Development of Cobalt Iron’s Adaptive Data Protection Software

In order to develop the best product to solve the current data protection headaches, we sat around the table and discussed the characteristics of new products, which, as users, we loved the most:

  • Works with my existing environment
  • Does not ask the end user to be involved
  • Makes it super easy for my IT staff to use and trust
  • Gives me the tools to justify the purchase with an ROI/TCO meter
  • Lets me leverage my trusted partners for services and purchasing

These end-user requests became the baseline for Cobalt Iron’s original product definition specification. After 18 months of development, V1.1 of adaptive data protection (ADP) was introduced in 2013.

Today’s Adaptive Data Protection Software

Today Cobalt Iron delivers ADP v3.2, and more and more end user features and functionality have been built into the release:

  • Support for a wide range of existing backup infrastructure assets (multi-vendor de-duplication appliances, heterogeneous server/client operating system support, tape, object storage, and public cloud compute and storage support)
  • Implemented leveraging the best of TSM, CommVault, and Veritas feature and functions, self-service controlled by the administrator
  • Developed with backup intelligence (BI) in mind, we provide enterprise-level scaling, service-level agreement management, reporting, governance, and single-console remediation
  • ADP’s data engine captures all data protection events (server, client, network, storage, cloud) and enables charge back and enterprise-level performance and auditability
  • Whether you use IBM or a trusted local service and product partner, ADP has a world-wide trained services community