A recent press release states, “Commvault, a leading provider of software for the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire software-defined storage (SDS) innovator, Hedvig, for total consideration of $225 million, which includes the purchase price and ongoing employee retention. Gartner expects that by 2023, software-defined storage (SDS) instantiations of vendor storage OSs running in the cloud will become the dominant method of building multi cloud storage infrastructures. This move to cloud and multi cloud environments, together with cloud native applications is driving competitive advantage for companies of all sizes; yet the acceleration of data fragmentation is negatively impacting business outcomes. This rapid data growth, generated from a variety of sources stored both within on-premises environments and in the cloud will continue to create significant governance, security and management challenges.”
The release goes on, “For years, Commvault has evolved its portfolio to help thousands of long-standing customers of all sizes globally protect, manage and use their data more effectively. This is demonstrated by the 600+ petabyte of data managed by Commvault software in the cloud today. Hedvig drives significant operational efficiency, addresses the data sovereignty problems stemming from data governance laws, and enables hybrid cloud and multi cloud capabilities natively. Operational efficiency is achieved via complete protocol consolidation (block, file, and object storage) on a single platform. ‘Being completely software based, the Hedvig platform can span multiple data centers across multiple physical geographies including disparate cloud environments,’ said Avinash Lakshman, Hedvig CEO. ‘This may be the most comprehensive solution ever unleashed into enterprise data centers and public cloud environments’.”
Read more at PR Newswire.
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