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CommVault recognised as 2014 Microsoft Server Platform Partner of the Year winner

* Company honoured for the second time for its tight integration with Windows Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V and the Microsoft Azure Cloud.
* Organisations modernising their Microsoft-based IT environments can cut costs up to 50% using Simpana 10 singular software platform.

Johannesburg, 17 Jun 2014
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CommVault has announced it has won the 2014 Microsoft Server Platform Partner of the Year Award. The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft Corporation partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

The Server Platform Partner of the Year Award honours a partner which has delivered solutions that enable customers to increase the reliability and flexibility of server infrastructures, save time and reduce costs, and provide a server platform for a dynamic and efficiently managed data centre. This award recognises CommVault and its Simpana software platform for dramatically transforming customers' server infrastructures, resulting in higher levels of scalability, availability and reliability, reduced IT labour or hardware costs, and streamlined overall operational efficiency.

"Microsoft's success as a company depends on great partners, and CommVault is a shining example of the kind of innovation our partner ecosystem drives year after year," says Phil Sorgen, corporate vice-president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corporation. "We are honoured to recognise CommVault as this year's winner of the 2014 Microsoft Server Platform Partner of the Year Award, and we applaud CommVault's dedication to providing innovative solutions that drive results for our mutual customers."

Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2 800 entrants from 117 different countries worldwide. CommVault was recognised for providing outstanding solutions and services in data and information protection and management.

"CommVault is honoured to be recognised as the Microsoft Server Platform Partner of the Year for the second time," says Randy De Meno, chief technologist, Windows Products & Microsoft Partnerships, CommVault. "The recognition continues the tradition of strong collaboration between CommVault and Microsoft which started 15 years ago and is the foundation of our Simpana platform today. That investment has enabled us to quickly integrate Microsoft Azure compute and storage along with Windows server and mobile environments, which is extremely beneficial for our customers as the Simpana platform now provides a unified and simplified way to manage on-premises, hybrid and cloud data."

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year and celebrate top Microsoft partners that are solving customer challenges with creative technology solutions. Award winners and finalists, chosen from nominations from around the world, will be recognised at the 2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, taking place 13-17 July 2014, in Washington, DC.

Industry-leading integration, optimisation for Microsoft-based IT environments

CommVault recently announced an extension of its long relationship with Microsoft by providing new, highly scalable solutions for managing and protecting data in Hyper-V virtual environments, managing workloads in Microsoft Azure, and new integration for Exchange, Office 365, SharePoint, SQL Server and Windows endpoint devices.

These enhancements to CommVault's Simpana singular software platform are tailored for Microsoft applications and infrastructure and are designed to help enterprises cut costs by up to 50%, increase the value of data, drive business efficiencies and reduce risk. They include new capabilities for the management and access of data across the enterprise, from front offices to hosted cloud services, designed for the highest operational efficiency.


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 CommVault's corporate headquarters is located in Oceanport, New Jersey in the United States.

Safe harbour statement

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 harbour 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.

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