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CommVault's 'free taste' of cloud backup

CommVault has begun offering a free trial of its CommVault Edge backup service.

CommVault Edge is a cloud-based backup service for Windows and OS X that is designed for corporate use.

One problem with traditional PC backup arrangements is that the increasing use of laptops mean users can go for an extended period without connecting to the corporate LAN.

Another is that helpdesk intervention is often needed when a user needs to restore one or more files.

CommVault Edge covers both issues by combining cloud-based backup with self-service retrieval featuring search and preview.

Corporate concerns are covered by leaving the IT department with control over policies and permissions, and by using deduplication to reduce the total storage space required.

“The volume of user-generated data and the pace at which it is being created is putting IT on the defensive and hampering worker productivity when it comes to endpoint data access and recovery,” said CommVault senior director of product and solutions marketing Jeff Echols.

“The CommVault Edge free trial program is designed to give customers an immediate remedy for this acute pain, while also setting the foundation for a more proactive and productive mobile workforce.”

The free trial period is 14 days.

There is no extra charge specific to CommVault Edge for customers with an existing CommVault capacity licence, though they may need to increase the licensed capacity to cope with the additional data being backed up.

A CommVault licence is a prerequisite for CommVault Edge, and the cost of such a licence is highly variable.


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