Today during the SHIFT online conference, there has been announced Commvault Cloud, powered by Metallic AI – a new, unique platform designed for cyber resilience. Commvault Cloud unifies all of the company’s SaaS and software offerings on one platform, where visibility and control can be managed holistically via a single pane of glass.
As you imagine, cyber threats are constantly evolving and becoming more sophisticated, posing a serious challenge for enterprises that need to protect their data and ensure business continuity. As an example some data from the Internet. Ransomware attacks, for example, have increased by 151% in the first half of 2023 compared to the same period in 20221. Moreover, the average ransom payment has risen to $170,404 in 2023, up from $111,605 in 20222. These attacks can cause significant financial losses, reputational damage, and operational disruptions for organizations of all sizes and industries.
To address this challenge, Commvault has announced some good innovations that will change the game in how IT and security teams can radically improve cyber resilience in an era of non-stop ransomware and malicious cyberattacks. The innovation is called Commvault Cloud, powered by Metallic AI, and it is the first true cloud platform for cyber resilience in the hybrid enterprise.
What is Commvault Cloud?
Commvault Cloud is a new, unique platform that unifies all of Commvault’s SaaS and software offerings on one platform, where visibility and control can be managed holistically via a single pane of glass. But Commvault Cloud goes much further. This new platform is purpose-built for cyber resilience, designed to enable users to predict threats faster, make clean recoveries, and accelerate threat response times – all at the lowest possible TCO. And, with Commvault Cloud’s unique architecture, customers can secure and recover their data, across any workload, any infrastructure, and from any location to any location.
Commvault Cloud brings together the worlds of data protection, security, intelligence, and recovery, offering the following key capabilities:
AI-driven cyber resilience – Commvault Cloud leverages the power of artificial intelligence to bolster security across hybrid infrastructures while getting greater insights from data. Commvault Cloud integrates with Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service, a new service that provides access to the most advanced AI models in the world, to enable customers to detect and prevent cyber threats, as well as to generate natural language summaries and insights from their data.
Commvault Cloud also uses Metallic AI, a proprietary AI engine that powers Commvault’s SaaS offerings, to provide intelligent data management, such as data classification, anomaly detection, and smart retention.
Data security innovations – Commvault Cloud introduces redesigned solutions that can play a critical role in advancing an end-to-end security posture. For example, Commvault Cloud offers the industry’s first cleanroom recovery service, which allows customers to recover their data in a secure and isolated environment, free from any malware or ransomware infection. Commvault Cloud also provides encryption at rest and in transit, immutable backups, air-gapped copies, and granular role-based access control.
Strategic partnerships – Commvault Cloud is backed by a rich and growing partner ecosystem, from cloud service providers and global service integrators to strategic alliance partners and AI and security collaborations. Commvault Cloud supports all major public cloud platforms, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Alibaba Cloud, as well as private and hybrid cloud environments. Commvault Cloud also works with leading security vendors, such as CrowdStrike, Palo Alto Networks, and FireEye, to provide comprehensive threat detection and response. In addition, Commvault Cloud leverages the expertise and reach of global service integrators, such as Accenture, Deloitte, and Wipro, to help customers with their digital transformation and cyber resilience journeys.
Packaged bundles – Commvault Cloud introduces four packaged bundles that cater to different customer needs and budgets.
These bundles are Bronze Protection, Silver Recovery, Gold Intelligence, and Platinum Resilience. The Platinum Resilience bundle is the most comprehensive and advanced offering, which includes all the features and benefits of the other bundles, plus the cleanroom recovery service and the integration with Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service. The Platinum Resilience bundle is a new standard in cyber resilience hosted in the cloud.
Why Choose Commvault Cloud?
Commvault Cloud is not just another cloud platform. It is a revolutionary hybrid enterprise solution that delivers the following benefits for customers:
Enhanced cyber resilience – Commvault Cloud enables customers to achieve enterprise-grade cyber resilience, which is more than building taller walls or deeper moats. It requires a new approach that looks holistically across the entire landscape, from best-in-class data protection and security to AI-driven data intelligence and lightning-fast recovery. With Commvault Cloud, customers can proactively defend against cyber threats, recover their data with confidence, and resume their business operations with minimal downtime and disruption.
A demo from the stream showing quick recovery
Reduced complexity and cost – Commvault Cloud simplifies the management of data and security across hybrid cloud environments, eliminating the need for multiple-point solutions and vendors. Commvault Cloud provides a single platform, a single interface, and a single subscription for all data protection and cyber resilience needs. Commvault Cloud also reduces the total cost of ownership by optimizing the use of cloud resources, minimizing data storage and transfer costs, and offering flexible and scalable pricing models.
Improved data value and innovation – Commvault Cloud helps customers unlock the value and potential of their data, enabling them to gain deeper insights, make better decisions, and drive innovation. Commvault Cloud leverages the power of AI to generate natural language summaries and insights from data, as well as to detect and prevent cyber threats. Commvault Cloud also empowers customers to access the most advanced AI models in the world, such as GPT-3 and Codex, through the integration with Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service.
How to Get Started with Commvault Cloud?
Commvault Cloud is available now for customers who want to take their cyber resilience to the next level. Customers can choose from the four packaged bundles, or customize their own solution based on their specific needs and preferences. Customers can also take advantage of a free trial offer, which allows them to experience the benefits of Commvault Cloud for 30 days, with no commitment or obligation.
To learn more about Commvault Cloud, powered by Metallic AI, visit the official website or watch the replay of the SHIFT event, where Commvault’s CEO, Sanjay Mirchandani, and other experts and customers shared their insights and testimonials on how Commvault Cloud is reshaping their cyber resilience strategies.
Commvault and its partners are working to redefine cyber resilience for the AI and ransomware era.
Link to the announcement is here at the Commvault website.
Press release here.
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