One of the unique things about Commvault as a software company is that everything is made in-house. Unlike some other vendors I could mention, Commvault hasn’t put together the Simpana® platform by purchasing a slew of products and duct taping them together. It’s all built from the ground up as a unified solution across multiple functional areas.
We’re very proud of that, but that doesn’t mean we can do everything ourselves! Nobody can. So a second part of our approach has always been a strong focus on partners, whether in the channel or as technology partners. But these partnerships aren’t always as well-known as they might be. A case in point is our partnership with HP.
Now HP hardly needs any introduction: one of the all-time great technology companies, they are ubiquitous across organizations. I doubt anyone in an IT job hasn’t come across HP one way or another, whether in servers, storage, printers, services or any of the many other things they do well.
Commvault has partnered with HP around their storage and tape solutions, both on primary storage as well as secondary backup and archive tiers, to re-think how data is managed, protected and accessed. We work with HP to provide snapshot recovery management, disk-to-disk backup, file and email archive, and tape export across a range of HP hardware products. The technology teams from both companies have been busy creating joint reference architectures and design documents across multiple areas. I’ll be writing separate blogs in the coming weeks around some of these documented designs, but for now I want to point you to a brochure that provides an overview look at our joint solutions.
And at the same time, I want to invite you to a webinar Commvault will be hosting along with HP on March 4 at 1 p.m. EST (we’ll be recording for those in inconvenient time zones). We’ll be providing an overview of our joint solutions, discussing both technical details as well as user benefits. Future webinars will offer more drill-down into specific topic areas that are covered in the solution architectures, such as protecting Exchange or Oracle.
You can register for the webinar now. We’re really doing a lot of exciting things with HP, and it’s about time we started letting the world know!