Spectra Logic is coupling its disk and tape tiers with CommVault’s Simpana software to help lower the cost of data protection, management and access for end users. The joint collaboration will remove the complexities of tier storage and provide organizations with a simplified approach to managing their information libraries.

“Organizations worldwide face continuing challenges in managing and protecting their data, particularly with the prevailing desire to retain data for longer, often indefinite periods of time,” said Jeff Echols, senior director, Product and Solutions Marketing at CommVault, in a prepared statement. “Combining Simpana software, which allows organizations to protect, manage and access information regardless of where the data resides, with Spectra Logic’s highly reliable nTier Verde disk and T-Series tape library platforms, provides customers with very affordable storage and effective, easy-to-manage data protection, backup and archive.”

According to Spectra Logic, the joint solution addresses performance and storage requirements for secure, reliable backup and archive, and is ideal for data-intensive environments. The system is composed of the CommVault Windows CommServe and CommVault Media Agent Servers on the front end, with Spectra Logic’s nTier Verde and Spectra T-Series tape libraries on the back end. Both companies have tested and validated the solution as part of the Technology Alliance Partner program.

The collaborative effort will retain the CommVault Simpana moniker despite the new additions to the previous version of the solution. Spectra also announced it has been certified as a CommVault Technology Alliance Partner, making it part of the company’s growing list of validated partners.

“Massive growth in storing and managing all types of data creates challenges that are driving many organizations to seek enhanced solutions for data protection and long-term storage,” said Bruce Kornfeld, acting chief marketing officer for Spectra Logic. “Pairing the powerful CommVault Simpana platform with Spectra Logic disk and tape technologies provides an extremely scalable, cost-effective data management solution that will help organizations of all sizes spend less time and money today and into the future.”