By Matthew Johnston
This week Commvault was awarded the “Best Data Management” solution at NetworkWorld Asia’s Singapore Information Management Awards 2018. We owe our success to customers and partners who have entrusted us to serve as #DataExperts, helping them navigate through the trenches and uphill slopes of today’s data-driven economy.
Although proud to return to the lectern just one year from our last win, there were two important things that had occurred to me in that short period of time. First, business priorities and strategies have evolved dramatically. Harnessing large volumes of data is not the issue keeping business leaders up at night; instead, it’s the complex regulatory landscape and increasingly sophisticated threats.
Managing data across multiple environments, while addressing these issues, is simply not enough – data needs to be protected more than ever before.
Second, even in the face of this business change, it is only because we listened to our customers and partners experiencing this change that we were able to humbly accept this award. We understand that the digital landscape is diversifying and what were once simple problems have grown to become complex business threats. At Commvault, our job is to solve these problems, threats and more to make operations much simpler for customers. As we also did more than two decades ago, we have continued to innovate. And last year we launched the Commvault HyperScaleTM technology – powerful and cloud-ready data infrastructure offerings that help our customers achieve on-premises simplicity, elasticity, resiliency, flexibility and scale for managing secondary data.
We have made it a priority to strengthen our relationships with partners with the end-goal of building a robust ecosystem that delivers comprehensive, industry-grade data management solutions to organizations of all sizes and across all industries. We continue to expand on these partnerships, just as we recently did with Microsoft Office 365, to concertedly address a key challenge that end user customers are investing in – data protection capabilities. Today we also have strong partnerships with the biggest cloud platforms in the industry to offer native cloud storage integration, and meet our customers’ needs in the cloud.
We are humbled to receive this award and it has motivated us to continue doing right by those that rely on us each day, no matter what new problems or threats may emerge. Together we will continue to serve as data experts, supporting our customers and partners as they manage, utilize and protect their most strategic assets – data.