CommVault has announced the release of Simpana 10, a new version of its data management software platform. The company says Simpana 10 extends CommVault's data protection and archiving leadership to speed the adoption of cloud computing and extract value from Big Data. The vendor says the new version has more than 300 new features to reduce risk, slash costs by up to half, reduce administrative overhead by up to 80 percent and lower aggregate support costs by up to 35 percent. CommVault also launched new enterprise consulting and professional services, educational offerings, including new predictive analytics support. Simpana 10’s singular architecture efficiently stores all protected data in a virtual repository, called ContentStore, and opens access to simplify the way end users search, analyse and repurpose data across an enterprise. The company also says that, compared to the previous software release, Simpana 10 reduces the time required to manage operations by up to 50 percent with new innovations including workflow automation to reduce management and operator errors, parallel deduplication to double performance and scale through a new grid-based architecture, and customisable web-based reporting, dashboards and cloud-based analytics. It also features multi-tenancy protection, self-service operations, chargeback, and custom branding.