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Which vendor is leading the way in backup and recovery?
Fri, 8th Jul 2016
FYI, this story is more than a year old

For the sixth year in a row, Commvault has been named as an industry leader.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software is the definitive independent ranking, and this year Commvault are furthest on the ‘completeness of vision' and highest on the ‘ability to execute' scales.

NextGen ANZ channel manager, Jody Walters says the announcement is fantastic news for not only Commvault, but also all involved partners.

“Partners have the benefit and comfort of working with true industry leaders like Commvault,” Walters says. “They bring so much to the table with a full range of flexible offerings, with local expertise and years of industry experience.

What made Commvault different?

The report from Gartner delved deep into the workings of the main vendors in the industry. Some of the factors that separated Commvault from the pack of legacy players and emerging vendors included:

  • The leveraging of a single code base to scale from solution-specific bundles (such as VM backup) to the full-large enterprise offering through a variety of new flexible pricing and packaging options that are more cost-competitive than past bundles.
  • Offers the industry's broadest support for integrating with and exploiting storage hardware platform snapshots, directly supporting over two dozen of the top-selling storage arrays.
  • Provides comprehensive public cloud support with disaster recovery orchestration, as well as SaaS application protection.

What does it mean?

The Gartner MQ report has enormous influence on purchase consideration, as it is seen as the ‘go-to' report for customers and prospects making decisions when investing in backup and recovery software.

“One of the greatest strengths of Commvault is their flexibility,” says Walters. “They've adapted well to the changes in the market with their cloud solutions. It's this quick adoption of new technologies that has enabled their growth to be faster than any other offerings in the market, acquiring new customers all the time.

The report only solidifies Commvault's position as the dominant leader of the industry. With six years down and no signs of slowing down, it would seem it's only a matter of time before lucky number seven comes round.

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