Enter your email address:
Delivered by FeedBurner
Previous Blog Posts
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
If indeed we are judged by the company we keep, I'm especially pleased with the folks we've been hanging out with lately. Today, we're making a joint announcement with Hitachi on the new Hitachi Data Protection Suite 8.0 powered by CommVault. This announcement shows the strength of our long-standing, global OEM partnership while also reinforcing the underlying benefits of our unified approach to data management.
As Eric-Jan Schmidt, VP of corporate marketing for Hitachi Data Systems, says, this new software release can solve data protection problems with "one platform, one common technology engine and one dashboard in one comprehensive solution." It's clear "the power of one" – our singular approach to information management – resonates with industry leaders striving to help their customers protect more information, reduce storage CAPEX and OPEX as well as simplify overall operations.
Hitachi Data Systems is a trusted supplier to many enterprises worldwide and together we can deliver world-class turnkey solutions with unparalleled value and functionality. The launch of HDPS v8 is sure to accelerate their land grab in the growing secondary disk and data management software markets. It's a compelling value proposition. Instead of a myriad of inefficient, multi-vendor point products, HDS customers now can buy their end-to-end storage and data management from a single vendor with a solution that includes critical embedded features like block based dedupe, virtual server management, eDiscovery, laptop protection and archiving.
But don't take my word for it: see what Christophe Bertrand, senior director of platform product marketing at HDS, is saying about the new platform in his latest blog post.
In addition to our announcement with Hitachi, we'll also be flexing our unified platform muscle this week at Microsoft's 2009 Tech Ed conference. Here we'll have a chance to remind folks of how our software tightly integrates with key Microsoft applications, providing better information management for Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Exchange 2007, SQL Server, SharePoint Server 2007 and Active Directory.
I love telling customers how Microsoft's own developers use CommVault software in their lab environment to safeguard SQL and Exchange data. This high-level endorsement was instrumental in helping us gain an early foothold in large Microsoft environments. Today, our strong partnership with Microsoft has fortified solutions for our joint customers, enabling them to take advantage of enhanced data management capabilities and new benefits, including electronic records management, tight integration with the Microsoft FAST indexing engine, data reduction, along with block-level deduplication for Exchange Server 2007 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 across all backup and archive copies.
Of course, CommVault's global channel community plays a major role in our continuing momentum as their advocacy has gone a long way in proving CommVault's unified data management platform delivers much better performance and economics than disparate point-product solutions. Our channel has wholeheartedly embraced Simpana 8 software and sees the clear-cut competitive differentiators in newly introduced features, such as embedded, block-level deduplication and dedupe-to-tape.
In future posts, I'll go into more detail about new global partner programs and expanded OEM relationships that are further harnessing the collective power of our worldwide community of partners to drive universal change and accelerate customer ROI. Clearly, there's strength in numbers, with the Power of One being the strongest of them all.
What's your take? I'm eager to hear how unified data management would help your business.
Please note that your comments will be sent directly to the author of this blog, and will be published upon approval per CommVault's comment policy.
The content of this blog reflects the thoughts and opinions of the author, and does not represent the thoughts, opinions, plans or strategies of CommVault Systems, Inc. ("CommVault") and CommVault undertakes no obligation to update, correct or modify any statements made by the author of this blog. Any and all third party links provided by this blog are not affiliated with, nor endorsed by, CommVault.