Commvault and Microsoft solutions driving cost savings for customer data

Commvault, an enterprise data protection firm for the complex and mission critical hybrid environments of today’s global businesses, in partnership with Microsoft announced the results of an independent research study conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) showing real world cost savings driven by Commvault and Microsoft’s joint solutions for securing and protecting over one million terabytes – or One Exabyte – of customer data. 

What were the findings of ESG’s study?

Through their long-standing collaboration, the firms deliver breadth of coverage, flexibility, cost efficiency, and reduced risk to customers. The Enterprise Strategy Group research study, titled “Analysing the Economic Benefits of Data Protection with Commvault on Microsoft Azure,” found that customers reported 30% cost savings, 38% reduction in data footprint, and thousands of hours of staff time recovered along with improved data security.  

In addition, joint Commvault and Microsoft customers like Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), have experienced the effects of shifting to a cloud-first strategy using Commvault’s Metallic Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) tech built on the Azure cloud platform.

Nathan McAfee, Senior Analyst at ESG and lead analyst on this study, said, “It’s clear that the results achieved with Commvault’s software on Microsoft Azure show strong consistency across most industries, customer profiles, and organisation size. The variety of workloads that the combined solution protects is impressive and a significant factor that helps organisations reduce vendors, and thereby reduce technical debt, complexity, and risk.”  

Since implementation, NDOT has eliminated all of its physical backup infrastructure, removing management headaches and resulting in an ongoing savings of 25% in costs, while also strengthening its ransomware protection with insights that help spot risks and reduce threats.

Commenting on the solution, Sherri McGee, Chief of the Information Technology Division, NDOT, said, “Commvault lets us consolidate our backups to a single solution…this gives us flexibility and scalability – and we aren’t locked into one specific restore location.” 

“As we continue migrating our systems and applications to Microsoft Azure, we know our backups are secure. And if we ever find a vulnerability on-premises or in our virtual machines on Azure, we know that if we restore from Metallic, we will be clean of those vulnerabilities.”

What does this mean for Commvault and Microsoft?

“At a time when businesses face unprecedented challenges to secure their data from ransomware, reduce costs and optimise their data environments, Commvault’s collaboration with Microsoft is delivering strong results for our joint customers,” commented Katy Brown, Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Enterprise Sales, Software and Digital Platforms.

“Through our long-term collaboration, we have consistently enabled an accelerated, secure path to cloud transformation on Microsoft Azure for clients across segments and industries.” 

Ranga Rajagopalan, Senior Vice President, Products at Commvault
Ranga Rajagopalan, Senior Vice President, Products at Commvault

Commenting on the study, Ranga Rajagopalan, Senior Vice President, Products, Commvault, said, “The financial and business impacts that our customers have reported in this study are nothing short of compelling – in fact, these benefits are why customers have entrusted Commvault to protect over one exabyte of data, and growing, on Microsoft Azure.” 

“Together with Microsoft, we offer data protection that is cost efficient, agile, and secure – serving as the true catalyst for enterprises looking to streamline data operations and improve their data security posture while accelerating their digital transformation,” Ranga further said.

Over 100,000 firms have chosen Commvault to protect their business critical data. To learn more about why and read the full ESG study, “Analyzing the Economic Benefits of Data Protection with Commvault on Microsoft Azure,” please visit the website. Commvault and Microsoft will host an Executive Roundtable and Panel Discussion featuring McAfee and other industry experts in Calgary on April 20th. For more details on this event, please reach out.