Commvault Merges with Metallic, Unleashes New Commvault Cloud Platform

Commvault says this is its biggest pivot in its nearly 30-year history.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

November 8, 2023

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Commvault Cloud platform launches

Commvault and Metallic have merged after three years of operating as two separate entities to form a new platform, Commvault Cloud, powered by Metallic AI.

Commvault said Commvault Cloud represents the company's biggest pivot in its nearly 30-year history. Metallic has been Commvault's cyber venture.

Commvault Cloud unifies all of the company’s SaaS and software offerings on one platform, where visibility and control can be managed holistically via a single pane of glass. In addition, the new platform is built for cyber resilience, designed to enable users to predict threats faster, ensure clean recoveries and accelerate threat response times.

And with Commvault Cloud’s architecture, customers can secure and recover their data across any workload, infrastructure and location.

Commvault Cloud to Benefit Partners

Alan Atkinson, Commvault's chief partner officer, said companies face an ever-evolving barrage of potential cyber incidents and ransomware attacks, which could mean severe damage to both day-to-day business operations and brand reputation.

Commvault's Alan Atkinson

"The new features provided from Commvault Cloud will give partners, and joint customers, peace of mind by providing modern cyber resilience tooling across the entire security toolchain, including enhanced data governance, privacy and automation," he said. "An example of how this might take place: If a joint customer is searching for a provider with a vast ecosystem of security and AI partners, they’ll find it via the Commvault Cloud platform, which will undoubtedly meet them where they are in their cyber resilience journey, and provide deep integrations between security and AI ecosystem partners to enhance their security posture."

Commvault previously announced integrations with Microsoft Sentinel and Palo Alto Networks, and is now expanding with a deeper set of capabilities, Atkinson said. This is in addition to its newly announced security integrations with Avira, Darktrace, Databricks, Netskope and Trellix.

"Ransomware is on the rise, and is more pervasive and autonomous than ever," he said. "It thrives in the hybrid world where data grows exponentially and is distributed across clouds, regions and apps. Unifying Commvault and Metallic technologies within a single platform unlocks new innovations that benefit how customers secure and recover hybrid cloud data against emerging data loss threats."

Commvault Cloud is the only cyber resilience platform built to meet the demands of the hybrid enterprise at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO), allowing businesses to secure data, anticipate risks, minimize damage and rapidly recover in the face of any threat, with the use of automation, machine learning (ML) and generative AI, Atkinson said.

In the months ahead, partners can expect an ongoing and natural evolution of the use of integrated security, AI, ML and automation capabilities into Commvault's offerings, which map to its ongoing product road map, he said.

"Come December, our tech preview will become available, and the software will become generally available in early 2024," Atkinson said.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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