CommVault – At a Glance-2014

One Single Data Backup, Restore, Replication, DR and Archiving Data Management Software Solution for the Heterogeneous Enterprise

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CommVault – At a Glance

  • 20,000 Customers
  • Simpana 10: a Single Unified Backup, Restore, Search &  Archive software platform.
  • Key Solutions:
    • Windows / Unix / Linux Backup
    • VMware, Hyper-V, Xen, and other Backup
    • Desktop and Laptop Backup
    • Disaster Recovery and WAN Replication
    • Application Protection (SQL, Oracle, SAP, Exchange etc)
    • Cloud Backup
    • Archiving, Search and Legal Compliance
  • HeadQuarters: New Jersey – USA
  • Origins – spinout from AT&T Bell Labs in 1996
  • Revenues (2014): $USD 586m
  • Staff: 1,973, with 780 in customer support


Brief Timeline

AT&T’s Bell Labs initiates internal Backup Software development aimed at backing up its switching network
AT&T CommVault delivers ABARS, which supports Optical platter jukeboxes. The aim is to protects UNIX hosts, with a Focus on FAST recovery.
ABARS, while primarily for AT&T’s internal use, is sold sporadically around the world as a Linux, UNIX and UNIX variant backup device
AT&T CommVault adds “PC” products support (Banyan, Novell, Microsoft, OS/2) and delivers the first Granular E-Mail protection solution
Adds support for additional E-Mail systems & databases Plus: Message Level Recovery for Exchange, Banyan & Lotus Notes
CommVault as a standalone company CommVault Systems is spun out from AT&T/Network Systems with Bob Hammer assuming the role of CEO, and Al Bunte assuming the role of COO.Both still hold these roles in 2014
Decision is taken to rewrite CommVault to make a new Data Management Software solution. This product is launched as CommVault Galaxy (later to be rebranded as QinetiX and the later as Simpana)
Microsoft & CommVault form a Strategic Partnership; CommVault uses Windows Server as the base platform.
QinetiX5 with Integrated Email Archiving and Backup is launchedOEM Agreement for Dell to sell CommVault is signed
Storage Magazines Product of the Year in the Backup & DR Category
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Co-Brand Qinetix as Hitachi Data Protection Suite
CommVault begins Life as a Public Company – Trading on the NASDAQ Exchange under CVLTRevenues Exceed $100m per annum
Releases Simpana Verion 7 – changing the Product name from QiNetix to Simpana, merging search, backup, archiving and data management into a single suite
10,500 Customers using CommVault Simpana Version 8 launched
Customer base grows to 13,500 CustomersSimpana Version 9 LaunchedWon 4th Storage Magazine Product of the Year award
Named a Leader in the GartnerMagic Quadrant for Enterprise Class BackupEmployee Count Reaches 1300
Achieves #1 Leader Position in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterrpise Backup – the first year this position has been held
Simpana Version 10 released- Simpana is still a single work of code developed internally and only by CommVault.Gartner names CommVault a Leader for the 3rd Year running in the Backup/Recovery Magic Quadrant


Over 20,000 Customers Worldwide

Including  the likes of:

  • Enterprise (> 250TB): British Telecom, Coca-Cola, ING
  • Mid Level (20-250TB): Various UK NHS Trusts and Councils
  • Small to Medium (< 20TB) :St Francis Xavier College (UK)

Financial Highlights

2011 2012 2013 2014
Revenue $USD Million $314m $406m $495m $586m
Customer Count 14,000 16,100 18, 200 20,000
Staff Size 1,268 1,437 1,740 1,973

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