Data management solutions provider, CommVault, has announced a deal with marketing communications group, the STW Group (ASX:SGN).
As part of the agreement, the STW Group will deploy CommVault’s Simpana software utilising SnapProtect technology to increase compliance and content management capabilities.
Through the partnership, the company, that represents some of the world’s biggest brands including BMW, Myer, IBM, Coca-Cola, American Express and St George Bank, aims to deliver a more scalable, centralised backup and recovery solution.
The customer win is a direct result of the CommVault-NetApp OEM agreement, announced in June 2011.
Using the Simpana software to drive the process, STW will create multiple recovery points for its Microsoft Exchange and VMware environments and replace several legacy data protection platforms that do not meet the company’s requirements for increased data security.
“At a high level, we want to reduce our exposure to data loss to one hour. We could make this happen with the combination of CommVault and NetApp technology. If we have a sudden need for more space or a different set-up or experience a disaster, we will be ready,” STW Communications Group chief operating officer, Tom Ceglarek, said.
The company said its embedded source-side deduplication was a major consideration in STW’s overall design as improved efficiencies were sought when performing backups over the WAN.
STW anticipates that Simpana software’s single pane of glass management will streamline a two-phase data consolidation effort, first encompassing 1200 users across 12 sites in Sydney and Melbourne.
It will be followed by a second rollout involving 1800 users across multiple locations throughout A/NZ and the Asia-Pacific region.