Tinton Falls, USA: Commvault and Microsoft have signed a multi-year technology pact. Under the pact, Commvault will integrate its Metallic SaaS offering with Microsoft Azure cloud platform for SaaS-based data management and protection.
Commvault and Microsoft will bring their respective technologies Metallic SaaS and Azure together to meet the need for data protection with scale and multi-layered security.
Commvault Metallic SaaS enhances Microsoft Office 365 data protection in the case of accidental deletion, corruption, and malicious attacks. Metallic SaaS also offers a range of additional options from VMware and Microsoft SQL database backup to Endpoint protection.
“Today’s announcement combines two of the best enterprise cloud technologies to simplify and accelerate a customer’s journey to the cloud,” said Sanjay Mirchandani, President and CEO – Commvault.
“This is a new era for Commvault and our direction is clear – help our joint channel partners and customers simplify IT with enterprise-class, proven data protection solutions delivered through SaaS and protected in the cloud,” added Mirchandani.
The combination of Commvault and Microsoft, according to Mirchandani truly brings together the most innovative data protection and cloud technologies the two companies have to offer.
Commvault has been leveraging Azure capabilities for a long time. That includes application and data migration, long-term retention, and Azure Blob Storage for its scale, durability and security.
Interestingly, Commvault has actually built Metallic in the cloud leveraging Azure’s nature capabilities as well as its own enterprise technology stack built for mission-critical applications.
Under the signed pact , Commvault also plans to build a SaaS offering of Metallic Cloud Storage on Azure Blob Storage and other deep product integrations with native Azure services.
With this new pact, Commvault Metallic will be a featured app for SaaS data protection in the Azure Marketplace for public cloud and hybrid IT customers.
Further, Commvault will also continue to support choice for customers who request alternative clouds based on business requirements. Metallic Backup & Recovery for Office 365 is also now available in the Azure Marketplace.
“Commvault and Microsoft have always delivered trusted technologies to our joint customers, and today’s announcement takes our longstanding relationship to the next level at a critical time for companies to adopt cloud and SaaS technologies,” said Tad Brockway, Corporate VP Azure Storage.
“Metallic SaaS with Microsoft Azure delivers one of the industry’s most powerful solutions for storing and protecting business-critical data – in the cloud and beyond,” added Brockway.