I wrote some months ago that under Sanjay Mirchandani, Commvault was not just changing, it had already changed. Fast forward a few months and we now find ourselves in a totally different world. But one thing that hasn’t changed and stands out is the continued execution and focus of the Commvault team, even through these confusing times.
Building on this original platform choice, Commvault and Microsoft have just announced that they are tightening their partnership in multiple dimensions. They have entered into a multi-year agreement with Microsoft that tightly integrates go-to-market, engineering, and sales of Commvault’s Metallic software-as-a-service (SaaS) data protection portfolio with Azure.
We have seen many alliances and partnership announcements in this space, but this is not just another one of those. This agreement has substance.
It is clear that strategic thinking combined with practical considerations for execution drove its creation. It is comprehensive, spanning key initiatives from the technology to the go-to-market components, to sales, and is partner-friendly.
On the basis of what we’ve seen in the past few months, and this recent agreement with Microsoft, Commvault has just raised the bar again and put itself in a very desirable competitive posture.
The next steps start now for Commvault and they’re all about execution.