– Companies commit personnel, hardware and software to create joint development lab and executive briefing center –

 – Lab will incubate, test and demonstrate innovative solutions for enterprise data protection, and cloud enabling data management-as-a-service offerings –

Shanghai (Huawei Connect), Shenzhen, China and Tinton Falls, N.J., Aug. 31, 2016 – / — Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, and Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced plans to create a joint lab in Chengdu, China that will be used to develop data backup, recovery, archive and cloud solutions based on both companies technologies. Commvault Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Ron Miiller, and Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd. President, Storage Product Line, Ruiqi Fan, were both present for the signing at the opening of HUAWEI CONNECT, Huawei’s integrated conference for the global ICT ecosystem. Chengdu is the headquarters of Huawei’s storage business.

Commvault and Huawei will commit personnel, software and hardware to the lab, which features both a testing and development center and an executive briefing center. In addition to ensuring full compatibility between the companies’ latest products, work at the lab will focus on incubating, testing and demonstrating cloud backup, Data Protection-as-a-Service and other innovative solutions that extend the companies’ ability to address their customers’ critical data protection and management needs.

The joint lab further expands Huawei and Commvault’s strong partnership, which was initially established three years ago when Huawei agreed to distribute Commvault’s software with Huawei OceanStor data storage systems. After that initial agreement, Huawei and Commvault collaborated to create an integrated offering with bundled service agreements. More recent, Huawei and Commvault started to collaborate for the Huawei Cloud Data Center Offerings, which include Data Protection-as-a-Service capabilities. Worldwide customer response to the Huawei and Commvault partnership has been very positive. For example, Brennan IT recently announced that it is using Commvault Software and Huawei OceanStor to deliver a scalable and flexible Backup-as-a-Service solution to its customers in Australia.

“Over the last few years Commvault and Huawei joint backup solution has been very successful, and we are very pleased to announce the establishment of the joint lab,” said Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd. President, Storage Product Line, Ruiqi Fan. “This represents a significant milestone on the path toward even closer collaboration. This lab will function as a platform for our continuous joint innovation, incubating Data Protection as a Service and data management solutions.”

Both Commvault and Huawei are leaders in their respective fields: Gartner recently named Commvault a leader for the sixth straight year in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software, and also named Huawei the fastest growing vendor of External Controller Based (ECB) storage in the world in 2015.

“We’ve been very impressed with Huawei’s advanced storage technology, strong customer relationships and global footprint as we have expanded Commvault’s presence in both China and around the world over the past five years,” said Commvault Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Ron Miiller. “This new lab further strengthens the Commvault-Huawei partnership by helping us develop new solutions that maximize the value of our customers’ data management and storage investments.”

HUAWEI CONNECT is an integrated conference for the global ICT ecosystem. More than 15,000 industry leaders will come together in Shanghai to envision a Better Connected World, welcome the smart society and shape the digital transformation of industries. The largest industry gathering in Huawei’s history, HUAWEI CONNECT combines Huawei’s Cloud Congress, Network Congress and Developer’s Congress into a single dynamic event.

About Huawei
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

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 premises, 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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