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What’s that? FR 11.23 is here?! (Tech Preview)
Surprise, surprise, award season and red-carpet looks are not the only things to look forward to this quarter. FR 11.23 has something for everybody. Unveiling the Feature Release highlights in 3, 2, 1… Security Ransomware protection of DR BackupsKnow what Ashton Kutcher must’ve done to protect his Cheetos stash from his wife Mila Kunis? Trusted Commvault with his DR Cheetos collection. When Mila comes near his DR backup collection, the location gets locked automatically. So, when everything’s sabotaged, secretly knowing that your DR backups remain intact will make you look at the glass as half full. It’s a Commvault thing.If you know, you know. If you don’t, may I suggest that you watch the Cheetos super bowl commercial? Integration with CyberArkSure, one’d stand out when one admits that she doesn’t like Schitt’s Creek. It’s not funny. I would stop hurting you now. Do you want to school such people into liking the best show on planet earth (hey, your words not mine) or would you rather
Commvault On-Demand Learning Library: access is now free!Training
Our On-Demand Learning Library is now free and available to all Commvault customers and partners!Access our free library to improve your skills and learn from our master instructors and subject matter experts as they tackle everything from cloud storage, scaling for deduplication databases, best practices for data protection and recovery, and much more!Choose from short videos and articles to more in-depth, self-paced training modules. You can now access the library directly at https://commvaultondemand.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ODLL/overview. And if you have questions for our Enablement team about this library, feel free to ask them here.
Docker - End of Life Notice
Docker Change On Dec 15th 2020, Commvault released Feature Release 11.22 which represents the third software release to support protection of Docker containers that are managed by Kubernetes. Commvault also announced deprecation of the Docker Virtual Server Agent (VSA) What changed? Commvault has observed a significant shift from our customers and the containerization market in general towards orchestrated container platforms like Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP) and Kubernetes. As popularity for RHOCP and other Kubernetes distributions has grown, we have observed a reduction in demand for native Docker protection. In line with market trends, Commvault announced Deprecation and End-of-life for the Docker VSA functionality in Feature Release 11.22Deprecation and End-of-LifeVirtual Server Agent (VSA) Docker Support is EndingBeginning in Feature Release 11.23, you will not be able to create any VSA Docker clients. Existing clients will continue to function but will not r
We're upgrading your search experience
Hi folks,At Commvault we’re all thrilled to see the increased growth and engagement of the Commvault community which launched just over a year ago. We’re at over 7000 customer and partner registrations, and it’s been amazing to watch a revitalized community come together in a relative short span of time. The community is one of several initiatives to improve our overall customer experience, and today we’re announcing the next milestone in that journey.We’re upgrading the search experience on our self-help sites to help you get faster answers to your questions and solutions to your challenges. The new search experience uses advanced machine learning to provide relevant results from a range of sources. Over the coming months, the accuracy will continue to improve as the system begins to learn the terminology of our product and search patterns of our customers.The new search experience will federate information from 200,000 documentation pages and 14,000 community threads, replies and KB
Commvault Simplifies Customer Upgrades With New Feature Release CadenceNews
At Commvault, we are constantly looking for ways to solve hard data management challenges in the most elegant way. In reviewing our current quarterly feature release cadence and observing customer upgrade patterns, we have found an excellent opportunity to improve on the customer experience while continuing to innovate and extend our leadership position in the industry.As some of you might recall, about three years ago we introduced “Long-Term Support” (LTS) releases for our customers who wanted to remain on a supported release for a longer period of time. This option has proven to be very popular – in fact, most of our customers are currently using LTS releases today.Therefore, beginning this year, Commvault is moving from a 3-month to a 6-month release cadence, where new software releases will become available every six months instead of every quarter. Please note the following with respect to this change:Simpler customer upgrade experience: With this move to semi-annual releases, we
Cloud Backups & Managing Cloud CostsF.A.Q.
The topic of cloud backups and managing cloud costs is top of mind for all of us in 2022. Commvault has compiled an assortment of resources and articles around data management best practices related to managing cloud data at scale, reducing cloud costs, selecting the right cloud data backup solutions, and optimizing your enterprise data protection strategy.Check out the resources below, and if you have questions for our solutions experts or suggestions for related topics you’d like to see more of in the future, leave a note here. Top 10 Questions IT Leaders are Asking About Cloud Backups 10 Data Management Practices to Help You Reduce Cloud Costs Why Free Cloud Backup Isn’t Enough for Enterprise Data Commvault Tech Demo: Managing Cloud Data at Scale How to Find Cost Efficiency with Streamlined Data Protection 10 Times When Clouds Need More Than “Free” Backup CHS Inc. Saves Time and Money with Commvault Unlocking Business Value from your Hybrid Cloud Journey How Data Protection Helps
Commvault Connections21 - global hybrid data services eventEVENT
If you missed the live event on October 28... never fear, the replays are here!Commvault Connections21 keynotes and breakout sessions are now available to view on-demand. The premier data services event was broadcast live worldwide from Commvault headquarters on October 28, 2021. The event features keynotes for attendees around the world as well as breakout sessions, product demos, and networking activities focused on how IT professionals can accelerate their cloud journeys and digital transformation while mitigating the risk of data sprawl, fragmentation, and relentless security threats.Visit the Connections21 site for more info and to view recordings on demand. Join the online CONNECTIONS conversation using the official event hashtag #CVConnections21 and following @Commvault on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.
Techniques to Create an Immutable Platform: Tech Talk (On-Demand)Webinar
Don’t miss our recent Tech Talk on Essential Techniques to Create an Immutable Platform, now available on demand. Commvault’s Kevin Zawodzinski, Vice President, Sales Engineering – Americas and Pavan Bedadala, Sr. Director, Product Management share an in-depth discussion of Commvault’s data protection solutions and creating a layered approach to provide multiple lines of defense for a truly immutable architecture.View the recording on-demand here. As always, feel free to ask your questions on this topic here in the community!
Disaster Recovery solutions: we need your input!Survey
The Commvault Disaster Recovery Products team is gathering input from our customers and partners about your existing Disaster Recovery plan and/or future plans and requirements for implementing a DR solution. Please take a few minutes to complete the brief survey here. Your feedback will help us to optimize the Commvault Disaster Recovery solution and prioritize new features.Thank you for your help, and as always feel free to ask any questions here in the community!
Join us for the Connections on the Road event series - EMEA & APJ stops in 2023!Events
We’re continuing the global Connections on the Road series in EMEA and Asia Pacific in 2023. Join us for the industry’s premier data services event in a city near you. Find out more and register here.These events will bring together experts to help drive your data protection, data security, and data compliance programs while providing opportunities to meet with your colleagues in your city. Whether you want to learn about the latest ransomware mitigation technologies, accelerate your digital transformation efforts, or network in person with local Commvault experts, sales engineers, partners, and your peers, Connections on the Road is the place to be.
Get your badge on! New digital badges for Commvault certificationsNews
We are making it easier to share and celebrate your Commvault certification credentials across social media platforms, websites, emails, and resumes!We’re excited to announce that Commvault has partnered with Credly, a leading digital badge platform that helps learners showcase their verified knowledge, skills, and abilities to their entire online network.Read more in our blog post with the full announcement.For our customers and partners with current Commvault certifications, your badges will be issued this week. Make sure to watch for a welcome email from Credly so you can create your account there and start sharing your digital badges. Over the next few weeks, our community team will also start uploading badges to members’ community profiles so these achievements are reflected here as well. An important change to note related to our top-level certification, formerly known as the Commvault Master. This elite level is now Commvault Expert, and those badges will reflect the new name. C
Mitigate the Risks of Ransomware (now On-Demand panel with industry experts)Webinar
Join Commvault for an on-demand panel discussion with industry experts covering insights and real-life examples around the current state of play in cybersecurity and how to protect and recover your data against ransomware. Get details and view the recording here.The virtual panel discussion took place and was recorded on September 15, 2021.The exclusive session features:Bill Mew, data privacy campaigner and founder of The Crisis Team Iain Patterson, former CIO of the London 2012 Olympics and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) John Gallagher, Senior Manager, Global Enterprise IT at Syncreon Mark Jow, Vice President – Sales Engineering – EMEA at CommvaultWatch now at https://www.commvault.com/webinars/reckoning-on-ransomware.
Anomaly Detection Tech Talk (Ransomware) - now on-demand!Webinar
Early detection of unusual behavior within your data is critical to speed your response to contain and remediate cyberattacks. Join Commvault experts for our next Tech Talk on combating ransomware with anomaly detection.This Tech Talk session is available on-demand and covers:Why anomaly detection is an important aspect of ransomware readiness Understanding when the anomaly detection occurs in your data management process Considerations for who is notified of detected anomalies Steps can you take today to implement anomaly detection How Commvault performs anomaly detectionFind more details here.As always, feel free to reply here with questions for our team about this topic or suggestions for future Tech Talk topics.
11.25 Key Feature Review webcasts now on-demandTraining
The quarterly Key Feature Review for FR25 is now on-demand!See the recordings here. Many exciting topics are covered, including changes to the Commvault Command Center, enhancements to the cloud and virtualization suite of agents, and new security features! You can also get an overview from the Feature Release 11.25 Newsletter from the Commvault documentation.Check it out today!
Zero-Trust TECH TALK (on-demand)Webinar
Zero-Trust isn’t about a bad relationship. Zero-trust is a valuable component of a multilayered security framework. Commvault experts Kevin Zawodzinski, Vice President, Sales Engineering – Americas and David Cunningham @DMCVault, Sr. Product Manager, discussed Commvault’s zero-trust approach on a recent Tech Talk. Commvault’s zero-trust approach is a simple yet comprehensive architecture that includes:Multifactor authentication for advanced login security Integration with secured third-party LDAP-based directory services Fine-grained authorization to control the access level Accounting of user access and actions through reports and alerting Integration with industry-leading Privileged Access Management platforms such as CyberArk.Get more details and watch it here. Feel free to reply here with questions.
Protect your Microsoft Office 365 DataF.A.Q.
While many may assume the native data protection in Office 365 is serving their backup and retention needs, there are limitations that can put your business’s data at risk. Fortunately, there are ways to safeguard and enhance your Office 365 data through our SaaS data management solution for backup, recovery and extended retention. Commvault has compiled a collection of resources around protecting, retaining, and optimizing your Microsoft Office 365 data. Check out the collection, and as always feel free to post your questions here in the community.Protecting your Microsoft Office 365 Data eBook The Imperative for Office 365 Data Protection and the “Shared Responsibility” Model A Multi-Layered Approach to Securing Critical Office 365 Workloads Metallic™ Office 365 TCO Case Study: Dialog DCIG Solution Profile: Office 365 Online SaaS Backup Solutions Commvault Complete Customers: Loyalty Program Protecting your Microsoft Office 365 Data eBookYour organization’s Office 365 data is preciou
Metallic® ThreatWise™ General Availability & Data Security Enhancements in Commvault Platform Release 2022ENews
Read up on the latest innovations from Commvault in enhancing data security in this new blog post from Ranga Rajagopalan, SVP, Products at Commvault. Ranga shares a deeper look into how the recently released Commvault Platform Release 2022E helps our customers better protect their data. Find details on the general availability of Metallic® ThreatWise™, an early warning system that proactively surfaces unknown and zero-day threats to minimize compromised data and business impact, in our announcement here. Stay tuned for future product updates and deep-dives into the 2022E release. Be sure to join us at Connections 22 for more!
Ransomware Recovery & The Need for Better Data Security
The need for data protection is at its highest as data is more vulnerable than it has even been. Every business has different amounts of data that are used for different reasons. Anything can happen to valuable data through ransomware and cyber attack. To prepare, Commvault has compiled an assortment of resources and articles around data protection best practices. Check out the resources below, and if you have questions for our solutions experts or suggestions for related topics you’d like to see more of in the future, leave a note here.Keeping Your Business Safe From Ransomware 5 Lessons Learned from Ransomware Attacks The Multi-Layered Approach to Ransomware Protection and Recovery Your Compass to Better Data Security with the Commvault Security Health Assessment Dashboard Commvault Security Health Assessment Dashboard Keeping Your Business Safe From Ransomware Just because your organization has not experienced a ransomware attack does not mean it never will. A ransomware attack is
Join us for the Commvault Connections 22 global virtual event!Global Event
Innovate with Confidence Join us November 2 - 3 for Commvault Connections 2022. A truly global event, Connections 22 includes keynotes, a customer panel, innovation roadmap and technical sessions with experts and partners to help you accelerate your business transformations and go on offense to halt ransomware attacks and other threats. We’re also excited to announce our inaugural Customer Innovation Awards showcasing cutting-edge use of cloud data management!Click here to get all the details on agenda, schedule, and register today. Join us from the region and time that is best for you: Americas: November 2nd at 11:00 AM EDT EMEA: November 3rd at 9:00 AM GMT APJ: November 3rd at 11:30 AM SGT Be sure to follow @Commvault on Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest updates leading up to the events, and tag #CVConnections22 to join the conversation.
Feature Release 11.26 - read about new features to fortify ransomware securityFeature Release
With ransomware and other cyber threats being headline news around the globe, Commvault Feature Release 11.26 includes numerous security enhancements to our best-in-class Intelligent Data Management Platform that help to harden infrastructure against attack and enhance recoverability.Read the blog here to get all the details on Feature Release 11.26.
Feature Release 11.22: Key Feature Review videos available on-demandtraining
The Key Feature Review video library for Release 11.22 is available for on-demand viewing. These recordings from our quarterly webcast series are designed to walk you through the latest feature updates and are free to all Commvault audiences.Each Key Feature Review provides a technical focus on enhancements delivered in the latest software release, along with other honorable mentions. Segments covered in the Feature Release 11.22 series include:Core Technology Updates Commvault Activate™ Commvault Command Center™ Database Applications Cloud and Virtualization SaaS Applications Hedvig Disaster RecoveryWatch these brief video segments through our Education Services On-Demand Learning Library.The upcoming series for Feature Release 11.23 should be available in May. We’ll share more updates soon.Level-up, today!
11.26 Key Feature Review is now on-demand
The quarterly Key Feature Review for Feature Release 11.26 is now on-demand! There are three different sessions, which can be enjoyed at your leisure. See the recordings here. Use this opportunity to learn about the general Commvault changes along with updates and new features on Data Protection, Security, Storage, Data Intelligence, Disaster Recovery, and even Metallic!
So long, farewell.....
Fellow community members, Today is my last working day at Commvault, and I wanted to leave you all with a message of my appreciation and gratitude. 2 years ago, we were just about to launch an extremely ambitious project: a new and improved Commvault community. Our previous community never received much attention, so our expectations were a bit tempered. When the community launched, we could not have been happier! Fast forward 2 years and we have over 9000 members, with over 4000 topics! I'm beyond proud of everything we have all built together. Our world grows smaller every day. I have no doubt that this won't be the last time we speak with each other (there's always LinkedIn :-)). Keep helping each other and growing together. This community's best days are still ahead! Forever grateful,Mike
Data Privacy 2023 - Essential Reading and Viewing from CommvaultBlog
What started as Data Privacy Day in 2007 has now evolved into a full Data Privacy Week as data privacy continues to grow in importance. To celebrate Data Privacy throughout 2023, we have assembled a series of expert panels and blogs to help our customers, partners, and ecosystem to understand and prepare for increasingly demanding data privacy and management regulations. It’s (always) a good time to familiarize yourself with some of the new developments worldwide. Data Privacy (Week) Best Practices: An Expert PanelWe brought together three opinion leaders to discuss the key data privacy challenges that face businesses around the world and how to overcome them. Bill Mew, Data Privacy Champion and CEO of the Crisis Team is joined by Jakub Lewandowski – Global Data Governance Officer, Commvault and Thomas Bryant – Product Marketing Director, Commvault to discuss industry trends and best practices. View the conversation here> 5 Essential Data Privacy Regulations for Businesses to Know i
Commvault Platform Release 2023 customer webinar (on-demand)Product Update
You can now view on-demand our customer webinar introducing Commvault Platform Release 2023 (CPR2023). Thomas Bryant, Director of Product Marketing and Sudha Iyer, Principal Product Manager, share the key innovations in the release, including stronger data security and protection, expanded support for hybrid and multi-Cloud environments, and improvements to help drive smart cost savings. Get details and view the webinar here.You can also find out more about CPR2023 today in the Platform Release section of the Community (for customers and partners) or Ranga’s blog post. As always, we welcome questions and feedback here in the community.
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