Commvault’s sixth consecutive year as a leader in backup and recovery

A scalable, single code base; comprehensive support for cloud deployments; and broadest support for storage hardware platforms; some of the reasons that separate Commvault from the competition

Tinton Falls, N.J. – June 14, 2016 – / — Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a leader in enterprise data protection and information management, today announced it was positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the recently released Magic Quadrant Data Center Backup and Recovery Software. Gartner positioned Commvault highest on execution and furthest on completeness of vision, marking Commvault’s sixth consecutive year as a leader in Gartner’s market evaluation for backup and recovery.

According to Gartner, “This 2016 ‘Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software’ is a refocus and update to the “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances” that was last published in June 2015. The renamed Magic Quadrant and updated market criteria are in response to Gartner client requests to focus more on backup and recovery software for the upper midsize to large enterprises that protect data center workloads managed by data center personnel.” (i)

The new report also states that “data protection approaches of the past may no longer suffice in meeting current – much less future – recovery requirements. As such, many companies are willing to adopt new technologies and products from new vendors, and they haves shown an increased willingness to augment or even completely switch backup and recovery providers to better meet their increasing service-level needs, overall cost requirements and ease of management needs.” (ii)

“For Commvault, it has always been all about the data, and the new Magic Quadrant validates our strategy to help companies manage and protect their data, and to flexibly adopt new technologies, in particular the cloud,” said N. Robert Hammer, chairman, president and CEO, Commvault. “Commvault is a clear leader in the data center backup and recovery software – so say our customers and our partners. We have earned this recognition by heavily investing in innovation, supporting the widest variety of hardware, hypervisors, cloud and other platforms in the industry and by offering flexibility in software packaging and pricing.”

Highest and Furthest in Vision and Ability to Execute

As the backup and recovery market continues to shift rapidly, customer requirements are changing. According to Gartner:

  • By 2020, 30% of organizations will leverage backup for more than just operational recovery (e.g. disaster recovery, test/development, DevOps, etc.), up from less than 10% at the beginning of 2016. (iii)
  • By 2018, the number of enterprises using the cloud as a backup destination will double, up from 11% at the beginning of 2016. (iv)

Commvault has established itself as a leader in the data center backup and recovery market by intensely focusing on solving the problems experienced by modern enterprises as they seek to protect their strategic information assets while transforming themselves into digital businesses. By continuously innovating, Commvault delivers its customers the reliability, flexibility and efficiency they need to turn data into a strategic asset and derive business value and insight for their organizations.

Specific examples of Commvault’s leadership include:

  • Delivering workload and data portability solutions that enable enterprises to extend the traditional data center to the cloud.
  • Leveraging its single code base to provide customers with solutions that can scale from small Virtual Machine (VM) backup projects and other solution-specific bundles to full enterprise-wide data backup and recovery.
  • Providing the broadest level of support in the industry for physical, virtual and cloud technologies, expanding customer choice, eliminating vendor lock-in and empowering customers to move their workloads to any infrastructure they want.
  • Offering flexible pricing models that keep costs down, while still continuing to ensure its customers’ success with industry-leading support and services.
  • Avoiding vendor lock in, empowering organizations to better take control of their data.
  • Adopting a modern, flexible disaster recovery approach that fits customer needs in prioritizing application recovery, ensuring a manageable plan for IT resources, and providing a thoughtful, workable approach that fulfills the objective of business continuity in the most seamless way possible.
  • Protecting applications on premise and in the cloud.
  • Adopting as-a-service strategies; and providing access to the best innovation and vision in this market.

For more information and a full copy of the Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software, please visit:

More about Gartner’s Magic Quadrant
According to Gartner, Magic Quadrant Leaders have “the highest combined measures of ability to execute and completeness of vision. They have the most comprehensive and scalable product portfolios. They have a proven track record of established market presence and financial performance. For vision, they are perceived in the industry as thought leaders, and have well-articulated plans for enhancing recovery capabilities, improving ease of deployment and administration, and increasing their scalability and product breadth. A fundamental sea change is occurring in the recovery market. For vendors to have long-term success, they must plan to address the legacy requirements of traditional backup and recovery, while looking to expand their integration with and exploitation of snapshot and replication technologies. A cornerstone for Leaders is the ability to articulate how new requirements will be addressed as part of their vision for recovery management. As a group, Leaders can be expected to be considered part of most new purchase proposals and have high success rates in winning new business. This does not mean, however, that a large market share alone is a primary indicator of a Leader. Leaders are strategic vendors, well-positioned for the future, having established success in meeting the needs of upper midsize and large data centers.”

Gartner Disclaimer
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

i) Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software, Dave Russell, Pushan Rinnen, Robert Rhame, June 2016

ii) Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software, Dave Russell, Pushan Rinnen, Robert Rhame, June 2016

iii) Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software, Dave Russell, Pushan Rinnen, Robert Rhame, June 2016

iv) Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software, Dave Russell, Pushan Rinnen, Robert Rhame, June 2016

About Commvault
Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform modern data environments. With solutions and services delivered directly and through a worldwide network of partners and service providers, Commvault solutions comprise one of the industry’s leading portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualization, archive, file sync and share. Commvault has earned accolades from customers and third party influencers for its technology vision, innovation, and execution as an independent and trusted expert. Without the distraction of a hardware business or other business agenda, Commvault’s sole focus on data management has led to adoption by companies of all sizes, in all industries, and for solutions deployed on premise, across mobile platforms, to and from the cloud, and provided as-a-service. Commvault employs more than 2,000 highly skilled individuals across markets worldwide, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (CVLT), and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the United States. To learn more about Commvault — and how it can help make your data work for you — visit

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Customers’ results may differ materially from those stated herein; Commvault does not guarantee that all customers can achieve benefits similar to those stated above. This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding financial projections, which are subject to risks and uncertainties, such as competitive factors, difficulties and delays inherent in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of software products and related services, general economic conditions and others. Statements regarding Commvault’s beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future are forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results. Commvault does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements. The development and timing of any product release as well as any of its features or functionality remain at our sole discretion.

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