OCEANPORT, N.J. -- As the popularity of SaaS continues to grow, CommVault (NASDAQ:CVLT) today formalized a program for partners offering or planning to offer managed data protection services to small and mid-sized businesses (SMB). The program builds on CommVaults proven ability to meet the needs of managed service providers, and creates opportunities for new partners interested in delivering these services using CommVault Simpana software as part of a SaaS solution. With increasing emphasis on data storage requirements and regulatory pressures facing many SMBs, CommVaults managed services program offers service provider partners the ability to license market-leading enterprise software1 and, in turn, create affordable, reliable online backup services tailored to their customers disaster recovery, high availability and compliance needs.
Over the last five years, weve seen increased traction in the managed services arena with those partners currently delivering backup service capabilities using CommVault technology as the engine, said David West, CommVaults vice president of marketing and business development. Formalizing this program allows us to focus on our core competency of developing innovative software while working with partners to package and distribute it to the SMB market. Optimized with hundreds of features specifically to meet the needs of providers looking to offer data protection services, our software for managed service partners is secure, scalable, cost effective and easy to use.
To meet the specialized needs of service providers, CommVault Simpana software offers key reporting, security, performance and speed-to-implementation benefits, including:
- Bandwidth throttling tailored to smaller network connections;
- Resumptive backups and operational windows to enable backups to be stopped and restarted from the point of interruption (for a priority restore) or network connectivity loss;
- Selective views so clients can log in via the web and see status on only their jobs and view only their data; and
- Image level backup for larger file systems.
Push agent installs, selective pruning, flexible alerts, encryption, compression and many more features were driven or enhanced specifically with service providers needs in mind. Additionally, unlike other software offerings, the scalability of CommVaults single platform architecture makes it possible for service providers to deliver data protection services and also seamlessly expand into other areas of data management including replication and archiving, all without having to modify their existing infrastructures to support multiple products, increasing customers, or capacity growth.