UPDATED 16:14 EST / NOVEMBER 02 2021


Commvault and Microsoft build on long-time relationship to deliver data management security

Commvault Systems Inc. is continuing to expand its Metallic Data Management-as-a-Service solutions, known as DMaaS, through additional partner relationships and a longstanding collaboration with Microsoft Corp.

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

“Bad guys know that backup data can be used to recover, so they try to defeat backup products in that environment,” said Manoj Nair (pictured, left), general manager of Metallic.io, a Commvault venture. “That changes with DMaaS. Now you have an additional layer of recovery readiness because that control plane is secured on top of Microsoft Azure’s 3,500 security professionals.”

Nair spoke with Dave Vellante, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio, during the Commvault Connections21 event. He was joined in the interview by Dave Totten (pictured, right), chief technology officer, U.S. partners, at Microsoft, and they discussed the lengthy partnership between the two companies and enterprise interest in protecting the full data stack. (* Disclosure below.)

Leveraging 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 builds on Commvault’s use of Azure’s capabilities for application and data migration. Microsoft has been a longstanding user of Commvault’s services as well.

“Commvault and Microsoft aren’t newlyweds’ we’ve been together for 25 plus years,” Totten noted. “We’ve used Commvault products in our Xbox group to support and store the data for 100 million Xbox Live users. We both put a lot of investment behind our infrastructure and the ability to work together and innovate at real time and rapid speeds.”

That innovation has resulted in a SaaS offering that is designed to address the pressing security needs of customers that goes well beyond static recovery tools.

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

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

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