Commvault, Metallic Customer Momentum Surges During Strong Quarter

By Janet Giesen

Metallic has been rocking and rolling this past quarter—from launching Metallic Cloud Storage Service to rolling out three new hybrid cloud subscription types and expanding availability into some EMEA countries, there has been a ton of momentum. And that includes welcoming new customers into the Metallic fold and telling their stories. Here are a few awesome customer examples:


Parsons had been using PC Backup for years, but had to make a hard switch when Linux and Macintosh support became necessary. They quickly discovered that Metallic Endpoint Backup & Recovery met all their requirements—and then some.

Benjamin Roper, Enterprise Backup and Recovery Specialist at Parsons, and his team also spent less time managing Metallic because of the “set it and forget it” design and ease of maintenance. “It runs in the background and it’s something that you install and then forget about.”


Automotive manufacturer Linamar recently made the shift from Microsoft® Exchange on-premises to cloud-based Office 365 for its 7,000+ users around the world and their current tape-based backup solution didn’t support it. On all levels of the corporation, there was strong motivation to minimize the costs and administrative time needed to support tape backup and find a cost-effective alternative.

“It wouldn’t have been possible without the Commvault support and development teams,” according to Kristian Smith, a Manager of Technical Services & Support at Linamar. “We’re more efficient in all of our backups for Office 365 because it’s in a single pane of glass.”

Juma al Majid

Juma al Majid (JAM), a well-known, large family holding company in the United Arab Emirates, has a vast presence across multiple sectors including Construction, Travel, Properties and Trading, to name a few, as well as the regional trading rights to global brands such as Samsung and the Hyundai group. After a deep technical evaluation, JAM decided to expand into Metallic because they found it simple to access and easy to manage their Office365 footprint, which aligns with their senior leadership strategy to migrate all systems to the cloud and reduce the inhouse infrastructure to as little as possible. 


Another customer, Yossi Gross, VP IT, CIO at Israeli company BDO, had this to say: “Metallic is an advanced SaaS product that gives BDO a unified solution for the automation of all backup and recovery processes in Office365 applications. We discovered an innovative and simple interface when it comes to setting up and management which allows us to backup a number of services from our O365 cloud and includes, among other things, data search and transfer capabilities to the cloud, between clouds, or from the cloud to the BDO website as needed. Metallic is an easy-to-learn, easy-to-implement and easy-to-use solution.”

Other customers who have jumped on board with Metallic include Merck & Co, Harel Insurance, Redder, Nevada Department of Transportation, and SANO International Ltd.

This is just scratching the surface. With yesterday’s announcement of even more geographic expansion of Metallic in 9 more countries in EMEA, and our continued portfolio expansion, I’m ecstatic about how we are helping customers on their SaaS journey and looking forward to sharing more customer successes. Our broader Commvault portfolio hasn’t been resting on its laurels either; read on to hear from our CRO, Riccardo Di Blasio, about how our customers are achieving great things with data.

Commvault Kicks Into High Gear

The record quarter we announced today is a compelling indication of the momentum we’ve made in the market, and that’s reflected in the value we bring to our customers around the globe. We’re fortunate to have industry-leading—and vocal— global customers on our roster. Check out some of last quarter’s highlights below.

Our partnership with marquee customers like National Australia Bank reaffirms our ability to provide the flexibility and choice customers need. Our technology is supporting National Australia Bank in their multi-cloud strategy and providing the capability to migrate and protect workloads at the speed needed to hit their goal of migrating 1000 apps to the cloud in 1000 days.

Additionally, Commvault counts UKFast among its customers. UKFast is one of the largest cloud service providers in the UK. It protects a massive scale of enterprise data in its own cloud platform. But with 1.2 petabytes of backup data, the legacy backup solution just could not scale and handle the new technologies for hypervisors and cloud.

With Commvault Complete Data Protection, UKFast now has a single pane of glass to efficiently manage 990,000 backups per month with zero downtime. The Commvault solution also helped UKFast to quickly restore data for customers and improve their online experience.

This quarter, Commvault also locked in CCL New Zealand, Université de Strasbourg, Levi Strauss & Co, and United Arab Bank.

Together, Metallic and Commvault have demonstrated incredible momentum for the quarter, and we’re proud to welcome these customers to the family.