Commvault Cleanroom-Recovery

Recently, I had the opportunity to get a preview of Commvault’s new Cleanroom-Recovery. This new product from Commvault uses Cloud-Ready Resiliency to allow you to continually test recovery of your environment. This way, if/when it comes time for you to have to do it for real, you’re ready to go and can deliver rapid, frictionless, and reliable recovery!

  • Isolated Recovery
    • Deliver properly segmented recoveries with an isolated recovery control plane.
  • Guaranteed Recovery
    • Affordable frequent testing delivers clean data and recovery readiness.
  • Recovery Audit
    • Meet compliance requirements with auditable evidence and proof of success.

Here’s a video demo you can watch of Cleanroom Recovery!

Other features include:

  • Secure cloud environment with no malware and quick, clean data recovery guaranteed.
  • Safeguard data from infected hardware
    • Safe recovery using separate cloud instances that are almost completely air-gapped and protected from hackers and malware.
  • Affordable Recovery Testing
    • Quick cloud readiness without the need for expensive dedicated infrastructure.
  • Limitless AI Recovery scaling
    • AI-Powered Recovery Scaling for Massive Data Restoration Capabilities That Are Industry Leading, Reliable, and Fast.

How they do it:

  • Specialized abilities to keep a cloud environment free of malware.
  • Air-Gapping
    • Isolated data copies, separate from source environments.
  • Immutable Design
    • Backups with multi-layered zero-trust access controls.
  • Built-In automation
    • Use orchestration and automation to streamline processes and make implementation easier.
  • Resilient ransomware protection and end-to-end security
    • Integrated reporting, anomaly detection, as well as in-flight and at-rest data encryption
  • Application Recovery Validation
    • Data recoverability via coordinated validation of application recovery.
  • Secure Forensic Analysis
    • Conduct secure analysis in isolated cloud environments using hardware free of malware.

Here are some of the benefits of Cleanroom Recovery.


  • In Microsoft Azure, users can quickly set up a cleanroom on demand.
  • Additionally, Cleanroom Recovery makes it easier to recover the data and applications that depend on each other. Cleanroom Recovery, for instance, is intended to restore Microsoft Active Directory*. This service manages user access to all applications and other vital business resources. Ensuring that appropriate authorizations to data are maintained can be facilitated by having the ability to quickly restore Active Directory and verify its consistency and operational health.


  • Since Cleanroom Recovery with Commvault is created on-demand in the cloud, it is intended to be untainted because it doesn’t exist until the company needs it.
  • Because Commvault cleanrooms are located in a remote location, it is safe to conduct application testing and production system backups there.
  • To help guarantee that data is clean, Cleanroom Recovery has an integration with Microsoft Defender that automates threat scanning.
  • Furthermore, Cleanroom Recovery will come with capabilities** that let businesses reconstruct services and applications from a known clean state whenever necessary. Customers may benefit from this by maintaining server operations while improving efficiency and security.


  • CleanpointTM Validation with AI enables users to quickly determine the last clean recovery point.
  • To ensure that data is recovered in a logical order, users can customize recovery sequences. Azure virtual machines can be easily converted from any hypervisor by users.
  • Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR** integration is coming soon, expanding the capabilities of Commvault Cloud Cleanroom Recovery. By using XSOAR to enrich incidents with the most recent threat intelligence data, it helps customers investigate security incidents more quickly and securely. It also expedites the recovery of compromised assets into a cleanroom for forensic analysis.

Here are some quotes from Commvault Customers:

  • American Pacific Mortgage: “Cleanroom Recovery is a game-changer for Commvault Cloud,” said Michele Buschman, CIO, American Pacific Mortgage. “It enables comprehensive testing, and retesting, on the fly which is something that traditional cleanroom solutions don’t provide. It also is designed to help organizations to rapidly recover from a cyber incident. The level of confidence and security this innovative solution can provide is invaluable.” 
  • Emerson: “Commvault Cloud Cleanroom Recovery not only enables organizations to test their recovery plans often, but know that if they’re hit, they can be resilient,” said Zach Kruszewski, Manager CCoE Compute Architecture and Design Team, Emerson Electric. “Having this sense of security is so important in the ransomware era.” 
  • Kelyn Technologies US: “We are genuinely excited about the advent of Cleanroom technology in our services,” said Kevin Cronin, CEO & Co-Founder, Kelyn Technologies US. “This approach allows us to test our recoverability and create a meticulous checklist for system recovery, utilizing a fully segmented Cleanroom to rapidly restore critical infrastructure. It’s our answer to mitigating today’s ransomware threats, providing a secure environment to assess and ensure recoverability.” 

Are you attending the RSA Conference in San Francisco (May 6-9, 2024) and want to learn more about Cleanroom Recovery? Stop by Commvault’s booths at N-5778 or N-4308. Or click the link HERE to schedule a meeting.

Stay protected from Ransomware! Give Commvault’s Cleanroom Recovery a try!

Ben Liebowitz, VCP, vExpert
NJ VMUG Leader

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