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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
It's hard to believe that a year has passed already, but it's once again time for Gartner's report on their perspective of the world of enterprise information archiving (EIA). It looks like vendor placements in this year's Magic Quadrant (MQ)1 were influenced by several emerging trends including on-premise and SaaS archive clouds, social media and the stronger links between archive and eDiscovery use cases.
A lot has happened in the archiving market in the past 12 months. HP bought Autonomy, which had just acquired both the CA Information Governance business and Iron Mountain shortly before. It's my guess that this is what propelled the company past Symantec in their positioning this year. In the meantime, Symantec acquired Clearwell to improve its aging eDiscovery solution, and then also launched its own cloud service based on LiveOffice. IBM has been busy trying to integrate all its products for improved cohesion. And pure play cloud providers like Proofpoint have emerged to take advantage of the cloud hype and operational cost optimization model.
So how does CommVault play in all this and where are we positioned? As a Challenger in the quadrant, CommVault believes that Gartner recognizes our ability to execute in the EIA space. Simpana® software continues to be the only single platform solution that can compete with disjointed and fragmented solutions in this age of market consolidation. I believe that CommVault has maintained its position because the company is keeping pace with market demand and technology innovation, resulting in net new customers and greater industry recognition. As one of the few solutions on the MQ that was engineered and built from the ground up for the defined purpose of managing data, Simpana software's single platform approach continues to stack up well against what are typically two to five different products from the same competing vendor in a typical archive and discovery use-case. Simpana software offers a unified and integrated method for consolidating not only data management processes but also the long-term retention of data down to a single place to store data, a single method of processing data and a single place to search and recover data. Our archive mantra is simple:
If your end goal is to reduce the cost of long-term data retention, there has never been a better time to see just how efficient the Simpana archive software solution really is.
What steps are you taking to reduce the cost of long-term data retention?
1 Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving" by Sheila Childs, Kenneth Chin and Debra Logan, Dec. 6, 2011.
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