When the elephant rumbles in the jungle, the whole village takes notice. That was what happened 2 weeks ago when Commvault® announced their multi-year agreement to place Metallic™ into deeper integration with Microsoft® Azure. This strategic partnership will consummate several key areas between the 2 companies, which are Engineering, Go To Market (GTM) and Sales.
The “low hanging fruit” move is of course the tight(er) integration with Microsoft® Azure Blob Storage but the more exciting anticipation is “What else is next“.
Cloud First, Cloud Next, Cloud Big
The Metallic™ SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) offering isn’t new. It was unveiled as a Commvault® venture at Commvault® GO 2019, but it was only open to the US market then. Earlier last month, Commvault® switched on Metallic™ for the Canadian market, and it is inevitable that Metallic™ is coming to a region near you and I. ANZ is next, according to the grapevine, followed by Europe.
An O’Reilly® Media Cloud Adoption survey in January and February 2020 (just before the COVID-19 pandemic) revealed that 25% of the respondents “said that their companies plan to move all of their applications to a cloud context in the next year“. This is no coincidence. It is now Cloud First; Cloud Next; Cloud Big.