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Monday, November 08, 2010
Gartner has released its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving and we believe it represents a milestone achievement for CommVault.
What's noteworthy about this year's analysis is that it examines archiving from a much broader perspective, as opposed to being focused exclusively on e-mail data as in years past.
Here at CommVault, we believe our placement in the Challengers' quadrant is a testament to Simpana software's unique blend of solution-oriented capabilities, very strong engineering heritage and overall product strategy which is focused on pushing the boundaries of common archive thinking. This was certainly the mantra of Simpana 8 that we believe prompted our placement in this current Magic Quadrant. Now with the launch and availability of Simpana 9, we've raised the bar yet again to deliver real world archiving solutions that are both visionary and deliver outstanding return on investment. Watch this space on Gartner's next analysis!
So, why is this report so important? The Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving is the industry benchmark for comparing archiving vendors. Indeed, a major reason for our favorable position is the breadth of our customer deployments. But perhaps more importantly, we feel our positioning in this report reflects the power and unique, differentiated perspective of CommVault's vision.
As a Challenger, our goal is not to compete on an apples-to-apples basis. Differentiation is one of the key things that makes CommVault so successful. The Leaders and other key competitors in the Quadrant have acquired so many different companies and products in order to build a complete offering that what they've delivered to customers has turned out to be an integration nightmare. In contrast, through our own development efforts, we have an extremely high amount of control over our product, so much so that we can deliver and maintain a truly unified solution that specifically addresses customer needs.
As a Challenger, CommVault offers an integrated, single-code platform for enterprise information archiving. The other companies have attained their position by acquisition of disparate solutions that in the majority of cases don't play well together. Since retention, access and economics play a central role in all archiving requirements, a software solution that integrates policy, seamless search and recovery, in a cost effective, highly efficient manner, is essential. Moreover, heterogeneous Deduplication technology from source to target means CommVault's space and cost savings is truly the best available today. To me, this indicates that disjointed, first-generation archiving products that have been bolted together or that fundamentally lack innovation due to minimal R&D investment and focus, simply won't cut it in today's world of diverse data and information management requirements. Instead, only a unified, purpose built solution like Simpana software can meet and exceed customer requirements. As such, we're confident that with this latest analysis, we're one step closer to acheiving a place in the Leaders quadrant. We believe that we are the Challenger to really watch out for. Please let me know what you think about the developments in the archive market, as well as your views on Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant.
To read the press release on CommVault's positioning in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving click here. To find out more about Simpana 9 Archiving and Information Governance solutions, visit http://www.commvault.com/information-governance.html.
This Magic Quadrant graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research note and should be evaluated in the context of the entire report. The Gartner report is available upon request from CommVault.
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