There’s Ready – And Then There’s Future Ready

By Sandra Hamilton

We’re all settling into life during a pandemic, and as promised last quarter, Commvault has rallied to make “the new normal” efficient, effective and seamless. Now we’re taking it a step further when it comes to helping our customers become future ready — meaning that they’re equipped to handle their challenges today, tomorrow and beyond.

Commvault is working with customers at every stage of their cloud journey, from those just kicking off to organizations deep into execution of a multi-cloud strategy; in short, we’re meeting our customers where they are and helping them get where they need to be. To support this effort, Commvault entered into a strategic agreement with Microsoft to deliver SaaS and cloud technology for data management.

Ronald Dowden, IT Unit Director for Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and a customer of both Microsoft and Commvault, had this to say: “Commvault was one of our first big success stories with leveraging cloud providers … it’s one of the things I point out to other providers looking to move into the future and work with us to deliver the technologies we’re looking for. It’s seamless integration with cloud, not third-party tools to make it work.”

JHU was able to leverage the native cloud architecture that Commvault provided to integrate with Microsoft Azure blob storage and send a copy of its library out to Azure. JHU has more than 4.5 petabytes in Azure and sends about 70 terabytes a day. Commvault enabled JHU to reduce its capital purchases and footprints in remote data centers.

Commvault CEO Sanjay Mirchandani talks all things healthcare and research data readiness with Johns Hopkins IT Unit Director, Ron Dowden, including the challenges facing the rapidly-changing IT landscape, adapting to the new normal and how accelerating the journey to cloud – and multi-cloud – is more important than ever before.

Rural Servicios Informaticos is FutureReady with Commvault

Rural Servicios Informaticos (RSI) is the Caja Rural Group company responsible for the group’s strategy concerning management of the information available at associated rural savings banks. With more than three decades of experience in Spanish banking, RSI now offers services to more than eight million customers who make millions of transactions each. 

“Commvault opens up a lot of new opportunities for us. It has already improved and simplified regulatory compliance and we are testing Microsoft Office 365 for email in the cloud with Commvault HyperScale software potentially supporting our backup needs,” said Marian Moro Garrido, Head of Storage Management department, RSI.

State of Oregon deploys intelligent data management

The State of Oregon Data Center Services (DCS) supports state, city and county agencies with data management and disaster recovery. To meet data needs, DCS needed a centralized platform equipped for reporting and self-service access in order to provide a comprehensive backup as a service. As data scaled from nine petabytes to 63 petabytes, DCS has been able to manage growing volumes with Commvault. Today Commvault HyperScale software with HPE Apollo Servers delivers smart storage optimization and improved performance for efficient operations via cloud-like services on-premises. 

“Customers are at that jumping-off point with cloud services,” says Brian Swick, backup services engineer and team lead for DCS.  “I continue to look at competitive products from data protection vendors but have yet to find a product that provides the scope of support and services in data protection and data recovery that Commvault’s does.”

This is just the beginning for Future Ready

Worldwide, Commvault is also working with JD Finance out of China, as well as Sescam, Randstad Global IT Solutions and VAR Group S.p.A out of EMEA and CSL Behring out of North America.

It’s full steam ahead for Commvault – we look forward to sharing more stories and showcasing how our customers are future ready!

Sandra Hamilton is Commvault’s VP, Customer Success.