Commvault appliance lineup expands by two

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Commvault expanded its data protection appliance strategy with two new hardware models this week at its annual user conference.

The appliances launched at Commvault Go extend the vendor’s data protection and management capabilities to enterprises, managed service providers (MSPs) and remote offices. All devices run Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery, the vendor’s flagship data management and protection software.

Commvault began integrating its backup software onto appliances in 2017, after years of resisting selling hardware. The integrated Commvault appliance competes with the likes of Veritas NetBackup appliances and scale-out secondary storage platforms from relative newcomers Rubrik and Cohesity.

The Commvault HyperScale HS3300 is similar to the currently available HS1300, which targets midsize businesses and starts at 29 TB. The Commvault HS3300 stores between 174 TB and 262 TB of useable storage, making it suited for enterprises and MSPs with larger workloads.

The other new Commvault appliance, the Remote Office Appliance, scales down. This appliance has between 5 TB and 15 TB of capacity for remote or branch offices. While they would store data locally, these devices could be managed remotely as part of a larger data ecosystem.

The Commvault Remote Office Appliance is available immediately, while the HyperScale HS3300 is expected to be available in December 2018.

Render of Commvault HyperScale HS3300
The Commvault HyperScale HS3300 is designed for enterprise workloads.

Customers wanted more appliance choices

After years of resisting integrated appliances, Commvault is now doubling down on the HyperScale platform. Phil Goodwin, research director at IDC, said he believes the reason for the expansions to the Commvault appliance portfolio can be traced back to backup software market leader Veritas’ similar move.

“It’s a convenient consumption model for the consumer,” Goodwin said of Veritas’ move into integrated appliances. “Everything is already configured, it’s loaded, [and] it’s ready to go. It’s the closest you can get to plug-and-play for a backup product. For Commvault, I think it’s really a similar thing.”

[Customers are] really looking to simplify their environment. This appliance is a step in that direction, where you’re eliminating some of that complexity of having to deal with separate components.
Phil Wandreidirector of solutions at Commvault

Now, with the Commvault appliance additions, the vendor is positioned to take on the other enterprise data management leaders with its scale-out model.

“The HyperScale is more aimed specifically at Rubrik and Cohesity as a hyper-converged implementation,” Goodwin said. “Rubrik and Cohesity are very successful in the marketplace, so vendors are naturally moving into that space to capture some of that growth.”

Phil Wandrei, director of solutions marketing at Commvault, based in Tinton Falls, N.J., said since the first Commvault appliance was deployed a year ago, there has been customer demand for a wider range of sizes.

“The common piece of feedback that we got from customers was they wanted more appliances,” he said. “Specifically, they wanted a larger appliance and a smaller one.”

Before the first HyperScale appliance was released, Commvault sold software, and customers provided their own hardware backup targets. The integrated appliances enable one-stop shopping.

“They’re really looking to simplify their environment,” Wandrei said of Commvault customers. “This appliance is a step in that direction, where you’re eliminating some of that complexity of having to deal with separate components.”

For Sale – Or Trade – 27″ iMac (Late 2012 Boxed) & HTPC

I am selling both my 27″ iMac (Late 2012) and HTPC the specs are:

27″ iMac

27″ Screen
Intel Core i5 3.2GHZ
32GBS RAM
1TB HDD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX 1GB RAM

The original keyboard and mouse are included and in excellent condition, the iMac has barely been used over the years as I would always end up using my MacBook air out of convenience.

The original box is in great condition and I have included an external blu-ray drive as well.

£850

HTPC

Windows 10 Pro
Intel Core i3-4160 – 3.6GHZ
8GBS RAM
120GB SSD
1TB HDD
Slim line DVD drive
TBS 6281 TV Dual Tuner Card
Silverstone Case
Microsoft Xbox controller
Logitech Keyboard and touchpad
Pulse Eight USB – CEC adaptor (control the media software with your tv remote)
TP Link AC1200 Wifi Adaptor

I have reset windows to remove all my files etc, I used this as our main media centre for the past 3 years flawlessly. I used Kodi as the main software which booted automatically, and mediaportal as the freeview client which worked perfectly. These will need to be reinstalled but are all free and there is a great Kodi / Mediaportal guide on these forums.

£320

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SevOne and Versa Networks join forces for SD-WAN monitoring

Boston-based SevOne Inc. announced this week a partnership with Versa Networks to extend its software-defined WAN monitoring capabilities to Versa’s Secure Cloud IP Platform.

With SevOne’s SD-WAN monitoring update, Versa SD-WAN customers will gain real-time and historical visibility into their networks, so they can keep track of their cloud-based network services and applications, according to a SevOne statement.

SevOne’s SD-WAN monitoring service helps enterprises and managed service providers reduce or eliminate network management and monitoring risks when deploying SD-WANs in their network infrastructures. SevOne collects data from Versa SD-WAN controllers and devices, so operations and engineering teams can do the following:

  • understand and report on site-to-site performance;
  • visualize transmitted traffic’s assigned path and class and ensure proper policy configuration;
  • use custom dashboards and key performance indicators that align with specific organizational roles in infrastructure;
  • follow end-to-end application performance during service transitions;
  • monitor and manage existing MPLS environments and SD-WAN developments in a single manner; and
  • plan for new SD-WAN monitoring policies with historical data and analytics.

SevOne’s SD-WAN monitoring support for Versa’s Cloud IP Platform is available now.

HPE reveals joint cloud services platform with Microsoft

Hewlett Packed Enterprise (HPE) announced this week five hybrid cloud services it developed with Microsoft to provide SMBs with essential hybrid cloud tools and simpler setup. HPE also unveiled two new servers built specifically for smaller enterprises.

HPE’s new hybrid cloud offerings are Hybrid File and Backup, Hybrid Web Hosting, Hybrid Virtualization, Hybrid Development and Test, and Hybrid Database. The services aim to improve enterprise productivity and reduce the need for in-house expertise by providing simplified deployment capabilities, the company said in a statement. Each offering works with the new HPE servers: ProLiant DL20 and ML30 Gen10.

The HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen10 server is designed for space-constrained environments. It supports a range of Intel processor choices and storage capacity options to provide better flexibility and performance, HPE said. The HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen10 Server supports core business applications and is well-suited to meet specific application or performance goals.

HPE also introduced HPE Rapid Setup Software, which includes a guided installation process to save customers time during system installation and configuration.

HPE unveiled its new offerings during the SpiceWorld 2018 conference in Austin, Texas.

Aerohive brings cloud management to A3 service

Aerohive Networks, a cloud networking provider, has updated its A3 secure access management services with cloud management.

The A3 service was originally released in May 2018 as an on-premises service, but it now integrates with microservices cloud management architecture using Kubernetes containers, Aerohive said in a statement.

A3 offers cloud-based monitoring for all customer sites and allows full lifecycle management of access network infrastructure components, such as access points, routers and switches. The update also includes secure access management and network access control through a single management console. On-site enforcement nodes take on localized tasks, such as device onboarding and access control enforcement, Aerohive said.

Updated features also include an automated and GUI-based configuration process, which enables a complete A3 platform cluster setup in six clicks, the company said. A3 cloud management supports integration with any network, and it is available now at no additional charge to A3 customers.

For Sale – Asrock Deskmini Mini PC, G4600, 2x4gb Ram, 120gb SSD

Decided to sell HTPC as want to go other routes. Mint condtion, boxes, warranty.

This little PC is very powerful and can be easily used as main PC, obviously perfect for HTPC. All drivers/updates/bios are installed.
In case you don’t know, g4600 is basically 99% of i3 7100.
There is 2 x 2.5″ hdd/ssd slot and 1 x m.2 2280 but it has to be pci-e.

Asrock Deskmini
G4600 with intel stock cooler
2x4gb 2133Mhz Samsung DDR4
120gb Kingston A400 SSD
Intel AC WIFI card with antennas
Windows 10 Pro

Price and currency: 210
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