Profile: CommVault Systems Inc (CVLT.O)
24 May 2013
CommVault Systems, Inc. (CommVault), incorporated in 1996, is a provider of data and information management software applications and related services. The Company develops, markets and sells a suite of software applications and services, primarily in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, which provides its customers with data protection; data migration and archiving; snapshot management and replication of data; integrated source and target deduplication; e-discovery and compliance solutions; protection, recovery and discovery of data in virtual server environments; enterprise-wide search capabilities, and management and operational reports, remote services and troubleshooting tools. The Company also provides its customers with a range of professional and customer support services. It develops, markets and sells data and information management software applications under the Simpana brand.
Simpana Software Modules
Simpana software consists of five different data and information management software application modules. Simpana software modules share a common platform that provides back-end services and capabilities, like encryption; integrated source and target data deduplication; content indexing; policy-based automation; data classification; e-discovery and role-based security. Simpana software is built upon an single platform architecture that consists of a policy engine that enables customers to set rules to automate the management of data; a data movement engine that transports data using network communication protocols; a catalog engine that contains a global database describing the nature of all data, such as the users, applications and storage with which it is associated; an index engine that systematically identifies and organizes all data, users and devices accessible to its software modules, and a media management engine that controls, catalogs and moves data to the tier of storage including disk, tape, optical and cloud storage devices.
Simpana software application modules include backup and recovery, archive, replication, storage resource management and search. The Simpana backup and recovery application module delivers reliable data protection, recovery options and data retention capabilities for both enterprise protection, as well as small- and medium-business protection. The Simpana archive application is an integrated data archiving solution, with built-in tiered storage and multi-platform support including Microsoft Exchange servers, IBM Lotus systems, and Microsoft SharePoint data. Archiving network attached storage (NAS), e-mail and file system data reclaims space on primary storage.
The Simpana replication application module enables enterprises to create replica copies of production data. Its replication hardware snapshot integration provides customers with storage area network (SAN) investment protection and choice, eliminating the backup window and accelerating recovery. The Simpana storage resource management (SRM) application provides capabilities that analyze, discover, track, trend, and report on physical and virtual storage usage. SRM provides insight into data across file systems, applications, databases and geographies. The Company’s SRM software solution is integrated into backup and archive operations. Simpana search software serves multiple stakeholders, such as legal or compliance teams, records managers, knowledge workers, as well as information technology (IT) teams and end-users.
From planning to deployment to operations, CommVault offers a set of technical services, training and support options. The Company’s customer support services consist of: real-time support, network and hardware expertise, global operations and enhanced support options. It also provides a range of other professional services that include assessment and design services, implementation and post-deployment services and training services. The Company has also developed and maintains a knowledge library of storage systems.
The Company’s global customer support headquarters is located at its technical support center in Oceanport, New Jersey. CommVault also has established support operations in Reading, the United Kingdom; Sydney, Australia, and Shanghai, China. The Company offers several enhanced customer support services, such as business critical support (BCS), remote operations management service (ROMS) and residency services. Its assessment and design services assist customers in determining data and storage management requirements, designing solutions. The Company’s professional services team helps customers to configure, install and deploy its Simpana suite. It provides global onsite training, offsite training and self-paced online alternatives for its products.
The Company competes with EMC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Symantec Corporation.
CommVault Systems Inc
BLDG B, 2 Crescent Place,
P.O. Box 900
OCEANPORT NJ 07757-1234