TechValidate Research on Commvault® Software

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8,285 Customers Surveyed

60,770 Data Points Collected

831 Published TechFacts

78 Published Charts

106 Published Case Studies

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Commvault® Software Customer Research

Commvault helps Microsoft Azure users protect critical data in the cloud

What types of data do you protect, archive, recover or access with Commvault® software and Microsoft Azure?

File data
Virtual machines (VMs)
Databases (Oracle, SAP, DB2, SQL, etc.)
Enterprise applications like Microsoft Active Directory, SharePoint, Exchange or IBM Notes
Physical servers
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Desktops and Laptops

Case Study: Educational Institution


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

“Before CommVault we would take hours/days sometimes trying to restore a personnel mailbox to Exchange (sometimes without success). With CommVault we are able to do the task in less than an hour and always successful.”


  • 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
    • Improved uptime / access to data
    • Achieved better performance
    • Improved disaster recovery
    • Improved protection for critical data
    • Met scalability needs
    • Improved management efficiencies
    • Reduced complexity

Use Case

  • Uses the following CommVault® Simpana® features:
    • Deduplication
    • Replication (CDR, DDR or DASH Copy)
  • Protects the following with CommVault® Simpana® software:
    • Terabytes of data (TBs): Less than 10
    • Number of Physical Servers: Less than 10
    • Number of Virtual Servers: 10-50


  • Saw a 11% to 25% ROI for hardware, software, support and personnel costs over a 3 year period.
  • Recouped their investment in CommVault software in 25-36 months.
  • Recovers data 66% faster since deploying CommVault® Simpana® software.
  • Reduced data management costs since deploying CommVault® Simpana® software:
    • Server and network costs: 19% or less
    • Storage hardware & tape media costs: 19% or less
    • Headcount / Personnel costs: 20 to 39%
    • Software maintenance costs: 19% or less
    • Total data management costs: 20 to 39%

Commvault® Software Customer Testimonial

What is the biggest advantage of using Commvault for cloud and on-premises data protection?

It integrates well with multiple applications — and the cost savings.

Engineer, Non Profit

Commvault® Software Customer Testimonial

What is the biggest advantage of using Commvault for cloud and on-premises data protection?

One pane of glass.

IT Professional, Large Enterprise Retail Company

Case Study: FNF Construction Inc.


This case study of FNF Construction Inc. is based on a June 2014 survey of Commvault® Simpana® software customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Simpana has solved our compliance issues and our users can recall their archived emails and files.”

“The legal department seldom calls us to find emails or files.”

“Our data storage for backups has been reduced by 75%. The backups run quickly and the data is error free.”


  • Has 11% to 25% of storage consumed by data that has little or no business value (unnecessary data).
  • Addressed the following challenges by deploying CommVault software solution:
    • Reduced IT infrastructure/storage costs
    • Delivered better access to information
    • Improved management efficiencies
    • Met compliance or legal requirements

Use Case

  • Unstructured data growth rate is 26% to 50%.
  • 11% to 25% of their data is accessed after 90 days.


  • Paid back their investment in CommVault software in > 18 months.
  • Workforce productivity has increased 11% to 25% through faster access to data, self-service recovery, or integrated legal/compliance search since they deployed CommVault Simpana software.
  • Saved 10-20 hours per week by enabling self-service access to information for end-users and legal/compliance teams.

CommVault Training has a Positive Impact

When asked “What impact did your CommVault training have on your ability to be successful in your job?,” a full 90% of those responding felt that the training had a Positive – or better – impact on their ability to be successful in their job.

Extremely positive: 17%
Very positive: 36%
Positive: 37%
No apparent impact: 8%
Other: 2%

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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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