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Commvault brings on new vice president for Metallic in APJ

By Catherine Knowles
Wed 25 Aug 2021

Commvault has appointed Kelly Chan as area vice president for Metallic sales for Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ).

Metallic, a Commvault venture, is a SaaS portfolio of enterprise-grade data protection solutions designed to help companies protect their data with greater simplicity and flexibility.

Chan will be responsible for leading the growth trajectory of our Metallic business with dedicated focus to expand the Metallic footprint across APJ.

She will also be focused on Metallic’s new partnership with SoftwareONE, the global Azure partner, which significantly expanded the opportunity for Commvault and Microsoft to reach more customers in APJ, the company states.

Prior to joining Commvault, Chan held senior regional sales leadership roles with various IT and SaaS organisations.

She brings with her more than two decades of sales experience, including deep domain knowledge on industry-leading hyperscalers, cloud and SaaS services with career stints at Oracle, SAP Concur, CA Technologies, and Sun Microsystems.

Most recently, she was at DXC Technology where she drove and achieved milestone sales revenue with partners, anchoring client-first, solution-focused differentiated GTM strategies.

Chan says, “I am excited to join Commvault, especially in this exciting era where the company is paving the way to excellence with its award-winning intelligent data services.

"Customers are increasingly moving to SaaS data management and Metallic, recently recognised as an outperformer in theGigaOm Radar for Hybrid Cloud Data Protection, gives customers the best choice for their data journey whether on-premises, SaaS, or on the cloud.

"I look forward to working with our team and partners across APJ to deliver Metallics' breadth of portfolio, its flexibility, simplicity and scalability, all for the benefit of our customers.”

According to Commvault, enterprises across APJ are moving fast to adopt public cloud services to ensure business continuity and resilience given the quick deployment and agility of cloud services.

In fact, IDC estimated that public cloud services will reach US$124 billion by 2025, and SaaS will hold the second largest cloud services spending by 2021 in the region.

This appointment is part of Commvault’s continuous investment to strengthen the leadership and to shape Metallic sales growth and go-to-market strategy, unlocking the vast SaaS opportunities in APJ, the company states.

Commvault vice president and general manager APJ Rachel Ler says, “Commvault continues to drive our business and customers on a transformational journey with our industry-leading intelligent data services including the rapid expansion of our Metallic SaaS portfolio, all designed to meet organisations growing demand to intelligently manage their most critical asset - their data.

"We are thrilled to have Kelly on board. Her strong sales leadership and deep software domain knowledge will enable a laser-focused approach in accelerating the growth of our Metallic business and bring immense value to our team, partners and customers to realise the benefits of SaaS-delivered backup anytime and anywhere.”

Commvault worldwide vice president of GTM, Metallic, Thad Keating, says, “Today, Metallic is available in 24 countries worldwide and growing, we have doubled the number of customers every quarter in our fiscal 2021.

"We are delighted that customers are increasingly embracing Metallic as their preferred choice of SaaS-based enterprise-grade critical data protection.

"We welcome Kelly with her solid regional APJ experience to help drive Metallic go-to-market expansion in the region, working with partners and customers to enable them solve their data protection challenges with Metallics SaaS technology.”

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