Collaborative agreement leverages "Best-of-Breed" solution to accelerate customer deployments.
CommVault has entered into a collaborative agreement with Sun Microsystems Inc., to provide customers with advanced data management solutions for enterprise computing environments.
Under the agreement, Sun will distribute globally the CommVault Simpana 7.0 data and information management software suite running on Sun Microsystems x64 server and storage systems. Together, the two companies will assist customers in optimising their corporate infrastructures for 64-bit applications based on Microsoft Corp. messaging and collaboration platforms.
Today's announcement helps users leverage the speed and performance of 64-bit computing environments to run and fully manage optimised 64-bit applications such as Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 on Sun server and storage systems using CommVault software. The combined solution for Microsoft enterprise deployments will be available through Sun's direct sales force and the CommVault authorised channel within Sun's global partner network.
"This agreement will have a significant impact on our business model across EMEA," said Vince Blackall, Managing Director at CommVault. "The new relationship with SUN not only takes the CommVault brand a major step further but it also reinforces the positive messages that we have been consistently delivering to our channel - providing a best of breed business solution that will drive increased market share as a result of key technological advancements that go above and beyond even the closest competitive offerings."
According to Art Licht, chief technologist for Storage, Americas, Sun Microsystems, Inc., "The partnership with CommVault furthers our commitment to providing customers with comprehensive solutions for the Microsoft enterprise, including Exchange Server 2007 and Office SharePoint Server 2007. Sun's Microsoft Exchange Infrastructure Solutions focus is on providing a low TCO per mailbox and high-value footprint. CommVault software fits that value proposition nicely and furthers it through its support of Exchange Server, including previous versions. Now, by being able to easily migrate to Exchange Server 2007, customers can truly take advantage of the benefits of Sun's 64-bit systems and storage, and leverage Sun's enterprise expertise."
Commenting on the combined Sun/CommVault solution, Eddie Amos, general manager of Global ISV Partners at Microsoft Corp. said, "Data and storage management is important to our customers now more than ever, especially as the number of business-critical applications deployed on 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 accelerates. The combined Sun/CommVault solution adds reliability, scalability and manageability for our mutual customers and extends CommVault's reputation for best-of-class data management solutions for Microsoft applications in large-scale heterogeneous environments."
Key components of the agreement include technology optimisation, one-stop-shopping for Sun customers worldwide and support linkage for customers purchasing CommVault Simpana software from Sun.