Commvault to Buy Software-Defined Storage Vendor Hedvig
… compliance, test dev, analytics for example.”
George Crump of Storage Swiss said the integration of Hedvig into the Commvault ecosystem enables the company to provide products for partners and customers that compete head to head with companies like Cohesity and Rubrik.
“While potentially a bit behind until integration is complete, Commvault is significantly ahead in platform coverage,” said Crump. “Until that integration work is complete, Commvault can still leverage Hedvig as its storage backend as well as sell the product in the use cases that Hedvig already addresses, including secondary storage and containers.”
For Commvault resellers, the acquisition provides them today with scale-out software-defined storage that is complimentary to existing data protection software, said Crump.
“Long-term, it provides them with a competitive alternative to Rubrik, Cohesity and Nutanix Mine,” he said. “Resellers may need to decide which converged data protection solution they plan on placing their bets on.”
Crump called the deal “an excellent move” for Commvault.
“It provides them with an interim storage solution for their entire product line, as well as another source of revenue for secondary storage and containers. They also gain access to a pretty deep development team with lots of experience in developing scale-out storage and applications,” Crump said.