How Commvault Enhances ‘The World’s Computer’ (Azure)

Is a Focus of Microsoft Sponsorship at Commvault GO

By Randy De Meno

While Azure is often referred to by Microsoft as “the world’s computer,” organizations around the globe buying into this premise are looking for ways to accelerate and optimize their use of Azure. This means finding the most effective ways to get their data into Azure and gain added business value, while keeping it secure and accessible.

20-plus years of joint engineering and joint leadership leads to proven best practices

With a relationship that spans more than 20 years, it’s the use of each other’s technology that has led to joint best practices, scalability and innovative use of Azure. While Commvault leverages Microsoft platforms to deliver industry-leading, heterogeneous data management and protection, Microsoft continues to put Commvault to use to protect and manage some of its most demanding workloads.  Many of these best practices and shared technology advances will be on display in sessions throughout Commvault GO, which runs Oct. 14-16 in Denver.

Accelerating the move of complex workloads to Azure  

Regardless of the workload or where it needs to live, Commvault can get it there quickly and securely. Over the past year, joint engineering has led to Long-Term-Retention (LTR) for Azure PaaS Open Source databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL and MariaDB), enterprise-grade recovery for SAP HANA (including the release of the revised joint whitepaper), and added value for Office 365, AS/400 support and more. 

All of this and more will be the focus of the Microsoft Update sessions taking place at GO at 1 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. I am sharing the sessions with two key Microsoft experts, Ben Di Qual (Principal Program Manager for Azure Storage), and Jon Guriel (Cloud Infrastructure Specialist). 

You will see the latest advances in action and learn about new options to take more of your data to Azure – and take it there with confidence.  Additionally, details behind announcements of new joint efforts between Microsoft and Commvault will be shared. The sessions will include live Q&A as well.

Office 365: Migrating, managing and protecting your productivity tools and their data

Not all Office 365 data management and/or protection solutions are built the same: Making sure all data related to Office 365 is searchable – along with all other data across the enterprise – is critical to adhere to compliance requirements and that legal eDiscovery requests can be quickly met. 

Commvault leads the market with its comprehensive data migration and management for Office 365. Several Office 365 sessions take place at Commvault GO, including:

  • “How To Protect And Enhance Your Investments In Office 365™, Exchange, And Sharepoint” (12:15 p.m. on Tuesday)
  • “Why The IRONMAN Triathlon Is Like A Microsoft Office 365 And Cloud Implementation” (11:30 a.m. on Wednesday)
  • “Prevent The Unexpected Inability To Recover From A Microsoft Office 365 Data Loss” (3:15 p.m. on Wednesday)

Hockey Helping Kids and more of Microsoft and Commvault giving back

The Commvault Ice Hockey Team enters our 20th season, helping raise awareness and funds amassing more than $1.8 million for local children’s charities throughout North America. By joining forces with Microsoft, other sponsors, NHL teams, NHL Alumni and members of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team, Hockey Helping Kids has fostered a culture of philanthropy, partnership and inclusion.

Whether you skate or not, join 14-year NHL veteran Dennis Maruk, USA Olympic Gold Medalists Colleen Coyne and Tara Mounsey, and our partners that support this program in a special GO session at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Learn how you too can participate in helping our youth be more than ready for the challenges they may face.

Microsoft’s leadership will be on display throughout GO this year. Be sure to catch all the Microsoft sessions over the two days at GO 2019.