CommVault announces partnership with Crayon

Simpana software solutions added to Crayon’s service provider licensing portfolio

Tags: Cloud computingCommVault Systems IncorporatedCrayon MEA (www.crayon.com/en/uk/)United Arab Emirates
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CommVault announces partnership with Crayon Korla: "CommVault can work with Crayon's existing customer base to expand its presence amongst the growing service provider market in the EMEA region."
By  Helen Gaskell Published  February 15, 2015

Software company CommVault has today announced that its data management platform is available via EMEA cloud hosting partners through a new strategic aggregator partnership with software licensing advisory company, Crayon.

Under the partnership, CommVault's data management software platform, Simpana, will be integrated into Crayon's portfolio of leased software solutions for EMEA-based cloud hosting service providers.

"Crayon's focus on helping its customers get the best return of investment for the intelligent provision of IT services is perfectly aligned with CommVault's core values, making it an ideal partner for us," said Ankush Korla, vice president channel sales EMEA at CommVault.

"Through this strategic alliance, Crayon's EMEA cloud and hosting service provider customers will benefit from our industry leading Simpana software solutions, whilst CommVault can work with Crayon's existing customer base to expand its presence amongst the growing service provider market in the EMEA region."

Crayon's strategy is to identify ways in which IT requirements in large organisations can be met more cost effectively. Crayon manages software licensing under "Frame Agreements", also known as XSP agreements, allowing hosting service providers to license software on a monthly basis from Crayon. Crayon has a Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) with Microsoft, Citrix (CSP) and VMware (VSPP).

"CommVault's excellent product portfolio and close integration with Microsoft platforms makes it a perfect partner for Crayon," said Michael Høegh Vilain, VP xSP licensing and hosting services, Crayon.

"The addition of Simpana to our portfolio allows us to deliver an industry leading data management solution to our cloud hosting customers which can be easily integrated with their current systems. We are excited to be CommVault's first partner of this nature in EMEA and look forward to working closely together."

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