Commvault launches Metallic SaaS-based data protection solutions in EMEA 

Commvault’s Metallic Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) solutions are now available across the EMEA region. Metallic’s enterprise-grade offerings including Metallic Office 365 Backup & Recovery, Metallic Endpoint Backup & Recovery and Metallic Core Backup & Recovery, are now available in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Sweden. With this expanded availability, customers in these regions are now better able to seamlessly address growing business concerns around cost, scalability, and security as they protect critical data. 

For EMEA businesses in particular, Metallic™ Backup & Recovery has been engineered to offer data protection in support of customers’ Data Sovereignty and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance efforts. To be GDPR compliant, companies must meet strict standards for accountability, security, confidentiality, and resilience. Metallic offerings deliver the capability to monitor compliance policies and the amount and types of data stored, providing users with the expertise and capabilities to fulfill stringent GDPR compliance obligations. Through a tight engineering collaboration with Microsoft, Metallic is able to integrate Microsoft Azure’s secure and compliant platform offerings and tools that help to address GDPR compliance at a foundational level.  

“The increase of cloud adoption by customers in EMEA, especially in early adopter markets like Israel, Benelux and the UK, along with the growth in adoption of solutions like Microsoft 365, demonstrates the increasing comfort with and demand for SaaS,” said Manoj Nair, General Manager, Metallic. “The EU has established rigorous standards for data privacy, compliance and governance, which differ even across member countries. Metallic helps ease those concerns by helping customers ensure full compliance with privacy laws like GDPR.”

“Commvault is, and has always been, enterprise-ready. We bring this experience, the customer support, the services and the core technology to Metallic, to exactly serve enterprise customers’ requirements,” said Marco Fanizzi, VP and GM EMEA, Commvault. “With this we are now giving our customers the flexibility to lift and shift their environment from private cloud to the multi-cloud using a simple, compliant, scalable, solution. The sky is the limit for Metallic as the best solution available anywhere in the market.”

Designed for the modern enterprise as a truly cloud-native solution, Metallic uses Azure and Commvault’s Data Protection platform to deliver comprehensive BaaS solutions with single pane of glass management across SaaS, on-prem, public cloud native, and hybrid workloads.

“Commvault’s Metallic solutions portfolio is helping to lead the next phase of evolution in the BaaS market with Microsoft Azure,” said Casey McGee, Vice President, Microsoft Global ISV Sales. “Storing and securing critical data is essential for business success today, and Metallic provides customers who are adopting cloud and BaaS technology simple, secure and trusted cloud-delivered data protection for their hybrid environments.”

“This year we’ve been seeing more and more threats as cybercrime has grown significantly,” commented Jonathan Bowl, AVP & General Manager UK, Ireland & Nordics, Commvault. “If you’re managing data, you don’t want to leave this to chance. One of the things we’ve been able to do with Metallic is make this data management so simple, and enable IT leaders to obtain all the capability they need with just a few clicks. Commvault’s years of experience moving huge amounts of data to the cloud, combined with this simple solution, helps managers in businesses that have perhaps never used the cloud at all or very little, to have the confidence that they can manage their most crucial asset: their data.”

“We have been working very successfully with Commvault for many years now, our strategic relationship has helped many businesses, and we’re excited to see Commvault’s proven Enterprise grade data management solutions being extended, with a fully compliant, simple and scalable SaaS offering in the form of Metallic,” said Damon Robertson, Managing Director, COOLSPIRiT. “We look forward to being able to offer this capability to our UK customers to meet their ever-evolving data management requirements in the ‘new normal’ times we find ourselves, while having the capability to deliver on whatever the future may bring…” 

“We are very excited about the opportunity to be a UK launch partner for Metallic,” commented Huw Jones, Chief Business Officer, CMS. “The technical heritage and excellence of Commvault delivered through a SaaS delivery model, combined with services and expertise of CMS means we can provide relevant, reliable and simple solutions to our customers that exactly matches the evolving requirements of the UK&I Enterprise sector in these challenging ‘new normal’ times.”

“Metallic is an advanced SaaS product that gives BDO a unified solution for the automation of all backup and recovery processes in Office365 applications,” said Yossi Gross, VP IT and CIO,  BDO. “Metallic is an innovative and simple management interface which allows us to back up a number of services from our O365 cloud and includes critical data search and transfer capabilities to the cloud, between clouds, or from the cloud to the BDO website as needed. Metallic is an easy-to-learn, easy-to-implement and easy-to-use solution.”

According to Archana Venkatraman, Associate Research Director, Cloud Data Management, IDC Europe, security is also a major IT concern. Easy-to-use, integrated, automated, and cost-efficient data management solutions and integrated cloud storage service for backing up in the cloud can help companies adopt cloud storage with control and protection against cyberattacks.

 “There is a real pressure to leverage the cloud to reduce capital spend, improve resilience, recovery, and data security as the risk of ransomware and cyberattack is sharply increasing. IDC research shows that 93% of organisations have been the targets of malware attacks in 2019, with a majority suffering successful attacks or multiple attacks,” Venkatraman said. “With the right cloud data protection strategy, companies can significantly reduce the time-to-value, which is critical to quickly become ransomware resilient in the wake of rising attacks. It’s clear that there is a broad need for SaaS-based solutions that meet these needs not only in EMEA, but across the globe.”

Metallic is now available in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and now many countries across Europe through Commvault resellers and distribution partners. In addition, Commvault continues to dedicate some of our best talent to support our efforts in EMEA, most recently with the appointment of Shai Nuni as the new Vice President of Metallic in the region. Nuni has been tapped to lead and expand the company’s dedicated EMEA sales and technical team.

Customers can also try-and-buy Metallic solutions on the Azure Marketplace on a monthly or annual subscription basis. 

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