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Forrester names Commvault a leader in data resilience

Commvault, a firm providing data protection across on-premises, cloud, and SaaS environments, has announced that Forrester has positioned the company as a Leader in the Forrester Wave: Data Resilience Solutions Suites, Q4 2022.

Commvault has been top-ranked in the current offering category, achieving the highest scores in the backup-and-restore functionality and automation and orchestration criteria and one of the highest scores in the business awareness/LOB functionality criterion.

In addition, Commvault received the highest scores possible in the product vision, planned enhancements, and delivery model criteria within the strategy category.

Key factors contributing to Commvault's ranking include its breadth of backup support and attention to enterprise needs, the integration of Metallic rounding out its intelligent data services, and comprehensive ransomware defence capabilities through Metallic ThreatWise.

Commvault differentiated itself with its compelling vision in eight of the 13 different backup-and-restore criteria. Forrester states, "Large enterprises that want to protect traditional infrastructure as well as provide advanced data resilience capabilities for newer technologies should look at Commvault."

“In today’s hybrid cloud world, data has never been more valuable or more vulnerable, and customers need a proactive data protection strategy to stay safe from bad actors,” says Ranga Rajagopalan, Senior Vice President, Products, Commvault. 

“We believe our position as a Leader in the Forrester Wave for Data Resilience Solutions Suite validates the completeness of our current offerings and our vision in future-proofing the data protection strategy for our customers.”

The Forrester Wave: Data Resilience Solutions Suite, Q4 2022 evaluated data resiliency solution vendors against 40 criteria, grouped into three high-level categories: Current Offering, Strategy, and Market Presence. 

The report shows how each provider measures up in its ability to offer comprehensive support for diverse backup sources and restore targets, secure customers’ backups and the backup infrastructure from cyberthreat, and address evolving data protection needs, especially in SaaS and container environments.

Notably, earlier this year, Commvault had been positioned by Gartner as a “Leader” in its most recent report, 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions. 

The 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant evaluates vendors based on a range of factors, including completeness of vision and ability to execute. 

In addition, GigaOm had also named Commvault a “Frontrunner” and an “Outperformer” in its most recent reports: GigaOm Radar for Hybrid Cloud Data Protection: Large Enterprises and GigaOm Radar for Hybrid Cloud Data Protection: Small and Medium-Sized Businesses.

To be sure, each GigaOm Radar Report weighs and rates vendors by execution, roadmap and ability to innovate. The Commvault Platform and Metallic SaaS portfolio scored the highest possible ratings in key criteria of cyber resiliency, data management and governance, Kubernetes support, BaaS and breadth of solution.

Commvault was also named a “Leader” and “Outperformer” in the firm’s most recent report on backup solutions for Kubernetes-based applications, the GigaOm Radar for Kubernetes Data Protection. GigaOm gave Commvault high marks as having a backup solution that supports more than Kubernetes workloads, making it suitable for hybrid applications that run across Kubernetes, VMs, and cloud services, consolidating backup operations on a single platform.

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