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Hammer and Nails

Painful Hammer blow: Commvault CEO ousted, costs and staff face cuts as financial figures falter

Activist investor Elliott Management has this week claimed the scalp of Commvault CEO Bob Hammer, as the storage biz accedes to its demands in the wake of disappointing financial results. Data-protecting Commvault has agreed to change its chief executive, cut costs, lay off some folks, shake up its organizational structure, …
Chris Mellor, 2 May 2018
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Hooo boy, Commvault, your activist investor is not a happy chappy

Updated Under-performing data protection biz Commvault is under pressure from activist investor Elliott Management to make board and operational changes alongside a share buy-back programme. Elliott has previously agitated for change at a whole raft of tech infrastructure companies including Brocade, Riverbed, NetApp and Symantec. It …
Chris Mellor, 3 Apr 2018
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Storage snow big deal? Products vendors hope will sleigh, pole position startups and more

In this week's roundup we hitch a brief ride on a sledge to the South Pole, and watch the movements in frozen flash, hot HCI, supercooled software and more. Acronis Acronis has added a technology partnership with the Williams Martini Racing Formula One team, alongside its sponsorship of the Toro Rosso outfit. The Williams …
Chris Mellor, 19 Feb 2018
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Commvault's record revenues walloped by US tax law tweaks

Commvault has reported record quarterly revenues but took a dramatic GAAP thrashing due to US tax law changes. Revenues for the data manager's third fiscal 2018 quarter were $180.4m, up 8.8 per cent annually and 13 per cent sequentially. Net loss was $58.9m, but Commvault said it recorded approximately "$59.0m of non-cash …
Chris Mellor, 24 Jan 2018

Commvault cosies up to Google Cloudies, vows to keep you safe from dreaded GDPR

Data-protector Commvault made several announcements at its annual customer shindig – including a GPDR "package", endpoint data protection as a service, a partnership with the Google Cloud Platform and a bit of Antarctic Expedition do-goodery. The GPDR package is the first deliverable of a Data Analytics Portfolio, which will …
Chris Mellor, 8 Nov 2017

Missing out on a bunch of big-ass deals dented Commvault revenues

Analysis Commvault revenues grew in the last quarter – not enough to please Wall Street, but a reference architecture reselling deal with Cisco might mollify the wolves. Second-quarter revenues in Commvault's fiscal 2018 grew 5 per cent year-on-year, and 1 per cent sequentially to $168.1m. On its own that should have been enough, but …
Chris Mellor, 26 Oct 2017
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Commvault scale-out appliance gunning for Rubrik and Cohesity

Commvault is launching a HyperScale all-in-one appliance providing a scale-out platform for its data protection and management services, taking on competing offerings from the likes of Rubrik and Cohesity. Company CEO, chairman and president Bob Hammer said there is a concerted and ongoing move to scale-out cloud-like …
Chris Mellor, 17 Oct 2017

Commvault shifts slowly uphill as it gears into hyperconverged drive

Commvault grew revenues by 9 per cent year-on-year in its fiscal first 2018 quarter, ended June 30, 2017. There was a typical seasonal effect with the prior, fourth fiscal 2027 quarter, being higher. The bald revenue and net income numbers, with change percentages where appropriate, are: Commvault Quarterly Results Q1 …
Chris Mellor, 25 Jul 2017
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Health data 'vault' app floats into UK.gov's G-Cloud. *cough* GDPR *cough*

National Health Service trusts can consolidate their data in readiness for GDPR by buying an Analytics Private Health Data Vault service, based on Commvault's Clinical Archive product, says its maker. Flying Binary says its Analytics Private Health Data Vault service can be bought through the G-Cloud 9 app store. We're told …
Chris Mellor, 23 May 2017
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Commvault boss Hammer and pals nail a profit – but only just

After three quarters of losses, Commvault made a $3.2m profit in its final fiscal 2017 quarter, just enough to tip the full year into profit. Wall Street estimates were beaten as fourth quarter revenues rose 8 per cent year-on-year and 4 per cent quarter-on-quarter to $172.9m Bob Hammer, Commvault's chairman, president and …
Chris Mellor, 4 May 2017

New disk drive maker? No such luck

The cloud and Big Data and Hadoop feature strongly in this week’s round-up of storage news, along with channel news. And, just for a moment, we thought we’d found a new disk drive manufacturer. But no, it was all tosh. Barracuda is offering a Web Security Service using Zscaler’s cloud security service. Zscaler can use …
Chris Mellor, 17 Mar 2017
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Cisco and pals reveal backup bundles for Borg's slow-moving converged rigs

Cisco's pals are excited that The Borg has signed them up for new data protection bundles. Late last week CommVault scored with a reference platform to protect data on the Cisco/Pure just-like-FlexPod-but-not-with-NetApp FlashStack platform. A few days earlier Veeam scored on the HyperFlex platform, Cisco's look-we-can-do- …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Mar 2017

Oh my god, it's nearly Monday. Here's some storage news bytes to brighten your weekend

Sunday storage sum-up It's been one of those overwhelming-tidal-waves-of-news weeks. Here's an attempt to catch up. Amazon Web Services has added a new Elastic Block Store feature it calls Elastic Volumes and is making it available for all current-generation EBS volumes attached to current-generation EC2 instances. AWS says you can increase …
Chris Mellor, 26 Feb 2017
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We're building a wall and the over-30TB market is going to pay for it

Interview After our relatively crude attempt to segment the backup market, ExaGrid CEO Bill Andrews got in touch wanting to talk about their way of divvying up the market. What he described seemed a neat enough way of doing it, and far better than our three-group attempt. Bill is a say-it-as-he-sees-it guy who deals with …
Chris Mellor, 31 Jan 2017
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Hammer hopes to nail software-defined future for Commvault

Commvault has software-defined storage and business process automation in its future, as it announces a $600,000 net loss on revenues of $156.3m in its latest quarter. The firm is hoping this sets it up for a sustained turnaround. This was the second quarter in its fiscal 2017, and it ended on September 30. The revenues were …
Chris Mellor, 26 Oct 2016

Commvault and pals should score when tape-ditching stampede arrives - analyst

Commvault’s data protection and management software has been enhanced and is going to support HyperFlex, Cisco’s hyper-converged infrastructure appliance built with OEM’d Springpath software. CommVault Data Platform product news includes: Expanded capabilities for Amazon Web Services (AWS) beyond virtual machines to include …
Chris Mellor, 6 Oct 2016
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Commvault's growing, even if profits dipped into losses this quarter

Commvault has sustained its recovery for a third quarter although it has recorded a loss after a much smaller income tax benefit was applied than a year ago. The first fiscal 2017 quarter saw a 9.6 per cent rise in Commvault's revenues to $152.4m: they were $139.1m a year ago, and $159.6m in the seasonally higher preceding …
Chris Mellor, 26 Jul 2016
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Lock up yer cargo: Commvault wants to be your container bouncer

Data-protection slinger Commvault has plans to deliver stateful container protection by the end of the year. Although we understood Commvault had an intent to protect containerised servers we didn't know there was a plan to to so. There is. Chief communications officer Bill Wohl said: "We are working to support containers …
Chris Mellor, 18 Jul 2016

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