CommVault and Hitachi Distribute Simpana In Japan
CommVault’s angle for this new partnership with Hitchai (Hitachi Computer Peripherals, which is a subsidiary of Hitachi), is to push Simpana software adoption into “key” Asia-Pacific markets, specifically those with enterprise businesses.
But why Hitachi? As you might have guessed based on your hard drives, Hitachi has a good chunk of storage market share, and has positive satisfaction ratings from their partners. CommVault sees them in a good position to propel Simpana into the market.
CommVault cites an IDC figure that shows Japanese companies are looking to build more robust and prioritized storage management solutions into their networks.
CommVault’s new agreement thus provides access to Hitachi’s install base of customers and partners who are looking to providing this kind of technology to the Japanese market. Hitachi will in turn distribute the Simpana integrated solutions, ranging from backup modernization, disaster recovery, eDiscovery, content organization, data rescue and general management.
All things considered, if the IDC report is correct, CommVault has a lot of potential to expand their reach of Simpana. The only thing left is to see if the market actually adopts the software. We’ll keep a look out.
In the meantime, if you’re a partner of CommVault, chime in and let us know how you feel about Simpana’s adoption in the USA.