Saturday, November 25, 2017

Commvault partners with Google to boost enterprises’ cloud investments

With six in ten businesses admitting they are on a journey to host 100% of their applications in the cloud, providers seek to enlarge their market scope.

Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT) has signed up to another partnership with Google this time to use the hyperscaler’s cloud portfolio in a bid to enable customers to strike the right balance between access and cost economics of data storage.

The company expects to do so by supporting all four Google Cloud Platform storage classes for content repositories including Coldline, Nearline, Regional and Multi-Regional.

The partnership comes at a time when, according to an industry survey by Commvault, has revealed that 56% of respondents are cloud-only or plan to move 100% of their workloads to the cloud.

In a separate cloud security survey commissioned by Google, research by MIT Sloan found that 75% of IT and business executives said data storage was their top workload deployed in the cloud today.

“These findings underscore the importance of cloud adoption for modernising IT processes, improving operational efficiencies and increasing business agility,” Commvault said in a statement.

Through the strategic partnership, Commvault and Google Cloud expect to delivered the aforementioned business agility and efficiency through the enablement of a suite of services that will help enterprises to transform their businesses by deploying a single solution for holistic data management, including data backup, recovery, management and e-discovery across on-premises, Google Cloud Platform and other cloud environments.

Adam Massey, Director of Strategic Technology Partnerships, Google Cloud, said: “Our enterprise customers are looking for support for their migration strategies to Google Cloud Platform.

“And with that comes a requirement for comprehensive data protection. Commvault will help our customers accelerate their migration by making it easier and faster to move data to Google Cloud Platform.”

Robert Hammer, Chairman, President and CEO, Commvault, said: “Enterprise customers need flexibility to ensure high availability and reduced risk across their entire data infrastructure, which is why we support so many cloud storage options.

“Our analytics on cloud usage and recent surveys continue to reinforce the increasing need for the Google Cloud Platform as a high performance, flexible and reliable option for customers.

“Through the power of the Commvault Data Platform, we’re helping enterprise customers in both the public and private sectors take advantage of the capabilities of Google Cloud Platform as they continue on their multi-cloud journey.”