Reliance Jio in talks with CommVault for 4G data protection

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015

CommVault Systems that offers data management solutions to various Indian telecom operators such as Vodafone, is in advanced discussions with Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio Infocomm, and is banking high on fourth-generation (4G) high speed data networks in the country.

"Our talks are on with Reliance Jio," Ramesh Mamgain, country manager India and SAARC at CommVault Systems told ET, adding that 4G services would create humongous data and video content is poised to dominate LTE networks in India.

US-based CommVault works with various telecom service providers in India, but the company declined to name them specifically. Vodafone India has also implemented CommVault's backup solution as a part of latter's data management platform.

"We are talking to Reliance Jio directly as well as through our system integrator (SI) partners for data management platform which has been deployed by many telecom service providers in India," an another company top executive said without divulging further.

Reliance Jio, a part of Mumbai-headquartered oil to retail conglomerate Reliance Industries, is readying to launch its 4G telecom services using BWA spectrum in the 2300 MHz band.Jio, however didn't respond to ET's query on the dialogue between the two companies.

CommVault has a major focus on telecom sector in India and deploy data solutions in large organizations across industries through systems integrators that include Wipro, Tech Mahindra, Tata Consultancy Services and HCL.

"Telecom sector is the biggest data generator today, and with high-speed data networks, the growth led by social networks such as Facebook, entertainment-centric video content and e-Commerce platforms will be phenomenal in next one year," Mamgain said.

Service providers, according to him, preserve call data for 5 to 7 years to facilitate enforcement agencies, while chief information officers demand more to harness the power of data, despite shrinking IT budget.

Telecom tower infrastructure provider Indus Towers is using CommVault data platform for critical functions such as information protection and lifecycle management including backup and recovery of databases and file systems.

Indus operates nearly 120,000 telecom towers to manage seamless operations of service operators such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Idea Cellular, Reliance Communications, Tata Teleservices, Reliance Jio and Aircel.

Advisory and market research firm Gartner, recently evaluated CommVault as a leader in enterprise backup software for the fifth consecutive year.

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