Xpanse January 2019 Newsletter


Welcome to our Xpanse Newsletter for January 2019.

We hope you had an enjoyable Christmas and New Years break, and look forward to working with you in the year ahead!

As your trusted data management partner, we want to keep you informed about the world of enterprise data technology, and the great opportunities available to your in-house team.

For more information about us, our solutions, news and more, visit our website or follow us on LinkedIn.

The Xpanse Team


Commvault and NetApp Partnership Offers Simplified Backup and Recovery Solutions

Did you know that Commvault Complete Backup and Recovery Software is now available to purchase directly from NetApp channel partners? By aligning Commvault Complete Backup and Recovery Software with NetApp's Data Fabric, snapshot management, backup and recovery has never been easier.

“Together with NetApp, we are helping enterprise customers reduce IT and data management costs and complexity by eliminating the need for multiple software and hardware products or single-purpose tools,” said Owen Taraniuk, Head of Worldwide Partnerships and Market Development at Commvault.“Our combined solutions help make infrastructure more efficient and help customers manage storage growth. Commvault can seamlessly enable data recovery and offsite data management, turning data protection into a function that serves the business. This expanded relationship is continuing evidence of the success and momentum coming from Commvault’s shift to a partner-led strategy.”

If you would like some further information, please feel free to contact our Sales Team or your dedicated Xpanse Account Manager.

Protect Your Office 365 Data with NetApp SaaS Backup

Software as a Service (SaaS) is increasing in popularity as businesses move away from on-premise applications. Microsoft Office 365 is one of the largest SaaS providers, with many available offerings for your core business requirements. Whilst SaaS ensures that your data is always available, it does not offer data protection.

SaaS Backup for Office 365 is NetApp's solution to your data protection requirements. SaaS Backup allows you to back up your data to the cloud or alternative storage location of your choice. SaaS Backup is easy to use - just sign in, choose the Microsoft 365 service that you'd like to protect and choose a backup target. Once you're set up, you can schedule, search backups and recovery information as needed.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to email our sales team.

NetApp ONTAP 9.5 Now Available

In November, NetApp announced the general availablility of their ONTAP 9.5 data management software.

Upgrading to ONTAP 9.5 provides incremental performance improvement for many workloads, and it enables NetApp Memory Accelerated Data (MAX Data) and NetApp FlexCache® technology to realize even higher performance benefits. Full NVMe multipath support, SnapMirror synchronous replication and SVM disaster recovery for MetroCluster configurations. Plus, you can realize cloud-centric economic benefits with a new hybrid cloud data management service called NetApp Data Availability Services. Automated data tiering, simplified application data management with REST-based APIs, improved security and compliance, synchronous volume-granular data replication, and other features also help you gain cloud-centric economic benefits

You can implement the architecture of your choice by using ONTAP over a wide range of deployment options, including NetApp engineered systems, converged infrastructure, and software-defined storage. You can deploy these options on commodity servers, in front of third-party arrays, next to the cloud, and in the cloud.

For a complete description of the features in the ONTAP 9.5 release, see the ONTAP 9.5 release notes or reach out to our Sales Team, or your nominated Xpanse account manager who will be pleased to assist you in discussing the new features & benefits of upgrading.

Also, a reminder for Xpanse IT Infrastructure Management (XITIM) customers - ONTAP upgrades are covered by your XITIM agreement, so please let us know if you would like us to arrange an upgrade for you. If you are not an XITIM customer, and would like to learn more about our XITIM Managed Service Agreements and how they can benefit you, please visit our XITIM Solutions web page here.

NetApp and Veeam Data Protection Solution

If you're after simplicity, higher storage efficiency and faster recovery times, then a NetApp and Veeam Data Protection Solution might be what you're after.

The NetApp Veeam data protection solution will allow you to simplify your IT environment, quickly create backups from storage snapshots and improve DR protection through instant, secondary backups.

Further information can be found by clicking on the following link. Alternatively, if you'd like to discuss the benefits of implementing this solution in your storage environment, please contact our Sales Team, or your dedicated Xpanse Account Manager.

Upcoming Training

NetApp ONTAP 9 Cluster Administration

In March 2019, IT Learning Solutions will be running an ONTAP 9 Cluster Administration course in Perth.

This 3-day, instructor led course uses lecture and hands-on exercises to teach basic administration and configuration of an ONTAP cluster.

If you or a colleague are interested in attending the course, in the first instance, please reach out to our Sales Team or your nominated Xpanse account manager who will be pleased to provide full course content and associated training costs.