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CommVault Expands Services to Rackspace to Power Managed Backup Services

- Simpana software achieves readiness within Rackspace OpenStack-based Private Cloud Software v2.0 to help customers take advantage of the efficiencies of cloud-based infrastructures

OCEANPORT, N.J., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CommVault (NASDAQ: CVLT) today announced that it has extended its relationship with Rackspace® Hosting® (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, to improve managed backup services based on the latest enhancements in Simpana 10.

CommVault the leader in modern data and information management software

Powered by Simpana software, the Rackspace Managed Backup service helps customers reduce risk and provides peace of mind by enabling customers to back up their data for rapid recovery in the event of an outage or data loss. The flexibility of the Simpana platform allows Rackspace to offer a range of options, helping customers with their specific data backup needs.

Through their collaborative efforts, the companies have worked closely to enhance Rackspace's services capabilities with latest capabilities of the Simpana 10 platform. Rackspace is now leveraging several of the newest features found in Simpana software, including workflow automation and global reporting.

"We work closely with our partners to quickly and effectively deliver new data and information management services that provide long term strategic value both to ourselves and our service provider partners," said Alan G. Bunte, executive vice president and chief operating officer, CommVault. "Our relationship with Rackspace is a perfect example of how CommVault collaborates with a broad ecosystem of global providers to help more customers rapidly adopt modern data information management for improved costs and agility."

"CommVault has made some important changes in Simpana 10 that will help us scale with our customers and their business needs as they grow," said Tim Symchych, senior director of strategic sourcing at Rackspace. "We back up approximately 66 petabytes of customer data per month using Simpana software and CommVault has become a trusted advisor."

CommVault certified for the Rackspace Private Cloud
Customers looking to move IT operations and applications into the cloud depend on service providers to help them migrate, manage and protect their cloud infrastructures. CommVault has worked with Rackspace to effectively deliver Managed Backup Services powered by Simpana software across geographies, vertical industries and offerings.

In support of this effort, Simpana 10 recently achieved Rackspace Private Cloud Certification Status. This designation indicates, after a comprehensive testing and validation process, Simpana software has achieved readiness within Rackspace OpenStack-based Private Cloud Software v2.0, giving customers yet another way to take advantage of the efficiencies of cloud-based infrastructures. Rackspace Private Cloud powered by OpenStack enables the creation of virtual instances that can be used to run any kind of application and, in combination with Simpana software, those virtual machines are capable of file-level backup and recovery of data inside individual instances.

Helping service providers get to market faster
CommVault has for years invested in a provider partner strategy and software enhancements that extend holistic data management to the cloud to address growing customer demand for infrastructure-as-a-service. CommVault Simpana software provides a single platform approach that can support a full suite of service offerings across backup, archive, disaster recovery, and search.

Organizations that join the CommVault Service Provider Program can accelerate time to revenue with Simpana software. To deliver flexibility, scalability and operational efficiency for both partners and end users, CommVault has designed Simpana software to be the most open cloud data management platform available in the market today. CommVault's technology is integrated across a comprehensive range of storage technologies, cloud infrastructure platforms, operating systems, hypervisors and enterprise applications – providing consistent management and reporting tools, and an enterprise-wide view into data, across heterogeneous environments through a single platform.

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A singular vision – a belief in a better way to address current and future data management needs – guides CommVault in the development of Singular Information Management® solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of data on complex storage networks. CommVault's exclusive single-platform architecture gives companies unprecedented control over data growth, costs and risk. CommVault's Simpana® software suite of products was designed to work together seamlessly from the ground up, sharing a single code and common function set, to deliver superlative Data Protection, Archive, Replication, Search and Resource Management capabilities. More companies every day join those who have discovered the unparalleled efficiency, performance, reliability, and control only CommVault can offer. Information about CommVault is available at www.commvault.com. CommVault's corporate headquarters is located in Oceanport, New Jersey in the United States.

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Customers' results may differ materially from those stated herein; CommVault does not guarantee that all customers can achieve benefits similar to those stated above. This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding financial projections, which are subject to risks and uncertainties, such as competitive factors, difficulties and delays inherent in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of software products and related services, general economic conditions and others. Statements regarding CommVault's beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future are forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results. CommVault does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements. The development and timing of any product release as well as any of its features or functionality remain at our sole discretion.

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