Commvault, a leader in data protection and information management, announced it is now a Preferred Solution Partner within the Cisco Solution Partner Program. The Internet of Everything (IoE) continues to bring together people, processes, data and things to enhance the relevancy of network connections. As a member of the Cisco Solution Partner Program, Commvault is able to quickly create and deploy solutions to enhance the capabilities, performance and management of the network to capture value in the IoE.

Commvault has designed data management and protection solutions that reduce risk, improve productivity, and empower new business models. Commvault’s latest partnership makes it possible for cloud service providers and enterprises to gain access to the Cisco Validated Design (CVD) reference architecture for backup as a service (BaaS). The jointly tested and developed BaaS architecture for public/hosted, hybrid, and private cloud environments enables organisations to accelerate time to market and drive new business opportunities in a rapidly evolving and competitive market.

“Backup and recovery are critical to helping our clients take advantage of the cloud, and these solutions tested and validated jointly by Cisco and Commvault, two industry leaders in their respective markets, greatly enhance our cloud and managed services portfolio,” says Bob Hankins, vice president of data centre solutions at Logicalis. “As one of the world’s leading Cisco integrators and a long-time Cisco Gold Partner, we are highly interested in new offerings enabled by their technology partner ecosystem.”

“We are excited to be selected as a Preferred Solution Partner within the Cisco Solution Partner Program,” says Brian Allison, VP of Worldwide Alliances at Commvault. “Cisco and Commvault, together, will build differentiated solutions with our partners and deliver compelling business outcomes for our customers, starting with the BaaS offer. Our certification on Cisco’s Unified Computing Systems infrastructure and Commvault BaaS CVD is a strong validation that our data protection and information management solutions will work as tested with the same quality customers and partners have come to expect from us and Cisco.”

The Cisco Solution Partner Program, part of the Cisco Partner Ecosystem, unites Cisco with third-party independent hardware and software vendors to deliver integrated solutions to joint customers. As a Preferred Solution Partner, Commvault has achieved Cisco compatibility certification on Commvault Simpana data management software and can provide its customers with 24-hour, 7-days-a-week customer support.