CommVault Joins Simpana Data Management with Windows Azure
Data management firm CommVault, a member of the Talkin’ Cloud Stocks Index, announced an expanded partnership with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), combining its Simpana software suite with Windows Azure to create a cloud storage service. The combined data management offering will enable enterprises to archive, index, search and access large amounts of data for long-term retention and compliance, providing up to 62TB of cloud storage, and the capabilities of Simpana for about $50,000.
The announcement also includes expanded collaboration with Microsoft on development and sales and marketing efforts for the Windows Azure platform. CommVault is keen to bring the benefits of Azure to its customers, such as the economies and flexibility of cloud computing, and compute and storage on-demand.
“Big Data keeps getting bigger and enterprise IT organizations are in need of simple, cost effective solutions for storing and managing massive amounts of data over long periods of time,” said CommVault CEO N. Robert Hammer, in a prepared statement. “CommVault and Microsoft have worked closely to enhance the capabilities of the Windows Azure platform, while adding substantial value to Microsoft applications. This new level of collaborative focus on cloud computing will bring tremendous value to our customers.”
CommVault joined the Talkin’ Cloud Stocks Index in January 2012 because of its focus on enterprise backup software, data protection and data deduplication. Jeff Echols, CommVault’s senior director of cloud strategy and alliances, frequently blogs about CommVault’s cloud strategy.