IT-Lifeline Embraces CommVault's Seamless Integration with Amazon Web Services to Drive New Cloud-based Recovery as a Service

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—Leading MSP Leverages Simpana Software's Integrated Cloud Connector to Support Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Service on Amazon Web Services—

CommVault (NASDAQ: CVLT) — OCEANPORT, NJ — December 6, 2011

News Facts

  • IT-Lifeline, a leading business recovery service provider, is using CommVault® Simpana® 9 software to fuel the delivery of a new cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) service designed to transform how mid-sized organizations buy, deploy and use IT DR services.
  • IT-Lifeline's new BLACKCLOUD® Edge service takes advantage of Simpana software's seamless integration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide a secure DR cloud that costs customers up to 50 percent less than traditionaldisaster recovery services.
  • Simpana software's integrated source side deduplication, data encryption andcloud integration transparently and securely moves on-premises backup and archive data into, and out of, Amazon's cloud, which is critical to the MSP from an implementation and support perspective. As a result, IT-Lifeline can scale its new service rapidly and economically without overburdening IT resources.
  • According to IT-Lifeline, because of Simpana software's single platform approach to data management, the organization can provide heightened data security, compliance features and keep administrative costs low so additional savings can be passed along to customers.
  • By taking advantage of AWS' scalable cloud infrastructure and CommVault's market-leading data management software, IT-Lifeline predicts that BLACKCLOUD Edge will become its fastest growing service and double the size of its business within two years.


@CommVault and @goblackcloud deliver industry-leading #cloud #DR

CommVault and Amazon Deliver Industry-Leading Cloud DR

  • According to IT-Lifeline, CommVault's singular platform and integrated functionality, including Managed Backup, Recovery, Archive, and Replication, enables their ability to meet customers' evolving recovery requirements as needs dictate.
  • Additionally, the ability to deploy both source-side deduplication and encryption together helps IT-Lifeline reduce storage-related costs as well as secure data in-flight or at rest within the storage cloud.
  • With CommVault's next-generation virtual server protection, such as VMware Cloud Director integration, the MSP can extend protection of its VMware software-based cloud service without labor-intensive and time-consuming provisioning and management. Moreover, CommVault's SnapProtect technology permits safeguarding thousands of virtual machines.
  • Simpana software's role-based access control, integrated reporting and chargeback capabilities further streamlines administration while facilitating faster time to revenue with BLACKCLOUD Edge.

Supporting Quotes
Matthew Gerber, CEO for IT-Lifeline:

  • "Data security is the big issue in migrating customers to the cloud. We allay concerns by explaining the levels of compliance AWS has achieved along with CommVault's ability to encrypt all the data stored in the cloud. We absolutely lower mid-market barriers of entry to the cloud as the first company to offer this level of enterprise-class DR."
  • "It was clear that CommVault was more cloud-ready than its competitors. CommVault has a more forward-looking cloud vision with its Simpana software cloud connector, which provided an easier, better and faster way to bring our new service to market. CommVault also has a fabulous presence in the mid-market, which means they really know best how to service this customer segment."
  • "With CommVault, we have access to sales and support tools that enable us to do a better job of servicing our customers. In picking our technology partners, we picked two leaders in their respective markets: Building a new recovery service with these market leaders will keep us out front."
Eric Thompson, Solutions Architect for IT-Lifeline:
  • "As a service provider, we want to keep our administrative costs low and pass those savings to our customers. CommVault offers more features and functionality in a cohesive solution that will give us the ability to scale in ways we couldn't before."
  • "CommVault does something very few companies can by offering source-side dedupe and encryption together. IBM, for instance, does one or the other but not both."
  • "Technologically, Simpana software is the best fit for our BLACKCLOUD Edge service and it's the best fit for our customers. Simpana is the best of both worlds—it will enable us to grow and scale as an MSP and technically, and it's the right approach for our customers."


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