CommVault: PartnerAdvantage Program for Storage MSPs
CommVault, a backup software provider, has formed the PartnerAdvantage Service Provider Program for its North American service provider, system integrator and hosting partners. The goal is to help partners deliver cloud services like data protection and archiving. The PartnerAdvantage Service Provider Program includes tools, marketing and training support for partners. We’re intrigued — but the online backup and cloud backup market is pretty darn crowded. Here’s a closer look at CommVault’s strategy.
The PartnerAdvantage Service Provider Program is centered around CommVault Simpana 9 — the company’s flagship platform for managed backup and archiving, managed email for eDiscovery and compliance, disaster recovery and business continuity.
According to CommVault, North American partners can also leverage VMware Cloud Director, which is already integrated into the backup platform. The platform can be purchased on a pay-as-you-grow subscription model designed for MSPs, hosting providers and cloud services providers. The PartnerAdvantage Service Provider Program is designed for partners serving enterprise and SMB end-users.
The online backup, cloud storage and business continuity markets are extremely crowded and hyper competitive. But CommVault seems to be doing well. The company in early February 2011 said its Q3 business grew 18 percent from Q3 the previous year.