By Sanjay Mirchandani
Data management is anything but boring. Since joining Commvault nearly a year ago, I’ve seen a lot of movement as our peers large and small have looked for ways to enhance their innovation in hopes of gaining share. The most recent example being Thursday’s purchase of Veeam by a private equity firm.
As a CEO in this space, I’m excited as today’s news is further validation of the industry we’re in, and the value we provide our customers who need to protect, control, manage and use their most important asset – their data. However, and I say this with the confidence of a former CIO, news like this also raises a lot of questions for existing customers who want to know what this means for them.
Now is not the time to wrestle with uncertainty. Businesses are moving faster than ever to seize new opportunities. As a result, CIOs and IT professionals today are grappling with the growth, complexity and fragmentation of their data across multiple generations of infrastructure, applications and point solutions. All while striving to embrace the flexibility, scalability and promise of hybrid and multi-cloud environments to pursue these opportunities. The last thing they need to worry about is whether their vendor has the longevity to weather a major change like this. And, they most certainly cannot risk disrupting their business’s data needs.
So, while the data management market is quickly evolving, I believe more than ever that Commvault is the most steady, trusted and proven vendor in the industry. We’ve been in business more than 20 years and we have many customers who have depended on us since day one. That is the longevity and confidence that companies look for when choosing a partner to entrust with their data.
We also have the industry’s most powerful and comprehensive data protection solution, as demonstrated by the fact that both Gartner and Forrester have named Commvault a Leader in Backup and Recovery. Our laser focus on innovation and dedication to responsible growth have provided us with a rock-solid foundation to build upon. This includes continually investing in our industry-recognized portfolio; our new Metallic SaaS offering; and our acquisition of Commvault Distributed Storage (formerly known as Hedvig).
So, while we continue to see evolution in this market, including acquisitions and shake-ups, I assure you that our proven staying power in the industry, unwavering customer-first focus and investment in innovation will enable you to stay ahead of the curve for years to come. Don’t hesitate to contact us if we can help.
Sanjay Mirchandani is Commvault’s President and CEO.