- Revera Government IaaS Service: Backup/Restore
as a Service
- Stack Alliance partner: CommVault
- Service highlights: Failsafe data access
exactly when and how you need it
- Key partner technology: CommVault Simpana
- Delivery: From Revera's Homeland™ data centre
New data management technology has automated once
interventionist management processes necessary for backup and
restoration. Client friendly controls, like dashboards, have helped
to recast data management as a service, putting clients in control
of their own data management and redefining infrastructure and
platform as-a-service offerings.
Revera and CommVault are at the forefront of the data management
Backup/Restore as a Service snapshot
Revera's Backup/Restore as a Service, defined in the Revera
Government IaaS Service Catalogue, offers two principal
backup/restore service streams: one is Revera managed and the other
is managed by Participating Agencies themselves.
Services are uniquely flexible, accommodating multiple client
and data centre sites, production and operating systems, backup
agents, network connections, schedules and SLAs. Buying is
templated according to per GB data volumes, VMs, and additional
storage media consumption.
Delivered from Revera's Homeland™ data centre
network, which provides utility computing spanning
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS),
disaster recovery (DR), and customised managed services offerings,
CommVault Simpana provides underlying data management
Service platform features
CommVault's Singular Information Management toolset simplifies
complex storage network management. Key functions include data
protection, archiving, replication, search and resource
Simpana SnapProtect creates hardware snapshot copies within
storage arrays, paving the way for hundreds of virtual machine
backups in minutes, creating multiple recovery points throughout
the day. Embedded de-duplication eliminates redundant data at the
source, before it's sent over the network, reducing both bandwidth
and operating costs.
CommVault Simpana Archive enables Revera clients to reduce the
cost of long-term data retention and improve information
governance. Moving data from tier-one disk to lower-cost tiers
offers clients better control of common capacity management
challenges associated with Microsoft Exchange, such as user quotas,
PST file proliferation and database growth.
Revera Silver-lining DR™, a hybrid cloud service
allowing clients to instantly activate nominated servers and
applications at any one of Revera's Homeland™ data centres, is
based on CommVault Simpana Replication functionality.
CommVault Simpana software's multi-tenant architecture allows
Revera to offer sharply priced backup and recovery services that
meet strict SLAs, including zero-downtime, one-hour recoveries of
Microsoft Exchange databases.
Unification is key, and on this count Revera is able to manage
multiple client systems and data in a style that doesn't add
deployment or administrative complexity as new clients are
More granularly, CommVault's distributed architecture, which
uses local servers to perform backups before data is moved over the
WAN, offered significant network efficiencies. Where once a central
catalogue sent backup data over a wide-area network, extending
backup windows and taxing bandwidth, Revera now manages a central
repository for backup and recovery, which is faster and leaner.
Another plus was the availability of CommVault's local support
team to assist Simpana software rollouts, trouble-free upgrades and
streamlined support of multiple versions.