New opportunity for MSPs with aggregation added to Commvault and CMS partnership

Reading, UK, and Tinton Falls, NJ – February 20, 2018 – Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, today announced it will expand its strategic partnership with one of Europe’s leading distributors, CMS Distribution, to establish Commvault platform as the data management platform of choice for Managed Service Providers (MSPs).  CMS are now able to transact as both a Distributor and an Aggregator of Commvault licenses.

Commvault-MSP-Managed-Services-ProvidersCMS Distribution has been a Commvault partner for over ten years and has a deep understanding of the Commvault Data Platform and its backup, disaster recovery, cloud migration, data management and compliance capabilities. This continued alliance offers the value-added resellers that CMS Distribution already partners with continued access to Commvault’s full capabilities, while also offering the opportunities to increase the business value of their data through as a managed recovery, access and protection services. This combined offering enables the flexibility of purchasing that partners are looking for, while maintaining a superior level of support and expertise.

“It is fantastic to have Commvault on board with our decision to supply MSPs alongside our traditional VAR partners. Over recent years, we have found that many businesses are looking to take the headache out of data management and outsource this to MSPs,” said Justin Griffiths, Enterprise Solutions Director at CMS Distribution. “As we continue to evolve the way that we work with partners, it is important for us to develop relationships with the MSPs that are working directly with end users and supply them with the right technology. Our longstanding relationship and deep understanding of the Commvault Data Platform makes them an ideal company to expand into this arena with.”

“We are happy to be able to support CMS Distribution in their efforts to offer Commvault solutions to the widest possible market. This kind of forward thinking approach is exactly what we look for in our partners and is part of the reason why this partnership has been so valuable over the last decade,” said Bobby Dhaliwal, UK&I Channel Director at Commvault. “We are seeing huge growth in the number of UK Service Providers choosing Commvault as their data management platform of choice as we, along with CMS, are best able to provide the scale and support they need to expand their offerings robustly into the market.  We are constantly innovating to give our users the best possible solution, but it is important that our innovation is fully realised by our customers through additional value to their business.  Our work and new agreement with CMS will deliver exactly this.”

If you would like to discuss the opportunity for your MSP business, please contact your CMS account manager or email the Commvault team at

About Commvault

Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform modern data environments. With solutions and services delivered directly and through a worldwide network of partners and service providers, Commvault solutions comprise one of the industry’s leading portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualization, archive, file sync and share. Commvault has earned accolades from customers and third party influencers for its technology vision, innovation, and execution as an independent and trusted expert. Without the distraction of a hardware business or other business agenda, Commvault’s sole focus on data management has led to adoption by companies of all sizes, in all industries, and for solutions deployed on premise, across mobile platforms, to and from the cloud, and provided as-a-service. Commvault employs more than 2,700 highly skilled individuals across markets worldwide, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (CVLT), and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the United States.