Commvault and Microsoft build on a long-standing relationship to keep data management secure


Commvault Systems Inc. continues to expand its metal data management as a service solutions, known as DMaaS, through additional partnership relationships and a long-standing collaboration with Microsoft Corp.

Commvault recently announced the expansion of the Metallic MSP ecosystem as it continues to rely on a strategic agreement with Microsoft to provide software as a service and cloud technology for data management.

“The bad guys know that the backup data can be used to recover, so they are trying to beat the backup products in this environment,” said Manoj Nair (photo, left), Managing Director of, a Commvault company. “It changes with DMaaS. You now have an additional layer of recovery readiness because this control plane is secure in addition to the 3,500 security professionals in Microsoft Azure.

Nair spoke with Dave Vellante, host of theCUBE, the live streaming studio of SiliconANGLE Media, at the Commvault Connections21 event. He was joined in the interview by Dave Totten (photo, right), CTO, US Partners, at Microsoft, and they discussed the two companies’ long partnership and the company’s interest in protecting the entire data stack. (* Disclosure below.)

Leverage Azure for data protection

Metallic was established to bring next-generation SaaS data protection to the enterprise market, leveraging Commvault’s technology through the cloud. The partnership with Microsoft is based on Commvault use of Azure capabilities for the migration of applications and data. Microsoft is also a long-time user of Commvault services.

“Commvault and Microsoft are not newlyweds, we’ve been together for over 25 years,” Totten noted. “We used our Xbox group’s Commvault products to support and store data for 100 million Xbox Live users. We have both invested heavily in our infrastructure and our ability to work together and innovate in real time and at fast speeds. “

This innovation has resulted in a SaaS offering designed to meet urgent customer security needs that goes far beyond static recovery tools.

“This data management solution must do more; it needs to be part of an active conversation, not just preparation for recovery, ”said Nair. “Can I get better signals from my data management stack that tell me I might be under attack?” The bridge between ITOps and SecurityOps becomes essential for our customers.

Watch the full video interview below, and be sure to find out more about SiliconANGLE and theCUBE coverage during the Commvault Connections21 event. (* Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for the Commvault Connections21 event. Neither Commvault Systems Inc., the coverage sponsor of theCUBE event, nor other sponsors have editorial control over the content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

Photo: SiliconANGLE

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