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CommVault and Sun Align to Deliver Enterprise Class Data Management Solutions

  • 31 January, 2008 11:17

<p>Collaborative Agreement Leverages “Best-of-Breed” Solution to Accelerate Customer Deployments</p>
<p>Sydney Australia – January 30, 2008 – CommVault (NASDAQ: CVLT) today announced that it has entered into a collaborative agreement with Sun Microsystems Inc., to provide customers with advanced data management solutions for enterprise computing environments. Under the agreement, Sun will distribute globally the CommVault® SimpanaTM 7.0 data and information management software suite running on Sun Microsystems x64 server and storage systems. Together, the two companies will assist customers in optimising their corporate infrastructures for 64-bit applications based on Microsoft Corp. messaging and collaboration platforms.</p>
<p>Today’s announcement helps users leverage the speed and performance of 64-bit computing environments to run and fully manage optimised 64-bit applications such as Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 on Sun server and storage systems using CommVault® software. The combined solution for Microsoft enterprise deployments will be available through Sun’s direct sales force and the CommVault authorised channel within Sun’s global partner network.</p>
<p>“This agreement will have a significant impact on our business model across the rest of Australia and Asia,” said Gerry Sillars, Managing Director ASEAN at CommVault. “The new relationship with SUN not only takes the CommVault brand a major step further but it also reinforces the positive message that we have been consistently delivering – providing a best of breed business solution.”</p>
<p>According to Art Licht, chief technologist for Storage, Americas, Sun Microsystems, Inc., “The partnership with CommVault furthers our commitment to providing customers with comprehensive solutions for the Microsoft enterprise, including Exchange Server 2007 and Office SharePoint Server 2007. Sun’s Microsoft Exchange Infrastructure Solutions focus is on providing a low TCO per mailbox and high-value footprint. CommVault software fits that value proposition nicely and furthers it through its support of Exchange Server, including previous versions. Now, by being able to easily migrate to Exchange Server 2007, customers can truly take advantage of the benefits of Sun’s 64-bit systems and storage, and leverage Sun’s enterprise expertise.”</p>
<p>Commenting on the combined Sun/CommVault solution, Eddie Amos, general manager of Global ISV Partners at Microsoft Corp. said, “Data and storage management is important to our customers now more than ever, especially as the number of business-critical applications deployed on 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 accelerates. The combined Sun/CommVault solution adds reliability, scalability and manageability for our mutual customers and extends CommVault’s reputation for best-of-class data management solutions for Microsoft applications in large-scale heterogeneous environments.”</p>
<p>Key components of the agreement include technology optimisation, one-stop-shopping for Sun customers worldwide and support linkage for customers purchasing CommVault Simpana software from Sun.</p>
<p>About CommVault®</p>
<p>A singular vision — a belief in a better way to address current and future data management needs — guides CommVault in the development of Singular Information Management™ solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of data on complex storage networks. CommVault's exclusive single-platform architecture gives companies unprecedented control over data growth, costs and risk. CommVault's Simpana™ software suite of products was designed to work together seamlessly from the ground up, sharing a single code and common function set, to deliver superlative Data Protection, Archive, Replication, Search and Resource Management capabilities. More companies every day join those who have discovered the unparalleled efficiency, performance, reliability, and control only CommVault can offer. Information about CommVault is available at CommVault's corporate headquarters is located in Oceanport, New Jersey in the United States. (cvlt-pt)</p>
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