CommVault supplied the integrated hardware snapshots and replication functionality for the storage arrays via its Simpana 9 software.
With the Eternus DX product family, CommVault A/NZ area vice-president, Bryan Stibbard says that Fujitsu put together a solution set based on consistent component elements that facilitate "smooth scalability" from smaller to larger environments.
“By adding compatibility with the Simpana snapshot data protection module to this offering, Eternus DX can now interact more efficiently with a wider variety of legacy solutions that their new customers may already have in place,” he said.
Since this setup has the ability to reduce potential barriers to adoption and increases market opportunity, Stibbard says that is why Fujitsu decided to expand its reliance on Simpana 9.
“It also gives Fujitsu’s channel partners increased flexibility to sell solutions which exactly match their needs,” he said.
The original inclusion of the Simpana 9 software for the Eternus DX storage arrays was the result of Fujitsu and CommVault “working closely together” in both A/NZ and globally for “many years,” driven by what Stibbard calls a “mutual recognition of the market leading capabilities of the individual offerings.”
“By utilising Simpana to simplify the consistent uniform system management across the entire Eternus DX storage array family, customers have the potential to achieve more efficient operational and maintenance processes that could reduce operational costs,” he said.
When asked if anything in particular convinced Fujitsu to extend the partnership, such as added benefits being discovered since the implementation of the deal, Stibbard says that the attraction for Simpana 9 has remained the same.
“The snapshot data protection capabilities, and the wider benefits of the Intellisnap Connect programme are all elements which have been developed since the start of our global relationship,” he said.
“These elements can only serve to strengthen the partnership in A/NZ.”