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Gartner Names CommVault a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup/Recovery Software for Third Consecutive Year

For the third consecutive year, CommVault has been positioned in the "Leaders" quadrant of Gartner Inc.'s "Magic Quadrant: Enterprise Backup/Recovery Software." According to Gartner, "The Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup/Recovery Software presents the next step in the evolution of backup, which incorporates new products, solutions and techniques for protecting, backing up and recovering desktop, laptop, physical server and virtual server files, applications and system images. These backup products provide features such as traditional backup to tape, backup to conventional disk, backup to the cloud, data reduction (compression and deduplication), snapshot, heterogeneous replication, continuous data protection (CDP) and/or virtual tape library (VTL) support, among other capabilities."

CommVault is leading this evolution by delivering innovative solutions that go beyond the technology-based, IT-centric functions of backup, archive, replication, and snapshot management to address much broader business needs. With Simpana 10, CommVault provides instant information access across all current and historical data created by an organization — from servers to laptops, in the data center and the cloud. Simpana 10 empowers workers with self-service access, compliance search, data mining and reporting — all from a single platform.

"Being recognized as a Leader by Gartner for three years running reinforces our commitment to delivering unique, innovative solutions for data and information management," said N. Robert Hammer, Chairman, President and CEO, CommVault. "We believe it also confirms that CommVault's singular platform approach is helping customers protect their data, provide simplified secure access to their data, reduce compliance risk and make it easier to transform data into valuable business information."

CommVault believes this designation reinforces our vision that the future of storage is moving toward unified data and information as enterprises adopt modern techniques to protect and recover their critical applications. Gartner states that the industry continues to undergo significant change as organizations embrace new technologies and techniques and show a propensity to augment or switch legacy vendors and backup techniques. According to the report, "between 2012 and 2016, one-third of organizations will change backup vendors due to frustration over cost, complexity and/or capability."

CommVault is dedicated to helping customers improve efficiency and reduce operational costs. With the recent debut of Simpana 10, CommVault is continuing to innovate through the addition of more than 300 new features that combine 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.

Gartner also states that "by 2016, at least 20 percent of large enterprises will abandon backup/recovery solutions using a traditional methodology and adopt those that employ only snapshot and replication techniques, up from less than 7 percent today."

CommVault anticipated this industry shift and, through its IntelliSnap snapshot management technology, provides automated recovery of applications and virtual servers. Simpana 10 expands IntelliSnap management of snapshot, backup and replication by adding new integration and use cases to extend customers' existing investments and increase flexibility.

CommVault offers the industry's broadest support for integrating with and exploiting storage hardware platform replication and snapshots, directly supporting all the major storage arrays.

CommVault Simpana 10 Software Delivers an Exponential Leap Forward in Data and Information Management

  • Simpana 10 efficiently stores all protected data in a virtual repository, called ContentStore, and opens access to simplify the way end users search, analyze and repurpose data across an enterprise
  • Simpana OnePass with Exchange makes long-term e-mail retention affordable and practical by converging backup, archiving and reporting into a single process. Simpana OnePass technology eliminates requirements for separate infrastructure with "zero footprint archiving," controls storage growth and can deliver 2 times faster e-mail and archive protection.
  • Tighter integration with Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere 5.1 and vCloud Director 5.1 helps enterprises achieve cloud-scale through automated discovery, protection and recovery in virtualized environments
  • Simpana 10 provides multiple enhancements that slash the cost and complexity of disaster recovery and reduce recovery time, from replicating deduplicated data copies to any storage target to using single-click recovery of backups into virtual machines
  • IT leaders and service providers can improve quality of service and easily deploy massively scalable, shared services, cloud computing and IT-as-a-service infrastructures. 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 reduces management and operator errors, providing drag-and-drop functionality that simplifies repeatable tasks and frees IT resources for more strategic initiatives
    • Fourth-generation parallel deduplication doubles performance and scale through a new grid-based architecture
    • Customizable web-based reporting, dashboards and cloud-based analytics provide insights to help administrators continuously optimize operations
  • Simpana 10 boosts productivity by up to 50 percent with self-service access and enhancements that reduce retrieval time from hours to seconds including:
    • End-users can access their personal data through a new web-based console and CommVault Edge mobile app for smartphones and tablets
    • Administrators can access reporting and quickly manage tasks on the go using the new CommVault Monitor app
    • Enhanced search engine integration across multiple content types provides faster, more granular role-based search capabilities
Published Tuesday, June 11, 2013 6:24 PM by David Marshall
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