CommVault Simpana 9 Software Grabs the Top Spot in DCIG 2011 Virtual Server Backup Software Buyer's Guide

Posted 14 December 2010 8:33 PM by Commvault

— CommVault Surpasses All Other Software Providers in Earning Highest Score for Overall Functionality & Best-in-Class Management Capabilities in Third-Party Industry Evaluation of Virtual Server Protection Software —

CommVault (NASDAQ: CVLT) — OCEANPORT, NJ — December 14, 2010
News Facts

  • CommVault® Simpana® 9 software has garnered the No. 1 ranking in an independent industry guide to evaluating virtual server protection software, which was published by research firm DCIG on December 14, 2010.
  • According to the report, CommVault received "Best in Class" honors for overall functionality in comparison to other solutions in the market, across seven categories encompassing technology, management, backup, restore, deduplication, media and support. CommVault outranked offerings from legacy software providers, including EMC, Symantec, CA and IBM, as well as point-level virtualization software vendors, such as Veeam.
  • CommVault also received a "Best in Class" designation in the virtual server management category. DCIG cited Simpana software as a "stand out" in this category, as the majority of other top-ranked vendors didn't offer the same level of management features and functionality.
  • The DCIG 2011 Virtual Server Backup Software Buyer's Guide evaluated 24 vendors that provide virtual server protection software. The findings were based on responses to 130 questions and end-user interviews that scored and ranked features according to those considered critical to customers today.


@CommVault earns 'Best in Class' ranking in @dciginc Virtual Server Backup software buyer's guide

CommVault Enables Businesses to Accelerate Virtual Server Adoption and Reap Dramatic Cost Savings

  • As today's data centers rapidly transition to modern, virtualized architectures, enterprises face significant challenges, including increasing data storage complexity, exploding information growth, regulatory requirements and highly mobile workforces.
  • CommVault, and its award winning Simpana software, is recognized for its ability to enable automated and scalable virtual data centers with a modern data and information management approach. Uniquely, CommVault drives down complexity with a single backup application approach for virtual and physical server environments that helps to substantially reduce corporate risk, improve IT operations and lower costs.
  • CommVault SnapProtect™ technology integrates intelligent application agents with leading hardware array-based snapshots to eliminate legacy streaming-backup approaches while providing rapid protection and recovery of up to thousands of VMs. Real-world tests revealed that Simpana software can protect 500 VMs in 17 minutes.
  • Simpana software also streamlines the management of ever-increasing VMs with automated discovery and auto-protection of file servers as well as integrated file-, volume- and VM-level recovery with multiple recovery points per day.
  • With its single-platform, modular approach to data management, CommVault further reduces the cost and complexity of moving backup and archive data to a tier of cloud-based storage solutions.

Supporting Quotes

  • "CommVault is unique in our approach to modernizing data management with a single application for managing sprawl, scalability and backup and recovery across both physical and virtual server environments," says David West, vice president of marketing and business development for CommVault. "Both customers and analysts have responded favorably to our Simpana 9 software enhancements, and DCIG's ' Best in Class' ranking further affirms that we're gaining significant momentum in leading the industry by solving tough business problems with proven solutions that lower costs, reduce risk and improve operations."

  • "Our latest buyer's guide is the result of an extensive efforts evaluating different vendors' solutions and talking to end-users to provide an insider's look at the virtual server backup landscape," says Jerome Wendt, president and lead analyst of DCIG Inc. "In doing so, it became apparent that CommVault really stood out in delivering both the features and functionality that end-users determined were most important in meeting their emerging business requirements."


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