The Commvault technology integration with Lucidworks will open up new conversations with partners where they can lead around search, and build their connections to a broader array of executive contacts beyond backup.
Commvault is positioning both their Office 365 integration and their new Sensitive Data Governance offering as logical solutions to the issues created by the growing intersection of data protection and compliance.
Hitachi Data Instance Director, which had been around Hitachi Data Services since 2008, gets an updating from integration with Hitachi Content Platform and analytics technologies which came in the formation of Hitachi Vantara.
The expansion of Commvault go-to-market abilities with HPE comes on the heels of the expansion of theirInfinidat technology integration into a go-to-market relationship, and last year’s similar agreement with Cisco.
Commvault also announces Andy Vandeveld, most recently at Veeam, as Vice President of Worldwide Alliances, in a move that signals an increased focus on strategic alliances as a route to market rather than just technology integrations.
New global channel chief Owen Taraniuk pledges more global expansion, more expanded strategic partnerships like the one announced last year with Cisco, and changes that will make it easier for partners to become proficient with Commvault.
Improvements to user interfaces in a cloud world, better automation and orchestration to deal with Big Data, increased openness and new software-defined data services highlight what Commvault is calling a very significant series of announcements.