An all-out chat with Sergio Feliziani, Country Manager of Commvault Italia, to take stock of data management in the cloud and beyond
For some time now, Commvault has accelerated its strategy that puts data and its all-round management in the foreground,in a scenario that sees a growing push on Intelligent DataManagement. But we know that in IT everything changes quickly, in a continuous evolutionary process: for this reason, ImpresaCity asked some questions to Sergio Feliziani, Country Manager of Commvault Italia,also to know something more about the development lines of thecompany led by CEO Sanjay Mirchandani.
The first question, in a certain sense obligatory, concerns the change in the role of data over the last few years. “Evenbefore the role, the volume of data has profoundly changed”,Feliziani begins, explaining that”according to analysts, by 2025 we will have about 75 billion interconnected objects operating on the network: if only a few years ago we discussed Terabytes and Petabytes, today we are familiarizing ourselves with volumes of data measurable in Exabytes (1,000 Petabytes) and Zettabytes (1,000 Exabytes)”.
It is also for this reason that “over time we have witnessed, in most companies, the adoption of an increasingly complex technological infrastructure designed to cope with this exponential growth of data”, continues Feliziani, explaining that “with many difficulties the need arose to exploit data for their value, not only in terms of business, but also to define better and more productive organizationalmodels. In a nutshell, we have gone over the course of a decade from simply storing data on increasingly complex and inadequately secure infrastructures, to a high focus on how to make them easily accessible, safely, regardless of their physical location.” In this scenario,”Commvault has followed this process of necessary change, systematically adapting Intelligent Data Service software solutions, developing increasingly advanced and advanced features, thanks to a native integration in the cloud”,notes Feliziani, highlighting that ” Commvault Metallic SaaS provides answers and concrete solutions to the simplification of infrastructures and related costs, and to the intelligent cataloguing of data to ensure increasingly easy access and use, in absolute safety and in compliance with the multiple regulatory aspects”.
Having to identify the top needs of companies related to data, Sergio Feliziani has no doubts:”Commvault’s Metallic has been providing answers to the most pressing requests of CEOs and their CIOs and CTOs for more than two years. In addition to what has been confirmed by the most important market analysts, we have found the strong need to easily and quickly access company information to improve its business model, which is evidently affected by a better and more competitive cost structure deriving from the process of simplifying technological infrastructures”.
All this brings with it”a significant demand for securing the assets of company data and also on this front Commvault makes an important contribution, with a secure storage of information, in the cloud and on premise”, says Feliziani.
Today that we talk above all about SaaS and cloud, in particular hybrid and multicloud,the curiosity arises to understand if in Italy there are differences compared to the rest of the world. In this regard, Feliziani points out that”an important push to the adoption of these models in Italy will derive from the pervasive development of the 5G network on the national territory and therefore from the creation of a relative well-structured offer for companies. This development, combined with the availability of software solutions in the SaaS field and natively open to the cloud, will play a decisive game for the development of the economy of our country. Commvault’s Intelligent Data Service approach offers precisely this opportunity: software solutions with a vast library of APIs that allow you to integrate without constraints with all market infrastructures and applications and above all with the most important solutions of the world’s major cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services”.
Business in Italy
There is still time to steal two jokes about business in Italy: “In thefiscal year ended in March, in Italy we recorded an increase of over 50% in revenues compared to the previous year, with constant growth in both the SMB and enterprise segments. In the latter, we also have a particular focus in terms of resources in strategic sectors such as Public Administration. With around 3,000 employees globally, we are also committed to developing collaboration with leading system integrators, as well as partnerships with the most strategic vendors such as HPE, NetApp and Hitachi Vantara,”concludes Sergio Feliziani.