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Commvault® Software Customer Research

eDiscovery continues to be mainly manual

How would you rate your current eDiscovery procedures?

Highly automated Somewhat automated Very little automation, reliant on manual tasks No automation, completely manual Outsourced or handled by a 3rd party

Finding the relevant data
Confirming data set is correct or matches the original query requirements
Collecting the data
Exporting the data for further analysis / case management /response

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Commvault customers are reducing risk, and are more successful in hitting their compliance and audit goals

How much has Commvault improved your coverage in:

81% or greater 61 - 80% 41 - 60% 21 - 40% 0 - 20%

Meeting compliance
Passing audits or tests
Preventing data theft or breach

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Commvault customers know more about their data

“Dark data” is often defined as data sets that an organization has in their environment, but they either have it and don’t know about it or know about it but not how to use it.

Compared to their previous backup product(s), Commvault was able to reduce “dark data” within customer environments by:

76% or more
26%
51-75%
28%
26-50%
26%
0-25%
21%

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78% of customers have an active analytics project or are planning one

Surveyed organizations are planning to or already have incorporated analytics tools into your environment:

Within the next 12 months
38%
Already have implemented analytics tools
24%
Currently implementing
24%
Within the next 6 months
14%

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Over 60% of surveyed customers have no dedicated eDicovery tools

What eDiscovery tools do you currently employ?

No dedicated tools
63%
Use a combination of in house and proprietary tools and applications
21%
Off the shelf proprietary application
13%
In house or homegrown tools and applications
3%

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Current data concerns

What is your biggest data related concern in the current global pandemic climate?

Business continuity: 41%
Ransomware: 20%
Adhering to compliance standards: 16%
Data leaks: 11%
Backup of remote data: 10%

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Half of surveyed customers have 4+ storage products

How many storage products are you managing across your data center(s) and the cloud, including public cloud?

8+
15%
6-7
11%
4-5
24%
2-3
43%
1
7%

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Security, compliance, agility, and DR driving private cloud adoption

What are the top 3 criteria driving your private cloud strategy?

Security
45%
Compliance
41%
Agility/elastic compute
39%
Disaster recovery
39%
Cloud-like economics on-premises
32%
We do not have a private cloud initiative
26%
Other
4%

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Commvault delivers greater benefits in:

Improving protection of critical data
82%
Improving restores times (Recovery Time Objectives)
74%
Improving uptime / availability to data
59%
Meeting compliance requirements
49%
Reducing storage costs
46%

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Compared to your previous provider, which of the following does Commvault provide greater data protection coverage?

Virtual machines
80%
Databases (Oracle, SAP, DB2, SQL, etc.)
71%
File data
69%
Physical servers
53%
Primary storage (SAN, NAS, or DAS)
44%

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Agility, DR, and cost are key drivers for public cloud

What are the top 3 criteria driving your public cloud strategy?

Agility/elastic compute
51%
Disaster recovery
50%
Cost
49%
Security
38%
We are not currently using the public cloud
18%
Other
7%

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45% of customers are exploring containers technologies or have an active containers project

How would you describe your containers strategy?

We do not have a containers strategy
46%
We are exploring technologies and use cases for where we can use containers
35%
We have an active containers project and are investigating products and vendors
10%
We have deployed containers
9%

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Half of customers prefer subscription licensing

What is your preferred software licensing model?

Subscription
50%
Perpetual
40%
Utility
5%
Other
5%

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Backup storage and virtualization storage are the most common SDS use cases

What workloads are you considering for your software-defined storage strategy? (check all that apply)

Backup/archive storage
66%
Private and hybrid cloud virtualization storage
57%
Containers storage
27%
Object storage
26%
Other
14%

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~1/3 of customers are not investing in new technologies due to current market conditions

If you do not have a software-defined strategy, why not?

Current market conditions have shifted priorities and we’re not investing in new technologies right now
31%
Current vendor technologies meet my needs for now
31%
Not familiar with the technology
18%
Other
20%

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48% of customers are exploring SDS technologies or have an active SDS project

Where are you in your software-defined storage (SDS) journey?

We do not have a SDS strategy
37%
We are exploring technologies and use cases for where we can use this technology
37%
We have deployed SDS
14%
We have an active SDS project and are investigating products and vendors
12%

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39% of customers have a storage refresh in <1 year

When is your next hardware or maintenance refresh coming up for any of your storage products?

Now
13%
3-6 months
13%
6 months - 1 year
13%
1 year - 2 years
28%
>2 years
33%

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49% of customers have 4 or more storage products

How many storage products are you managing across your data center(s) and the cloud, including public cloud?

8+: 14%
6-7: 11%
4-5: 24%
2-3: 43%
1: 7%

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IT department changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

How is your IT department being changed by the global pandemic?

Need to learn new skills
59%
More reliance on automation
44%
Fewer staff to complete the work
41%
Urgency for disaster recovery testing
37%
Other
12%

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Top priorities through the COVID-19 pandemic

What are your top 3 data protection priorities during the current global pandemic?

Disaster recovery preparedness
80%
Preventing ransomware attacks
61%
Faster digital transformation
49%
More cloud adoption
29%
New SaaS applications to protect
17%

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What are your top 3 data protection priorities during the current global pandemic?

Disaster recovery preparedness
81%
Preventing ransomware attacks
64%
Faster digital transformation
45%
More cloud adoption
26%
New SaaS applications to protect
14%

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How does cloud data protection help your organization?

More accessible data
67%
Improved product innovation
37%
Lower costs
28%
Better customer service
26%

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Why did you originally choose to move data to the cloud?

Digital transformation: 47%
Cost savings: 29%
Agility: 24%

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Are you seeing the cloud benefits you originally expected?

Yes: 73%
No: 27%

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Are you seeing the cloud benefits you originally expected?

Yes: 73%
No: 27%

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Are you seeing the cloud benefits you originally expected?

Yes
68%
No
32%

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Why did you originally choose to move data to the cloud?

Agility: 41%
Digital transformation: 38%
Cost savings: 21%

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What cloud use cases are you considering or running already?

Back up to the cloud
73%
Disaster Recovery (DR)
60%
Dev/Test (spinning up dev/test instances in the cloud)
45%

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Why are you migrating your application(s) or database(s) to the cloud?

Dynamically allocate resources as business demands change
49%
Cost optimization (pay only for what you use)
42%
Reduce administrative cost (PaaS / SaaS offering)
37%

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What do you think are the biggest challenges in your cloud migration projects?

Complexity of applications to be migrated
57%
Time needed to migrate applications
46%
Haven’t yet started a cloud migration project
31%
No support for legacy (old) applications
26%
Lack of workload portability tools available
19%
Lack of workload automation
18%



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