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Arrow Quick Hit: Commvault is the future of cloud data management

September 27, 2023 | Bryon Spaeth

What is cloud data management?

Cloud data management refers to the set of practices and technologies that organize, govern, protect, access, integrate and analyze data in cloud computing environments.

Why should you care?

More organizations than ever are using the cloud today. Statistics on cloud use and adoption show that:

  • 48% of businesses choose to store their most important data in the cloud. In fact, as of 2023, 60% of all corporate data is stored in the cloud. That means most businesses use the cloud for storage, and nearly half trust its security and reliability enough to store their more crucial data.
  • 87% of businesses have a hybrid cloud strategy. As the name would suggest, hybrid cloud solutions attempt to blend two or more different types of clouds for a specific purpose. This strategy tends to save businesses a lot of money and makes their systems more flexible, which is why 45% of them prioritize some sort of hybrid solution.
  • By 2025, there will be an estimated 175 zettabytes of stored data in the cloud — a 61% increase from today.
  • 60% of all corporate data is stored in the cloud. That's double what it was less than a decade ago when only 30% of all corporate data was stored on the cloud.
  • Between 2010 and 2020, the global cloud computing and hosting market size increased by cloud 535%. In 2010, the global cloud computing and hosting market was only worth $24.6 billion, a number which grew to a whopping $156.4 billion in 2020.1

How does Commvault help customers with their cloud data management?

  • Commvault Cloud Air Gap protect: This is Commvault's S3-compatible cloud storage service for backups. It allows customers to natively move data off-premises to the Commvault's cloud without ingress or egress fees — a secure virtual air-gapped solution.
  • Cloud data protection: Commvault provides backup and recovery capabilities for cloud-based workloads like virtual machines (VMs), databases, and SaaS apps. With the shared responsibility model, that data is the customer's responsibility. Commvault allows customers granularity in recovering their data, VMs, apps and workloads.
  • Data migration: Commvault has tools to migrate on-premises data sets into cloud object storage or cloud data platforms like Azure Data Lake or AWS S3.
  • Cloud tiering — less frequently accessed data can be automatically tiered from on-premises primary storage to cloud storage for lower cost.
  • Cloud VMs: Commvault software can be run in cloud VMs to provide data protection and migration capabilities in the cloud.
  • Cloud management portal: This provides a unified console to manage, monitor and access Commvault software and data across on-prem and cloud environments.
  • API access: APIs enable integrating Commvault capabilities into custom cloud applications and infrastructure code.
  • Multi-cloud support: Commvault supports leading public clouds like AWS, Azure, GCP, Oracle Cloud and more.

Differentiation in the market

All cloud vendors provide native tools to assist users in managing their cloud environment. Native tools often lack the ability to provide enterprise-class features like granular restore processes, proactive ransomware monitoring, robust data reporting or compliance reporting, application-aware backups, and air gapping or immutability which can be difficult and expensive.

Cloud-native tools only work on the cloud that they were built for, so if organizations use more than one cloud, they're required to use multiple native tools to manage their business. Commvault gives customers the ability to secure, defend, and recover data across all your hybrid cloud environments. Their solutions offer comprehensive defense for hybrid environments through advanced security, granular recovery, air-gapped storage, and immutable backups. With multi-cloud support and capabilities optimized for each platform, Commvault has businesses covered on-premises, in the cloud, or across both.

How do you position Commvault?

In today's cloud-centric world, effective data management and backup are critical. Commvault rises to the challenge, ensuring granular recovery, deduplication, and cost optimization across environments. Their solutions deliver unified data protection and management. With industry-leading innovations, fast recovery, and a flexible global approach, Commvault is the preferred choice for modern enterprises seeking to protect their data. Customers can back up and recover data quickly and efficiently with Commvault's cloud-focused data management that spans all your hybrid environments.

Why Commvault?

With over 25 years in data management, Commvault software has been used by some of the largest companies. Commvault solutions provide flexible and optimized cloud data storage along with robust data protection capabilities.

For storage, they offer a range of options, including native cloud object storage, cloud tiering from on-premises, and cross-cloud support, which enables investment optimization and efficient use of cloud resources. Capabilities like deduplication, compression and power management further enhance storage efficiency and cost savings.

Commvault provides fast recovery of cloud and on-premises data. Their solutions leverage isolated, air-gapped cloud copies for ransomware resilience. Broad cloud coverage and deep integration allow rapid, large-scale cloud restores to minimize downtime. Identifying and tiering less critical data also reduces storage consumption.

With Commvault, companies get flexibility, efficiency and modern data protection to securely manage both cloud and on-premises environments. These combined capabilities optimize costs while and ensure data is always available and recoverable.

Arrow and Commvault

Arrow remains dedicated to ensuring our partners are equipped, informed and poised for success. With Commvault, we're building a robust future together.

Source: 1. Zippia. "25 Amazing Cloud Adoption Statistics [2023]: Cloud Migration, Computing, And More" Jun. 22, 2023,

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