Introducing the Nimble Storage SmartStack for Data Protection with CommVault

Discussion created by chheda Employee on Feb 4, 2013

Nimble Storage SmartStack is a pre-validated reference architecture combining the best of breed products for specific workloads. Our CEO Suresh Vasudevan talks about the concept of SmartStack on his blog titled 'Announcing the Nimble Storage SmartStack'.


To help IT organizations manage the complexity of protecting their data, Nimble Storage snapshots can be managed using CommVault's Simpana and IntelliSnap Recovery Manager products. This means CommVault users can use Simpana or IRM to manage backup for applications such as Exchange 2010 and VMware vSphere  leveraging efficient native Nimble Storage snapshots. Using CommVault Simpana, administrators can recover a single item from a native Nimble snapshot—eliminating backup windows and offering rapid granular recovery.


To help speed up deployments and minimize risk, Nimble Storage and CommVault together have created a pre-validated SmartStack reference architecture built on the Nimble Storage CS-Series and CommVault IRM. This reference architecture is documented in the CommVault Simpana/IRM configuration guide located here on the CommVault site. You can also view videos on the Nimble Storage YouTube channel (CommVault Integration Demo Part One).


Here is the solution brief and a customer case study (District Photo Inc) on the joint solution.