CommVault Released a New Channel Partner Program, VIRAL

by: Nichole Gunn October 25, 2011

With the upsurge of virtual server technologies that are ever developing and expanding, businesses are striving to find more proficient, quicker, and flexible IT platform structures to support essential business operations.

Noting the need for solutions, CommVault recently announced its innovative channel incentive program, Virtual Infrastructure Reference Architecture Leaders (VIRAL).

CommVault is a leader in the development of Singular Information Management strategies. With its headquarters in New Jersey, United States, it strives to provide high-performance data protection, simplified data management, and universal availability on complex storage networks.

VIRAL was implemented to collaborate with top virtualization technology providers to offer resellers a simpler and easier solution for positioning scalable virtual infrastructure solutions in VMware environments.

CommVault’s unique channel partner program offers a combination of VMware software based reference structure, CommVault® Simpana® 9 software modules that provide backup and recovery, and Dell storage hardware. This means users can deploy and easily integrate protection of large virtual infrastructures in much less time. In fact, what would have taken days, can now be done in hours.

Senior director of North American channels at CommVault, Mark Conley, said in the press release, “CommVault’s new VIRAL channel enablement program and Application Data Management bundle for VMware are the latest examples of how we’re helping channel partners and their customers fit the missing piece to the data protection puzzle for both large and mid-market converged virtual infrastructures.” He added that the union with VMware and Dell is aiding businesses, big and small, in their efforts to thrive in the virtualization and cloud computing world.

Businesses worldwide are scrambling to find the best information technology framework, one that is flexible, efficient, and able to support business operations. CommVault met the challenge and designed a channel program that provides ‘front and center’ data protection, thereby eliminating risk.

According to the press release, Dell’s executive director of storage marketing Travis Vigil said, “As IT organizations move from deploying dedicated physical servers to virtual machines, demand for providing protection of critical data has increased.” He added that the VMware, Dell, and CommVault collaboration provided a completely tested and integrated solution. Based on Dell Fluid Data architecture, the program helps reduce costs, complexity, and the risk in deploying virtual environments.

Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, for VMware, said: “We are pleased to partner with CommVault in this program as it supports the spread of scalable virtual infrastructures while enabling the highest levels of data protection for our customers.”

Those signing up for the program also offered their opinions in the press release. Randy Weis, director of solutions architecture for GreenPages Technology Solutions explained, “In joining CommVault's VIRAL program, we can take advantage of pre-defined, pre-tested building blocks to tailor solutions that easily, efficiently and economically support customers with 50 or 5,000 virtual machines."

Further building on its partner reseller solutions, CommVault is introducing a new application data management package geared toward VMware mid-market single solution customers. It will provide easy and quick processes from purchase through operation.

About Nichole Gunn

Nichole Gunn is the VP of Marketing at Incentive Solutions, an Atlanta-based incentive company that delivers advanced, agile B2B customer loyalty and channel sales incentives programs.