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CommVault offers cloud storage capability

Anuradha Shukla | May 2, 2012
Combines Simpana software with the Windows Azure cloud platform.

CommVault and Microsoft have teamed up on offering a simple, cost-effective solution to help organisations archive, index, search and access massive amounts of data for long-term retention and compliance.

Both companies have announced an expanded collaboration to offer a cloud storage capability that is a result of combining Simpana software with the Windows Azure cloud platform.

The new solution has the ability to offer up to 62 TBs of cloud storage capacity and the data and information management capabilities of Simpana 9 Express.

CommVault notes that the resulting archiving and backup capabilities for mid and large enterprises will help them cope with massive amounts of data and long-term retention and compliance requirements.

CommVault has also expanded collaborative development and sales and marketing activities around the Windows Azure platform.

Managing big data

A singular solution for managing big data in the cloud, the new cloud storage capability empowers Simpana software customers to seamlessly leverage the cloud to lower data management costs.

The customers will also be able to reduce business and compliance risks and easily extract data for better decision making with anywhere, anytime information access.

"CommVault and Microsoft have worked closely to enhance the capabilities of the Windows Azure platform, while adding substantial value to Microsoft applications. This new level of collaborative focus on cloud computing will bring tremendous value to our customers," said N. Robert Hammer, chairman, president and CEO, CommVault.

CommVault adds that the solution will leverage the Windows Azure infrastructure and enable Simpana software to become a part of Windows Azure solutions developed by Microsoft and by third parties.

"Microsoft's public and private cloud solutions help cover the spectrum of data centre needs. CommVault has been adding value every step of the way, and it's great to see such a strong on-premises company committing to Windows Azure," said Walid Abu-Hadba, corporate vice president of the Developer & Platform Evangelism Group at Microsoft.


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