TechValidate Research on Commvault® Software

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8,285 Customers Surveyed

60,770 Data Points Collected

829 Published TechFacts

78 Published Charts

106 Published Case Studies

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Users Recognize the Value of CommVault Simpana software

Please select the top ways CommVault® Simpana® software is differentiated in the market.

Technical capabilities
Ability to deliver better efficiency in managing my data
Single platform software solution provides flexibility for meeting future needs
Ability to meet or beat my data protection reliability and service level requirements
Ability to reduce overall data management costs
Ability to reduce data management complexity
Solution cost versus other options
Ability to provide greater visibility into data across the enterprise

Commvault® Software Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Senior System Administrator at Logitech International S.A., would be very likely to recommend Commvault® Software for this reason:

Easy to manage and we can recover much easier.

Commvault® Software Customer Satisfaction Rating

An IT Professional at an European Providence company would be likely to recommend Commvault® Software for this reason:

Commvault has a good backup product that is easy to manage.

Case Study: Small Business Computer Software Company


This case study of a small business computer software company is based on a January 2012 survey of Commvault® Simpana® software customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Going from 7 versions of backup software to 1 version with CommVault with Central management was our biggest gain for using CommVault. We were also able to eliminate tapes.”


  • Data under management has grown by 11 to 25% since the initial deployment of CommVault® Simpana® software.
  • Addressed the following operational/business challenges by deploying their CommVault® software solution:
    • Improved the efficiency of a business processes
    • Reduced IT infrastructure costs
    • Reduced storage costs
    • Improved uptime / access to data
    • Achieved better performance
    • Improved protection for critical data
    • Met scalability needs

Use Case

  • Uses the following CommVault® Simpana® features:
    • Deduplication
    • Replication (CDR, DDR or DASH Copy)
    • SRM/Reporting
  • Protects the following with CommVault® Simpana® software:
    • Terabytes of data (TBs): 51-100
    • Number of Physical Servers: 101-500
    • Number of Virtual Servers: 51-100


  • Saw a 26% to 50% ROI for hardware, software, support and personnel costs over a 3 year period.
  • Recouped their investment in CommVault software in 19-24 months.
  • Recovers data 35% faster since deploying CommVault® Simpana® software.
  • Reduced data management costs since deploying CommVault® Simpana® software:
    • Server and network costs: 20 to 39%
    • Storage hardware & tape media costs: 40 to 59%
    • Headcount / Personnel costs: 20 to 39%
    • Software maintenance costs: 20 to 39%
    • Total data management costs: 20 to 39%

Case Study: S&P 500 Banking Company


This case study of a S&P 500 banking company is based on a February 2014 survey of Public Cloud Usage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.


  • Moved to the public cloud for the following purposes:
    • Comply with a company mandate
    • Fulfill a line of business request

Use Case

  • Spends or plans to spend the following budget on public cloud-based initiatives:
    • Currently: <10% of budget
    • Will, 12 months from now: >50% of budget
  • Currently uses the following provider for public cloud initiatives:
    • Rackspace Cloud
  • Uses the following cloud/object storage platform:
    • Hitachi Content Platform
  • Has the following amount of infrastructure in a public cloud:
    • Test/dev environments: <10%
    • Individual workloads: <10%
    • Departmental workloads: <10%
    • Production environments: <10%
  • Running the following enterprise applications in a public cloud:
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • Microsoft SQL Server


  • Will use the following providers 12 months from now for public cloud initiatives:
    • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    • Microsoft Windows Azure
  • Protecting their data in the public cloud with the following measures:
    • Geographic replication for copies
    • CommVault Simpana software

Commvault® Software Customer Research

What cloud use cases are you considering or running already?

Back up to the cloud
Disaster Recovery (DR)
Dev/Test (spinning up dev/test instances in the cloud)

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About Commvault® Software

Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping organizations worldwide activate their data to drive more value and insight for their business. As a result, Commvault customers are able to reduce IT cost, better leverage data, improve IT operations, and increase overall efficiencies. With solutions and services delivered directly and through a worldwide network of partners and service providers, Commvault solutions comprise one of the industry’s leading portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualization, archive, file sync and share.

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