CommVault announced the industry's first virtual machine (VM) intelligent archiving capability to help enterprises and service providers eliminate VM sprawl and regain control of virtual infrastructure resources. VM sprawl results from pervasive deployment and growth of VMs, some of which then sit unutilized long after their useful lives. CommVault Simpana VM Archiving reclaims idle virtual host and shared storage resources by automatically managing and moving unused VMs to cost-effective storage, with the ability to instantly recover archived VMs, for increased utilization, efficiency, and savings.

Related: "Best of TechEd Finalist: CommVault Simpana 9 Leaps Forward"

Available at no additional cost to customers who use Simpana 10 software for virtual server protection, VM Archiving is integrated with CommVault’s singular software platform, which enables users to instantly deploy, protect, and archive virtual and physical servers from a single management console. The new intelligent archive capability is a key component of CommVault’s modern data-management approach to continuously address operational and protection concerns in virtualized and infrastructure-as-a-service environments.

“Enterprises have many options to deploy resources in a virtualized data center or cloud, but they require a better way to protect this environment and create more value from the data it manages,” said David West, senior vice president, worldwide marketing and business development, CommVault. “VM sprawl is an increasingly common and complex issue, especially in large infrastructures. The ability to automatically archive underutilized VMs as part of the Simpana 10 platform provides huge cost savings and efficiency and is a key strategy for enterprises on their journey to modern data management."

VM Archiving is a comprehensive solution that incorporates traditional backup and VM archiving in a single operation for VMware vSphere environments. The Simpana 10 platform delivers scalable and resilient data protection in both physical and virtual environments from on-premises data centers to the cloud for enterprises and service providers.

For more information about VM Archiving, visit the CommVault website.