Commvault Kubernetes Focus Expands with New Metallic Offer for Containers

By 2022, more than 75% of businesses worldwide will run containerized applications in production.

Lynn Haber

November 18, 2020

2 Min Read
Containers as a service, CaaS

Commvault on Tuesday announced the Metallic VM & Kubernetes Backup solution. This latest offer builds on the vendor’s recently announced Metallic Cloud Storage Service (MCSS) and new enhancements in the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform.

Together with MCSS and Commvault Complete Data Protection, Metallic VM & Kubernetes Backup stores, protects and migrates containers in hybrid and multicloud environments.


Commvault’s Ranga Rajagopalan

“Enterprise adoption of containers is rapidly increasing — and containers need to be protected while keeping pace with DevOps teams,” said Ranga Rajagopalan, VP of products at Commvault. “As containers move from sandbox to production, it is no longer possible to treat containers as an island in the cloud. Today, through these offerings, we’re making it simple to protect containers — together with all the other applications in the enterprise.”

Available today, Commvault says Metallic VM & Kubernetes Backup provides simple and scalable SaaS data protection for containers. It is a single solution to quickly and easily protect modern, hybrid cloud workloads. Protected workloads include any CNCF-Certified Kubernetes distribution with validated support for Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes, Azure Red Hat OpenShift, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) and VMware Tanzu. This is in addition to Metallic’s comprehensive support for virtual machine environments, including Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, Native Azure Virtual Machines, Azure VMware Solution (AVS), and VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS.

Containers Are Where It’s At

According to Commvault, the protection solution addresses both cloud-native and on-premises workloads. It also offers multiple benefits. For example, it offers storage flexibility and immense data coverage for fast recovery. Security features of the new offer include in-flight and at-rest encryption; layered security and GDPR compliance; role-based SSO; SAML authentication controls; and ransomware protection. For management, there’s a single intuitive interface for cloud, on-premises or hybrid. There’s also preconfigured and recommended best-practice actions for data protection.

Gartner expects that by 2022, more than 75% of businesses worldwide will run containerized applications in production. That’s up from less than 30% today. The rising popularity of containers is based on popularity with developers. Containers enable fast delivery of applications, agility, portability, modernization and life cycle management.

Another appeal of containers is cloud-native architecture.

“Understanding of ‘cloud-native’ varies, but it has significant potential benefits over traditional, monolithic application design, such as scalability, elasticity and agility,” said Michael Warrilow, research vice president at Gartner. “It is also strongly associated with the use of containers.”

The new Metallic VM & Kubernetes Backup solution is part of Metallic’s new hybrid cloud data protection portfolio. Metallic, a Commvault venture, provides the next generation of SaaS data protection.

Commvault launched its Metallic venture in October 2019.

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Lynn Haber

Content Director Lynn Haber follows channel news from partners, vendors, distributors and industry watchers. If I miss some coverage, don’t hesitate to email me and pass it along. Always up for chatting with partners. Say hi if you see me at a conference!

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