CommVault and Bull sign OEM agreement

Relationship to Deliver Innovative Data Management Software to Customers Looking for Alternatives to Proprietary Point Solutions

CommVault, a leading provider of Unified Data Management solutions, and Bull have signed a multi-year original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreement that will enable Bull to market and sell Bull-branded versions of CommVaults full suite of data management software through its channels worldwide. Bulls objective is to offer a complete data management solution to customers with a single interface to deploy and support the solution across heterogeneous enterprise environments. The addition of CommVault software products, which will be sold by Bull under the Calypso name, will also round out Bulls StoreWay line of storage offerings already popular among IT enterprises in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

We did a thorough analysis of the data management and protection vendors in the market and concluded that CommVaults deep application integration, management framework and robust architecture set the technology apart from any other vendor, said Benoit Hallez, director of Bulls storage Business Unit. As the basis for Bulls data management offering, Calypso products will be a valuable complement to the IT infrastructure solutions we offer today. Including CommVault products with our solutions will provide our customers the end-to-end, secure and easy-to-manage storage environment their businesses operations require.

With a fully dedicated business unit for storage solutions, Bull provides companies with global, available and reliable storage infrastructures.  Bull will position Calypso as its preferred data management partner and Bulls partnerships with leading storage vendors including Brocade, EMC, and NetApp will now be complemented by CommVaults suite of products.  This will enable heterogeneous IT enterprises to leverage cost and performance efficiencies in the use of disk and library devices, shared server and network infrastructure, and a single unified console for data management.

As CommVault penetrates new markets, we look at strategic partnerships with companies like Bull as a way to drive increased user adoption of our data management software, said Bob Hammer, president and CEO, CommVault. By pairing our advanced data protection solutions with Bulls market reach, service organization and technology portfolio, customers can eliminate numerous point solutions and thereby reduce the complexity of managing their data. We are pleased to enter into this strategic partnership with Bull to bring our data management solutions to market.

The new Bull-branded software will include data replication, data protection, archive, data classification, and content indexing, and can be combined to protect and manage data across heterogeneous systems, data centers and remote sites.  CommVault solutions also offer advanced integration with leading applications, platforms and storage systems which preserves customer choice and maximizes systems and infrastructure value. Calypso will be available to Bull customers in the summer of 2007.


About Bull, Architect of an Open World

As one of the leading European IT companies, Bull delivers open, flexible and secure information systems. The group helps public and private sector customers transform their information systems, applying its know-how and expertise in three main areas:

Capitalizing on its extensive mainframe experience, Bull designs and produces robust, innovative and open servers, based on industry-standard technologies; Building on its alliances with leading ISVs and long-standing involvement with Open Source, Bull develops and implements flexible and interoperable application infrastructures which give business processes the freedom to evolve; Bringing together recognized expertise in end-to-end IT security, Bull secures data and exchanges that are so critical in preserving customers business integrity. Bull has a particularly strong presence in the public, healthcare, finance, telecommunications, manufacturing and defense sectors. Its distribution network and business partners cover more than 60 countries worldwide.


About CommVault

A singular vision a belief in a better way to address current and future data management needs guides CommVault in the development of Unified Data Management solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of data on complex storage networks. CommVaults exclusive single-platform architecture gives companies unprecedented control over data growth, costs and risk. CommVaults software was designed to work together seamlessly from the ground up, sharing a single code and common function set, to deliver superlative Data Protection, Archive, Replication, and Resource Management. More companies every day join those who have discovered the unparalleled efficiency, performance, reliability, and control only CommVault can offer.   

CommVaults corporate headquarters is located in Oceanport, New Jersey in the United States. (cvlt-pt)

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