Commvault launches Metallic in SA and expands its portfolio of BaaS Solutions

Commvault announced the availability of its award-winning Metallic Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) portfolio in South Africa.

In addition, Metallic is adding new data protection solutions, features, and enterprise workload support.

“We have seen an aggressive push to cloud, automation, and an increased requirement for intelligence as companies transition to a new reality.”

Gerhard Fourie, District Channel Manager for South Africa at Commvault

He continues, “At Commvault we understand the increasing need for a solution that’s easy to undertake, purchase, and manage without any large upfront investment. Our built-in best practices mean customers receive fast, secure backups with speedy, granular recovery to protect them against data loss. Furthermore, Commvault’s deeper integration and collaboration with Microsoft Azure comes at an ideal time as we experience a seismic shift in local enterprise IT. South Africa is ready for Metallic.”

New Metallic Solutions

Understanding that businesses across the globe need dedicated protection for their SaaS applications, Metallic has made global availability a top priority, tripling its country availability and doubling its product offerings. This includes furthering its offering to include more Microsoft specific capabilities.

“By deepening our partnership with Commvault through Metallic, we are now empowered to deliver one of the industry’s most powerful solutions for storing and protecting business-critical data, not only in the cloud, but wherever it resides. This partnership offers customer a formidable yet cost-effective solution to handle the demands of modern data environments, and we plan to extend our collaboration even further to deliver tighter product integrations with native Azure services.”

Johannes Kanis, Azure Business Group Lead at Microsoft

New additions also include hybrid cloud solutions for SAP HANA and Kubernetes, in addition to:

  • Metallic Salesforce Backup provides customers scalable, enterprise-grade SaaS data protection for the Sales, Service, and Financial Cloud.
  • Metallic Office 365 & Teams Backup & Recovery now builds on Metallic’s existing Microsoft Teams capabilities to include in-place restore of Teams conversations and other data. This enables administrators to granularly recover data stored within Teams, channels, and conversations, with better speed and precision while maintaining existing site structures and settings. All new and existing Metallic Office 365 Backup customers will automatically receive Microsoft Teams functionality as part of their subscription.
  • HyperScale X for Metallic offers customers the choice of a fully integrated appliance for single-vendor management of on-premises storage and SaaS-delivered data backup. It enables the Commvault appliance, HyperScale X, to run in edge mode, allowing it to operate as a backup target for hybrid cloud workloads protected by Metallic.
  • Support for Oracle Database and Microsoft Active Directory backup are now offered as part of the Metallic Database Backup Providing BaaS database protection for customers’ hybrid world, Metallic Database Backup gives administrators seamless visibility and database protection for SAP HANA, Oracle, Microsoft SQL, and Active Directory on-premises, in the cloud, and in Azure.

Commvault partner, NEC XON’s HoD Business Platforms, Conrad van Niekerk further explains:

“With Metallic we can help our end-user customers to simplify their cloud migration and easily adopt cloud storage. In addition, we can also help them to reduce risk, control their costs more effectively and ensure efficient data management. The single pane of glass interface of Metallic simplifies the complexity inherent with managing and protecting data in a hybrid environment and facilitates compliance while improving their understanding of their data landscape.”

Conrad van Niekerk, NEC XON’s HoD Business Platforms

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