TechValidate Research on Commvault® Software

Case Study: Small Business Professional Services Company


This case study of a small business professional services 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.

“Most important is the ease of use. All clients are similar, easy to install and maintain and non-power users can use the GUI for restores without waiting for me.”


  • Data under management has grown by 51 to 75% 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
    • Improved disaster recovery
    • Improved protection for critical data
    • Met compliance requirements

Use Case

  • Uses the following CommVault® Simpana® features:
    • SnapProtect (snapshot management)
    • Content Indexing
  • 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: Less than 10


  • 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 13-18 months.
  • Recovers data 85% 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: 20 to 39%
    • Software maintenance costs: 19% or less
    • Total data management costs: 19% or less

About This Data

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