Metallic services portfolio will be available via channel partners
Backup and data management vendor Commvault is making a midmarket play with a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering called Metallic that will be available through the company’s channel partners.
The Lowdown: Metallic, announced this week at the vendor’s Commvault Go 2019 show in Denver, is aimed at organizations with between 500 and 2,500 employees and delivers a portfolio of services to protect file and application data in on-premises environments and in public and hybrid clouds.
The Details: Details: Metallic comes in three flavors:
• Metallic Core Backup and Recovery
• Metallic Office 365 Backup and Recovery
• Metallic Endpoint Backup and Recovery
The offerings will be available initially in the United States, with a global rollout in the future. Organizations will be able to acquire the services through an annual or monthly subscription and can decide whether to back up their data using Metallic’s cloud storage or via a mix of their own on-premises and cloud storage.
The services provide preconfigured backup and recovery plans that can protect a terabyte or more of data.
The Impact: Commvault partners can leverage Metallic to complement the cloud storage and SaaS application licenses they already sell today, and end customers can get a 45-day free trial of Metallic, which can be accessed on metallic.io. Subscription-based plans are available through select partners.
Background: During 2019, Commvault has focused on both cloud storage and its channel partners. The company last month spent $225 million to buy Hedvig for its software-defined storage platform, and in July revamped its partner program for solution providers and distributors.
The Buzz: “It’s simple. If you lose important data, you can lose your job. We designed and built Metallic with that in mind. When data loss hits, Metallic gets it back fast and without any surprises,” said Robert Kaloustian, senior vice president and general manager of Metallic. “Metallic is fast, secure, reliable, and targeted at the most commonly used workloads in the midmarket, with enterprise-grade scalability. Combine these attributes with the ease and flexibility of a SaaS delivery model and we have a game-changing solution.”
“Many of our mutual customers are migrating their applications and data to the cloud. One of the really interesting use cases for Metallic is protecting individual user information within Office 365. Metallic provides the level of protection and governance that every company is going to be looking for,” said Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice president of artificial intelligence (AI) and ISV engagement at Microsoft. “We’ve worked together for decades, and Commvault has been right there with us in leveraging our latest capabilities. It’s exciting to see this new SaaS service coming along on top of Azure that brings together the best of what both companies have to offer.”