The Value of the Active Archive – The Make-Up of a Leader, Again

Posted 24 November 2014 2:31 PM by Commvault

Gartner claims that by 2019, 75% of organizations will treat archived data as an active and “nearline” data source[1]. This changing shape of Enterprise Information Archiving (EIA) means that organizations no longer want their archived content in a separate repository. Instead, they desire a living, breathing collection of content that delivers greater levels of accessibility and availability, especially when it comes to meeting compliance and eDiscovery requirements.

These are just some of the findings outlined in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving – a new report which positions CommVault®, for the second year in a row, as a market “leader.” The Gartner report objectively evaluates EIA vendors who offer organizations solutions for compliance and eDiscovery while reducing primary storage costs.

In fact, solutions to meet these challenges have never been more needed – making this report both very relevant and timely. Just read the headlines. Morgan Stanley. UBS. Warburg. Target. Even the IRS. Each of these cases is famous for archiving fails or non-compliance. As a result, the importance of EIA has jumped to new heights in IT’s strategic plan.

To help, the new Gartner report provides a valuable dive into the key players in the EIA market today and the strengths offered by each. For CommVault, Gartner recognized the value of Simpana® OnePass™ technology, which collects archive and backup data in a single action. It also points to the benefits of the Simpana ContentStore, which delivers a single, central repository for data that can be centrally managed and searched. In effect, Simpana software offers the active archive that Gartner says organizations increasingly need.

It’s true… CommVault may be well known for backup, but we deliver a whole lot more. We’re solving problems in the area of information management in a way that no one else is, with a single platform that can collect, manage and access your company’s most strategic asset…its data.

But I’d like to invite you to read about the competitive differences in the EIA market yourself. Download the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving, and then, if you are seeking more information on selection criteria for your email archive, I’d also like to share this Email Archiving Checklist. It offers a comprehensive list of features to consider before making your archive purchase.

[1] 2014 Gartner Enterprise Information Archiving Magic Quadrant