Graham Brown has been appointed as Commvault’s channel manager for the South Africa/South African Development Community (SADC) region.

Brown returns to Commvault to take up the role, having previously joined the company in 2019 as an enterprise account manager for the financial services sector.

He says he is rejoining Commvault at a pivotal time in its history as the hybrid world is evolving at speed. The combination of artificial intelligence, together with the evolution and disparity of workloads and the adoption of cloud computing is presenting customers and partners with new challenges.

“Against the backdrop of cyber resiliency, cybersecurity, ransomware and data protection, data management as a discipline and as a function almost becomes that much more difficult to achieve,” says Brown.

He says one of his main goals will be to awaken some of the “sleeping giants” within Commvault’s channel ecosystem. “There’s much untapped potential that is waiting to be activated. When there is a mutual alignment and big emphasis on trust in terms of what partners in the region are aiming for, and there is agreement on what defines success for the partnership for both Commvault and for a reseller, only then will the recipe begin to come together.”