Commvault and Skytap Expand Support for IBM i (AS/400) In Microsoft Azure

Commvault, a data management software vendor, has announced a new partnership with Skytap to expand data protection and migration for IBM i (AS/400) workloads hosted in Skytap on Microsoft Azure. 

Commvault is partnering with Skytap to offer a solution that backs up, recovers, and migrates data on IBM i that is hosted and running in Skytap for Azure cloud data centers. The company says this eliminates expensive mainframe backup hardware, instead using Azure as a seamless backup target, powered by Commvault's differentiated cloud-native data protection. As customers migrate their IBM i workloads from on-premise environments to Skytap on Azure, they can continue using the same data protection from Commvault, driven by the Commvault Command Center.

"We combined Commvault's industry-leading data backup and recovery solution with Skytap's ability to natively run IBM i workloads in Microsoft Azure to offer customers the most reliable and affordable IBM i solution available today," said Brad Schick, CEO, Skytap.

"As an industry leader in data management with 20-plus years of expertise in supporting Microsoft solutions, we strive to provide trusted data management and protection for a wide range of enterprise applications across on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments, including on mainframe platforms," said Randy De Meno, VP and CTO, Microsoft Practice & Solutions, Commvault. "With Skytap, we are able to make it effortless for companies to back up, recover, and migrate data from IBM i on-premises to Microsoft Azure. This relationship, coupled with our collaboration with Microsoft, allows us to continue enabling our customers to run even their most business-critical workloads in Azure, with the confidence that all the data is reliably protected and easy to recover."

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