Commvault and Alibaba Cloud strike digital alliance

Commvault and Alibaba Cloud strike digital alliance

Partnership to enable businesses to move to the cloud with greater ease and security

Commvault has partnered with Alibaba Cloud to leverage combined technology and market advantages, in a bid to accelerate digital transformation for customers.

Commvault, a specialist in enterprise back-up, recovery, archive and cloud, will work with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, on making it easier for businesses to move to the cloud with greater ease and security.

"We are excited to enter this strategic partnership with Commvault and concertedly empower our customers through advanced cloud computing and data management capabilities,” said Dajiang Han, head of global alliance, Alibaba Cloud Global.

"Digital transformation is the new benchmark for companies amidst an increasingly competitive landscape, and data is at the core of this journey."

However, Han said the success of digital transformation is at risk because of complex regulations and the fast pace of changing business needs.

As a result, the partnership between both organisation will combine resources to facilitate greater ease of digital transformation and cloud adoption.

A unified platform will be developed to facilitate this, with integrated features such as a scalable compute platform with data processing capabilities provided by Alibaba Cloud and managed by Commvault’s unified data management platform.

Commvault will also provide centralised technical support to all of Alibaba Cloud’s customers who are migrating their cloud over to the platform.

Knowledge-transfer will also be an essential element in this partnership, facilitating evaluations of both companies network of customers and partners.

According to research by IDC, Alibaba Cloud is China's largest provider of public cloud services and was the number four player globally in the IaaS market by revenue in 2017.

"The strategic combination of Commvault's leadership in back-up and recovery and moving data to, from and between clouds and Alibaba Cloud's strengths will provide customers with scalable and secure cloud data solutions," added Owen Taraniuk, vice president of worldwide partnerships and market development, Commvault.

However, it has not been smooth sailing for Commvault lately, as the vendor reported an annual net loss of US$61.9 million in its most recent earnings.

The company's CEO, Neil Robert Hammer is set to be replaced as a result, as part of a new strategic plan.

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