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Commvault HyperScale – Product Brief

Published June 7th, 2018. Concise and unbiased 6-page overview of the features and functionality of Commvault HyperScale. Includes overview, usage and deployment and Eval(u)Scale reviewing methodology and more.

Commvault HyperScale is a scale-out data protection solution that combines Commvault’s enterprise backup and data management software with a clustered, server-based architecture. HyperScale is available as a hardware appliance using branded 1U server nodes (manufactured by Fujitsu) from Commvault, as a software-only solution that’s deployed on server nodes from one of several OEM partners or as part of Cisco’s ScaleProtect solution that runs on UCS server nodes.

HyperScale software stack includes Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Virtualization and Red Hat Gluster FS, along with Windows Server 2016 running the Commvault software in a VM.

Hardware Appliance

Designed for SMB and mid-size companies, the HyperScale hardware appliance consists of clustered 1U server nodes (in increments of three). Each node has four internal HDDs in capacities up to 10TB, a 2TB NVMe drive for dedupe performance and a single 8-core Intel CPU with 32GB of memory. An optional FC or SAS HBA is available for tape out or LAN-free backups.

HyperScale uses the Red Hat Gluster FS to provide a scale-out file system to share storage between nodes. Gluster also provides a 4+2 erasure coding scheme in which data is spread across all available HDDs, creating two 6-drive sets, using two drives on each node of a 3-node cluster. This allows the system to sustain up to two concurrent drive failures or one node failure without data loss. This is also the reason that nodes must be added in groups of three, in order to maintain this redundancy factor.

Product Brief Includes:

  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • Usage and Deployment
  • Eval(u)Scale Table
  • Evaluator Group’s Opinion

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