Commvault has announced its expanded global center of Excellence (COE) in India. With operations in Hyderabad, Pune, and Bangalore, the COE will focus on meeting the needs of enterprise customers worldwide by building innovative, intelligent data management solutions and providing a world class customer experience.

The announcement includes increased investment to support Commvault’s global operations and establish a true ‘microcosm’ of the global business in India. Under the leadership of recently appointed COE Vice President, Ramesh Kalanje, the COE is driving significant operational transformation as an integral part of Commvault’s global organisation. The growing team of more than 500 India COE employees provide world-class research and development, customer support, services and operations through collaboration with peers across North America, Asia-Pacific and Europe.

The expanding organisation has successfully extended its remote working capabilities due to the global pandemic, and this, along with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, has resulted in Commvault being named one of the top 100 places to work for women in India. The company also continues to expand its physical presence in Bangalore with a new state of the art facility, which will be ready next year.

Commenting on the development, Ramesh Kalanje, vice president, COE, Commvault, said, “The launch of our first ever global COE in India will be integral in the development of the next evolution of our data management portfolio, leveraging the robust talent pool in India. Our strategy around our global COE predates the pandemic, but despite the working adjustments we have had to make, I am really pleased with our progress. We have been able to recruit more than 40 per cent of our talented and diverse COE team in the last six months. This is proof that Commvault is seen not only as  an organisation that is delivering the industry’s best solutions to our customers, but also as a great place to work.”

The announcement comes at a time when business continuity and data recoverability has never been more critical. The COE embodies Commvault’s industry-leading portfolio, driving the innovation and development of solutions that ensure our customers can address their challenges today, and in the future.

Further, Thomas Broderick, vice president, strategy and chief of staff, Commvault, said, “India has always played a crucial role in Commvault’s strategy. While the current environment has opened new possibilities for our customers and partners, it has also increased the importance for enterprises to capture and leverage data across increasing numbers and types of environments in a consolidated way. The global COE is not only fundamental to our market expansion strategy, it also enables us to continue to build the industry’s most innovative, “future-ready” intelligent data management solutions that provide our customers with the best end-to-end experience to meet these challenges.”

The COE launch follows Commvault’s recent global strategic announcements including the launch of HyperScale X – the latest generation of Commvault’s fully integrated scale-out data management solution, packaging the scalability and resiliency benefits of advanced Hedvig functionality. Commvault also announced a global, multi-year agreement, with Microsoft that tightly integrates the go-to-market, engineering and sales capability of Commvault’s Metallic Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) data protection portfolio with Microsoft Azure – delivering ultimate scale and trusted security with simple SaaS management.