowered them with “scale-out capabilities for simple, flexible, and resilient management of secondary data.”
Commvault said approximately 70 percent of customer data is consumed as a secondary copy, and said its HyperScale products were able to meet the increasing demands of the secondary storage market by delivering customers “a unified, modern data protection and management platform that delivers cloud-like services on-premises.”