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Latest Enhancements and Features for Metallic...

Written on: Oct 5, 2023 1:46:51 PM

Written by: Alex Raben


[Commvault, Data Management, COOLSPIRiT, Metallic]

Metallic, the award-winning SaaS-based data protection platform is constantly being evolved and expanded upon - leading the industry every day.

As of October 2023 below is the latest and greatest list of Metallic’s product features and enhancements.

New Features:
  • New Backup Copy Health Report: Users and admins can now monitor and remediate issues using the new “IntelliSnap Backup Copy Health” Report.
  • Nutanix AHV Support: Introduces new Metallic backup capabilities for Nutanix AHV with support for IntelliSnap.
  • Teams 1:1 and Group Chat Support: Enables protecting Teams 1:1 and Group chats for users of your choice within Metallic. This new capability is built on the Microsoft Teams Export API.
  • OCI Marketplace Private Offers: OCI customers can now use their OCI universal credits to purchase Metallic offerings via OCI private offers.
Latest Enhancements:
  • Support for Azure SQL: Improved backup performance for Azure SQL (PaaS) Databases by eliminating staging storage account requirements.
  • Azure VM API Enhancements: Extended API Support for restoring Azure VMs in- or out –of-place to other Azure regions.
  • Windows Backup Gateway Installer Enhancement: Enables configuration of a dedicated data drive for I/O intensive operations to prevent performance impact to OS/System Drive.
  • Intelligent Storage Plan Selecting: Simplified and optimized onboarding experience with pre-canned storage plan templates to ensure optimum storage.
  • Smart Defaults for Hybrid Cloud Server Plan: Improved self-service experience and optimization using smart default to reduce storage costs.
  • New and Improved Configuration Wizard: Streamlined onboarding experience for Metallic Microsoft 365 and Endpoint admins, ensuring that organizations can get backups up and running in less time with fewer errors.
  • Restartability of Exchange Restore Jobs: Ensures maximum restore efficiency, restarting any paused Exchange Online restore jobs where they left off.
  • OneDrive Restore Optimization: Enhances small scale restores by optimizing resource allocation (including testing for possible throttling) delivering high throughput for small and large restores alike.
  • Inactive User Data: Enables admins to more easily pinpoint which users have a large percentage of inactive vs. active data for more effective cleanup.
  • Mark SQL Database Backup unrestorable: Allows users to specify SQL Databases marked as unrestorable, enabling database backups to be deleted without impacting others.
  • Sub-client Follow Mount: Expands the ‘Follow Mount Point’ option from the job-level to the sub-client level.
  • Cluster and Namespace Support Enhancements: Protects all API resources visible to the Kube-API server with a single-click selection.
  • Attach Disk Support: Allows users to perform Attach Disk restores from snapshots without the need for multiple file-level restores.
  • Azure Key Vault Selection Support: Empowers users to select their own Azure Key Vault during VM restores.
  • VSA VMWARE Indexing Enhancements: Adds support for configuring backup type and disk filters at the VM level for Indexing V2 VMs.
  • One-time login code Enhancements: Provides alternate email codes for external provider authentication (SAML IDPs or Active Directories) in the event the primary authenticator is not reachable.
  • Azure Flexible Database Backup Support: Enables backup/restore support of Azure flexible servers for PostgreSQL and MySQL databases.
  • Azure VM Intellisnap Improvements: Provides new enhancements to support application-consistent Intellisnap backups for Azure VMs.
  • Azure VM Security Enhancements: Enables support for retaining the Application Security Group (ASG) associations for Azure VMs during restores for improved security.
  • Database Protection Enhancements: Various configuration and support enhancements that simplify and enrich backup and restore operations across Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and other databases.
  • Job View Enhancements: Delivers an easy-to-use view for admins to see associated jobs and their statuses.
  • OCI: Multi-Availability Domain Support for VMs: Allows users to protect VMs residing in multiple availability domains via a single backup gateway using VCM with regional connectivity.

Whether you're looking to upgrade your existing data protection system or deploy new technology to help protect your organisation against the latest cyber threats, COOLSPIRiT has the expertise and solutions you need to keep your organisation's data safe and secure.

View our data protection solutions here.

To find out more, contact our expert team today at hello@coolspirit.co.uk or call 01246 454222.

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