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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Our Key Feature Review videos for 11.24 are now on-demand. This Key Feature Review webcast series is free to all Commvault® customers and partners. It provides a technical focus on enhancements delivered in the latest software release, along with other honorable mentions - all in about an hour. This is a good chance to ask our expert panelists questions about the new release too. View them in our on-demand learning library, and as always feel free to post any questions here in the Community. Level-up, today!
Commvault simplifies hybrid cloud disaster recovery with sub-minute recovery SLAs for enterprise workloads
Commvault Disaster Recovery supports recovery automation with continuous replication for VMware workloads.New updates enhance ransomware protection and business continuity capabilitiesTinton Falls, N.J. – December 2, 2020 – Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a recognized global leader in the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, today announced enhanced capabilities for its Commvault® Disaster Recovery solution. Commvault Disaster Recovery now supports recovery automation with continuous replication for VMware workloads. Additionally, Commvault Disaster Recovery supports orchestration to, from and between on-premises, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS).Commvault Disaster Recovery offers easy-to-use, scalable replication and disaster recovery automation through a single extensible platform with an intuitive user interface. Automated failover and failback provide verifiable recoverability, along with comprehensive reporting for both monitoring and compliance. It
A zero-trust approach is essential in today’s multi and hybrid cloud world. To help, we’ve gathered a group of industry experts, including cybersecurity leaders, Dr. Sally Eaves, and UK Ambassador Rob May for an interactive discussion on zero trust principles. The session covers the following topics: What zero trust is and isn’t The NIST Cybersecurity Framework and how to apply it in real life Common pitfalls and real-life examples Being incident-ready- from technology and process to culture and skillsRegister and learn more about the sessions here.
A global health crisis. A rise in cyberattacks. The realities of remote work. 2020 was marked by unexpected, world-changing events that left enterprise customers in unchartered territory.From embracing the benefits of SaaS and moving more workloads to the cloud, to shoring up security for a distributed workforce, to the effects of AI on companies’ processes, organizations were forced to rapidly adapt in response to a tumultuous year. Weathered but wiser, it is imperative that IT teams and business leaders partner to rethink old operating models and leverage technology to respond more quickly to shifting priorities in 2021.Topics covered include trends in:Data governance, ransomware, and the impact of top security threatsKubernetes and (barriers to) container adoption in the enterpriseWhich enterprise services are next to become SaaS-ifiedModerated by Stephen Foskett, Organizer of Tech Field Day, this panel will examine the past year’s trends and discuss how to future-proof your organiz
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
Welcome to the Commvault family TrapX Security!Company News
Join us in welcoming TrapX Security to the Commvault family! “Today we’re thrilled to welcome TrapX, an Israel-based cyber-security company, to the Commvault family, accelerating our data security innovation journey. TrapX is a pioneer and leader in deception technology and has helped businesses of all sizes around the globe neutralize the threat of potentially crippling ransomware events.” - Manoj Nair, Metallic GMWith data never being more valuable or vulnerable, enhancing our data security technology with cyber deception will enable our customers to be even more prepared to face ransomware. Learn more about TrapX Security and Commvault by reading Manoj’s blog here.
Every superhero needs a sidekick. In your fight against ransomware, you want Commvault protecting your back. Just because your organization has not experienced a ransomware attack does not mean it never will. Every villain’s dream is to encrypt your data and hold it for ransomware. While these attacks are increasing at an alarming rate, you can fight back. You can be ready by having an accelerated response to a ransomware attack. With Commvault at your side, you can:Understand the insidious nature of cyberthreats Align technical solutions and your superhero powers to your business requirements Prepare your superhero team for cyber readiness Accelerate your response to an attack Take a cyber-villain’s best shot and rapidly recover after a data loss event Learn how recovery readiness can keep you from becoming a victim and become the superhero to save your organization. By providing a critical last line of defense against ransomware and customizing a disaster recovery plan, you will ensu
Join Commvault technical experts for the continuation of our Demo series. Our experts will showcase best practices for optimizing your environment and how Commvault stacks up against the competition. Our featured topics include: [On-Demand] What’s New with Commvault: Includes new features and interfaces of Commvault Backup and Recovery, including HTML Command Center, automated compliance reporting, and protect new workloads like Kubernetes [On-Demand] Multi-Cloud Workloads: Optimize your cloud-first and hybrid/multi-cloud environments on AWS, Azure, Google, and other clouds [On-Demand] Data Cybersecurity: Secure your data from cyber threats, including ransomware and air-gapping [On-Demand] SaaS Capabilities: Leverage Metallic, Commvault’s SaaS offering, to provide a simple SaaS platform for your data management needs, including MCSS Check out a session today by clicking here.
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