CommVault Simpana Software Wins Best of Tech-Ed Award for Backup and Recovery

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— Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Azure, AD and Virtualization Integration Earns CommVault Top Honors at Microsoft Tech-Ed 2011 —

CommVault (NASDAQ: CVLT) — OCEANPORT, NJ — May 26, 2011
News Facts

  • CommVault® Simpana® 9 software has been named the winner of the Backup and Recovery category in the Best of Tech-Ed 2011 awards program produced by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Magazine, DevProConnections and SharePoint Pro.
  • The Best of Tech-Ed 2011 awards recognize companies that offer the industry's most innovative products. Judges reviewed 334 products and services submitted for the award and chose 48 finalists to be interviewed at the Microsoft Tech-Ed North America 2011 conference in Atlanta, Georgia on May 16, 2011. Winners were announced at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, May 18.
  • According to Jason Bovberg, Senior Editor of Windows IT Pro, "Simpana [software] has evolved into a comprehensive, one-stop suite of data-protection functionality, and version 9 brings an impressive array of new features to the table. New 'universal de-duplication,' snapshot protection, and fast-migration options – as well as smooth Exchange/SharePoint and VMware/Hyper-V virtualization integration – push CommVault into the winners' circle."
  • A full list of winners and product descriptions can be found on the Windows IT Prowebsite.


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CommVault's® Simpana® 9 for Microsoft Platforms

  • Simpana 9 software is the foundation for modern data management and allows users to better manage information assets, recover and search data more quickly, and ultimately save money over loosely integrated, legacy solutions. CommVault has optimized Simpana 9 software in order to protect data and information assets wherever they reside; physical, virtual, and in the cloud. Simpana software delivers a truly unified approach that helps users accelerate performance, improve efficiency and lower cost.
  • The Windows Server 2008 R2 certified and Hyper-V accredited Simpana 9 software is a single software platform that enables data protection, active-archiving, granular backup and recovery, deduplication and content search and indexing for Windows, Windows Server, Hyper-V and applications residing in Windows environments. CommVault software can also assist customers in migrating from UNIX, Linux and Netware to Windows as a heterogeneous data backed up and archived by CommVault can be restored to Windows.

Supporting Quotes
Jason Bovberg, Senior Editor of Windows IT Pro

  • "We narrowed down a list of more than 300 products this year to 48 extremely deserving finalists—an honor in itself," said Jason Bovberg, Senior Editor ofWindows IT Pro. "All 48 finalists represent highly distinguished products and services in their categories. We love all these products! But through our research and show-floor interview process, we managed to choose this year's winners. Our 2011 Best of Best of Tech-Ed winners stand apart from the pack, either offering an edge in product functionality, boasting enhanced feature sets in new versions, or introducing innovative technology," remarked Bovberg. Winners were chosen based on their innovation, strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage, and exceptional value to customers."

Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist, Windows Products & Microsoft Partnerships, CommVault
  • "It is an honor to be recognized by the Microsoft community as the best backup and recovery platform. This award affirms CommVault's commitment to providing customers with a modern approach to data management through a tightly integrated blend of snapshot, replication and persistent copies that are secure, deduplicated, managed, and accessible through a single, unified platform."

Karl Dittman, Business Development Director, Microsoft Corporation
  • "For more than a decade, CommVault and Microsoft have partnered to develop data management solutions for the Windows platform. Microsoft congratulates CommVault for earning the 2011 Best of Tech-Ed award for Backup and Recovery and we look forward to our continued collaboration on simple, yet powerful products that provide heterogeneous data management to our customers."


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