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Commvault unveils new backup solution for schools and universities

Commvault unveils new backup solution for schools and universities

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Commvault, a global enterprise software provider in the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, has announced the availability of a new solution for schools and universities so that they can harness the many benefits of Azure cloud adoption, while protecting faculty and student data via the enterprise-grade, backup-As-a-Service (BaaS) functions of Metallic Software-As-a-Service (SaaS) portfolio.

Educational institutions manage and protect vast amounts of data. They can now purchase Metallic Office 365 Backup in a licensing model that aligns with the purchasing process of Microsoft 365. For each Metallic Office 365 Backup faculty licence purchased, educational organisations will receive four student licences free of charge.

“Educational institutions are stretched to do more with less—this year especially. Yet they face increasing risks from data loss, breaches, and ransomware due to the shift to remote operations, an increased reliance on data, and the need to trim costs. They need to protect and manage an increasing number of devices and accounts,” said Manoj Nair, General Manager, Metallic. “Schools do not necessarily have a blueprint for how to easily protect their data in a secure, scalable way—especially within applications like Microsoft 365. Much like Metallic did last year with our free Endpoint Backup offer for laptop and desktop data, we want this new offer to help alleviate the strain they are already under as they pivot their IT operations to face current realities.”

Coupling Azure cloud storage with Metallic’s BaaS protection for Microsoft 365 enables IT pros in academia to quickly start protecting faculty and students’ devices without physical interaction or downtime.

“It has been crucial over these past 12 months that remote education has been able to continue throughout the pandemic as many children have been—and continue to—study from home,” added Shai Nuni, VP EMEA, Metallic. “The integration of Office 365 tools with Microsoft Teams meant this solution is proving immensely popular amongst education leaders and this was reflected in the near 900% growth in Teams between March and June 2020. This incredible uptake has made it even more important to ensure that secure backups for Office 365 are in place and that recovery in the event of data loss is quick and simple.”

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