Commvault recognised as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup & Recovery Solutions for the 7th Straight year
Aug 8th, 2017

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Commvault, a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, today announced it was positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the recently released Magic Quadrant for Data Centre Backup and Recovery Solutions. Among Leaders, Gartner positioned Commvault furthest on completeness of vision. This is the seventh consecutive year Commvault has been named a leader in Gartner’s market evaluation for backup and recovery.

According to the report, “Gartner provides analysis and evaluation of the leading data centre backup solution vendors that offer a range of traditional to innovative availability capabilities.”

“We feel this recognition by Gartner is a validation of our innovation and unparalleled customer service for the seventh straight year and is great news for Commvault and for our customers and partners,” said N. Robert Hammer, chairman, president and CEO, Commvault. “We believe our much simpler, easier-to-use solutions enabled by our new, comprehensive UX, and our competitive, flexible pricing models built on the powerful Commvault Data Platform, are driving our building market momentum and leadership. We believe our industry leading automation, data portability and unparalleled functionality in the cloud have established Commvault as the leader as enterprises journey to the cloud.  I want to thank our employees, partners and customers for their passion, innovation and execution, which has allowed us to realise our vision of delivering solutions not only for classic recovery use cases but also as an effective weapon battling ransomware, GDPR, and for broad data management.”

Delivering Innovation

The new report also states that “many companies are willing to adopt new technologies and products from new vendors, and they have shown an increased willingness to augment or even completely switch backup and recovery providers to better meet their increasing service-level needs, overall cost requirements and ease of management needs.”

Commvault established a leadership position in the data management market by directly addressing enterprises’ evolving data backup and recovery needs with innovative solutions that allow them to move data to the cloud, avoid vendor lock in and quickly scale to support rapid growth. Examples of Commvault’s leadership include:

  • Comprehensive and leading public cloud support.
  • The industry’s broadest snapshot support without custom scripting.
  • Flexible pricing and packaging options.
  • Industry leading customer support.
  • An expansive list of supported hypervisors, big data support and database protection, providing enterprises flexibility for future technology decisions in other areas of their IT environment.
  • End-to-end coverage for traditional physical and on-premises applications.
  • Orchestration capabilities to enable the migration of whole applications to the cloud.
  • New, user-based UI’s to improve end user experience and time to value.

Enterprises’ data backup and recovery requirements continue to rapidly evolve as data becomes increasingly central to success in the digital economy, ransomware attacks grow in volume and sophistication, and enterprises accelerate their move to the cloud. For example, according to Gartner:

  • By 2021, 50 percent of organisations will augment or replace their current backup application with another solution, compared to what they deployed at the beginning of 2017.
  • By 2020, 30 percent of large enterprises will leverage snapshots and backup for more than just operational recovery (e.g., disaster recovery, test/development, DevOps, etc.), up from less than 15 percent at the beginning of 2017.
  • By 2020, the number of enterprises using the cloud as a backup target will double, up from 10 percent at the beginning of 2017.
  • By 2019, despite increasing effectiveness of countermeasures, successful ransomware attacks will double in frequency year over year, up from two to three million in 2016.

For more information and a full copy of the July 2017 Magic Quadrant for Data Centre Backup and Recovery Software, please visit:

Commvault executives, customers, partners and other thought leaders will gather to speak on enterprises’ evolving backup and recovery requirements and other key data management issues at Commvault GO 2017, the industry’s leading event dedicated to protecting and activating data, Nov. 6-8, 2017 in Washington, D.C. | Commvault Press Office.