What's going on with Commvault and Microsoft Azure?
We started talking a few months ago about the possibility of doing more together mostly because we've been hearing it from customers. A lot of our customers go down the journey on hyper-cloud and multi-cloud, and will say, 'Hey, how well do you work with this' or 'How well do you work with that?' And Azure came up a lot. And as Azure came up a lot, I decided it's time to go pay [Microsoft's headquarters at] Redmond a visit and talk to them about what is possible. [So now we have a partnership that first] is giving customers what they want, which is great innovation engineered right. The second is really making sure that the ecosystems that our customers like to work with, which is mostly our joint channels, are incented, enabled and activated to go take these solutions to customers. And the third is making sure that the product is easily available where customers are so we can meet them via the marketplace, via the channel partner, however they wish.
So we built a multifaceted partnership. We hope it spans over years. There was a great coming together. Customers need data protection, and they need it on the cloud that they trust. Azure is the core of that. And here we are.