Commvault GO Day One: The New Commvault

By Miranda Foster

Commvault GO 2019 attendees had a “super” start to their day as professional stunt performers Chloe Bruce and Bobby Holland Hanton shared their amazing feats of choreographed fighting. Then we wasted no time in showing attendees we are More Than Ready to provide data management solutions that give the innovation, freedom and choice needed to protect, control, manage and use data – no matter where it resides.

Delivering his first-ever Commvault GO keynote, CEO and President Sanjay Sanjay Mirchandani talked about “Data Brain” – the place where data and storage meet – and how Commvault is the indispensable link between the cloud and data. During his speech, he was joined by Rob Kaloustian, who gave an overview of Metallic, followed by Avinash Lakshman as he discussed Commvault Distributed Storage’s (formerly known as Hedvig)’s role in the unification of storage and data management. Sanjay covered the big announcements of the day – see the details in the press releases:

  • Gartner Magic Quadrant – Gartner positioned Commvault furthest for completeness of vision in the Leaders quadrant and highest for ability to execute in the entire Magic Quadrant. This is the eighth consecutive time Commvault has been named a Leader in this Gartner market evaluation for backup and recovery.
  • Activate  – Rich product and experience enhancements have been made to Commvault Activate™, our data insights and governance solution.
  • Commvault Distributed Storage – New capabilities expand Commvault Distributed Storage’s value and use cases and demonstrate how Commvault Distributed Storage will enable Commvault to realize the unification of storage and data management.

Rounding out the sessions were presentations by: Commvault customer Kira Blackwell of NASA ITech; industry analyst Dave Bartoletti of Forrester; and partner presentations by HPE’s Chris Powers and Rick Hegberg of NetApp. The morning closed with a performance by the University of Colorado’s acapella group, the Buffoons.

The GO Village gave attendees access to more than 100 technical and business sessions, real-life hands-on labs and use case workshops. For those in need of some decompression, the rock wall provided a high climbing adrenaline rush and the Dog Therapy Park gave folks some much needed puppy love. The day ended with our first-ever 5K Fun Run and ancillary events.

Look for more news from Commvault GO on Wednesday.