Greg Jehs


With Commvault’s efficient backup processes, scalability, and increased security, switching to this enterprise cloud backup solution offers many advantages. While Commvault is very robust, using this tool can also result in enterprise IT staff being tied up in its complexity and required maintenance. Many CIOs have found that there are significant benefits of using a Commvault managed service provider (MSP) to simplify the internal data management of their systems.

You might be thinking, “Why do I need a managed service provider when my internal IT team already has IT proficiency and knowledge?” Hiring an MSP does not replace your internal IT team. Instead, it helps augment your existing staff to help you manage your platform so that your IT employees can focus on projects more meaningful to the growth of your business. Backup and recovery systems have become more complex with the demands of continuously growing data, but partnering with an MSP for your Commvault backup environment can help you simplify your maintenance tasks. Although your IT team may be generally talented, your company will benefit from an MSP with Commvault certified engineers that can help troubleshoot backup and recovery issues more quickly and effectively.

Meridian’s skilled engineers act as an extension of your IT team to provide reliable and consistent remote monitoring and management of your Commvault ecosystem. Below, we have put together a list of the benefits of working with an MSP for your Commvault backup environment.

1. Increased Flexibility

We know your goal is to achieve IT resilience with high availability for your servers, VMs, and databases without the additional headaches of constant monitoring. By using an outside provider, you benefit from the freedom to focus on your core business. An MSP alleviates the pressure of maintaining and upgrading your systems, while providing peace of mind knowing that your systems are in good hands.

With software updates, frequent optimization, and monitoring handled by the experts at Meridian, your IT team can focus on supporting your value-added core competencies. It can take months for your internal staff to deploy and maintain your cloud infrastructure. With Meridian IT’s enterprise cloud backup support, your unique needs are satisfied and KPIs met while reducing your total cost of ownership.

2. Better Return on Investment

It can be costly for internal IT resources to focus on maintenance when they could be focusing on more strategic projects. Managing your Commvault backup environment in house can be challenging and frustrating; leveraging a third-party service provider to handle the management and administration of your Commvault environment can alleviate those frustrations while lowering costs. A haphazard Commvault backup strategy can produce inefficiencies and increase the time spent on maintenance.

Commvault license costs can be high, but working with an MSP may give you access to reduced license costs or flexible payment terms. For example, Meridian’s exclusive pay-as-you-go licensing model can help you save up to 50% on your Commvault backup costs. With an MSP, you are given a chance to better plan and budget for larger IT projects that will help grow your business.

3. Improved Recovery Times

CIOs continually struggle with costly and problematic data loss and downtime. Meridian helps mitigate such risks by proactively managing your software environment. We work collaboratively with your internal team to handle all aspects of your environment, including the routine maintenance of your Commvault backup implementation. With Commvault Backup as a Service, we will help determine your ideal frequency of backups and provide confidence that your backups will not fail, as your environment is constantly monitored and supported by our Commvault certified engineers.

Get the most out of your time and budget by letting Meridian manage your Commvault environment. Commvault upkeep can be time-consuming and frustrating, but with an MSP like Meridian, your internal IT staff is free to focus their talents on projects and tasks that contribute to the strategic goals of your organization. Meridian IT will provide a complimentary Commvault health assessment and provide a plan to ensure that your environment is running optimally and is fully secure. With Commvault backup and recovery services from Meridian, you can be confident that your data is in good hands. Call +1 (888) 684-3644 or send an email to to get your complimentary Commvault health assessment today.