OCEANPORT, N.J., Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CommVault (NASDAQ: CVLT) -- As data growth and operational complexity continue to outpace IT budgets, organizations are looking for modern backup and recovery approaches to lower costs and improve operational efficiency. To provide enterprises more flexibility in protecting, managing and accessing their data, CommVault and Nimble Storage are announcing the integration of Nimble Storage CS-Series arrays with CommVault Simpana® snapshot management software as part of the CommVault IntelliSnap™ Connect Program. As an IntelliSnap Connect partner, Nimble Storage gains access to CommVault's snapshot management API's to enable customers to extend their SAN investments while accelerating backup and recovery performance, reducing operational complexity and minimizing risk. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110329/MM73841LOGO ) Together, CommVault IntelliSnap technology and Nimble Storage CS-series enterprise storage arrays provide seamless data protection for enterprises, simplifying data recovery and eliminating the need for resource-intensive backups and complex scripting. Simpana software's built-in application intelligence allows customers to quickly recover data at a granular level such as individual files and emails or entire applications. The solution scales easily to support thousands of snapshots and integrates application-aware protection and data deduplication for a range of hypervisors, operating systems and applications, including VMware, Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server, Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and SAP databases and Windows, Linux, and Unix file systems. Nimble Storage CS-Series improvements in performance, efficiency and scalability also support longer retention periods of months. The combined CommVault and Nimble Storage offering is available to customers effective immediately. Tweet This: .@NimbleStorage CS-Series achieve @CommVault Qualified #IntelliSnap Connect array status for #snapshot management http://bit.ly/RZLQLdIntelliSnap Snapshot Management Replaces Traditional Backup and Recovery Traditional data backup methods are being replaced as customers demand better ways to protect, manage and access data in order to derive greater value from information. Recent research from the Enterprise Strategy Group on Data Protection Modernization Trends in 2012, revealed that over half (55%) of all respondents will be enhancing or replacing traditional backup with a combination of snapshots, replication or both, according to Jason Buffington, senior data protection analyst. Through its Solving Forward® vision, CommVault anticipated these customer needs and has built capabilities into its Simpana® software platform that enable customers to extend the value of existing hardware investments through industry leading integration and innovation. From a single console, CommVault® Simpana® 9 software manages hardware snapshots, catalogs the content for granular recovery, and automates off-host, deduplicated snapshot backup to almost any storage device or cloud storage service. The IntelliSnap Connect Program is an open development program that enables array vendors to help customers unlock and optimize their existing and future SAN investments by enabling integrated hardware snapshot management. CommVault provides the most comprehensive compatibility matrix for hardware snapshot management without custom scripting or solution modifications and, since the beginning of 2011, Simpana software's IntelliSnap technology has supported nine of the top 10 best-selling storage arrays in the industry.