Commvault to launch global centre of excellence in Bengaluru

Commvault to launch global centre of excellence in Bengaluru
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7 Oct, 2020

New Jersey-based data management software company Commvault is set to launch its first global centre of excellence (COE) in Bengaluru, 16 years after it entered the Indian market. The firm has a presence in Hyderabad, Pune and Bengaluru.

The centre, a statement said, will have a team of 500 employees to research and develop customer support, services and operations through collaboration with peers across North America, Asia Pacific region and Europe. 

It is part of a larger plan to create what the company calls a microcosm or a miniature replica of its global operations and business in India, for which it said it would increase its overall investment in the market. Commvault, however, did not disclose the expected spend.

The launch of the first global COE in India will be integral to the development of the next evolution of the company’s data management portfolio, leveraging the robust talent pool in India, Ramesh Kalanje, vice president of the CoE at Commvault, said.

“Our strategy around our global COE predates the pandemic, but despite the working adjustments we have had to make, I am really pleased with our progress. We have been able to recruit more than 40% of our talented and diverse COE team in the last six months,” he said. 

Thomas Broderick, vice president of strategy and chief of staff, Commvault, said in a statement that the expansion of the global R&D CoE in India will help the company build “future ready” intelligent data management solutions to create the best end-to-end experience. 

“While the current environment has opened new possibilities for our customers and partners, it has also increased the importance for enterprises to capture and leverage data across increasing numbers and types of environments in a consolidated way,” he said.

The NASDAQ-listed company, which provides solutions to help customers manage data, works across cloud and on-premises environments and leverages the digital tools and procedures already in use. 

The CoE launch follows Commvault’s recent global announcements, including the launch of HyperScale X, the latest generation of its fully integrated data management solution, packaging the scalability and resiliency benefits of advanced Hedvig functionality. 

It also inked a global multi-year agreement with Microsoft to integrate the go-to-market, engineering and sales capabilities of Commvault’s Metallic SaaS data protection portfolio with Microsoft Azure.