Data Governance

To Minimize Risks, Deliver Business Value and Meet Geo-location Requirements

We hear it so much that it’s almost cliché, but data is the lifeblood of organizations today. It holds the promise of competitive advantage, improved efficiency and revenue growth. Faced with these opportunities, companies collect and generate more data than ever before – and still, they want more. But more data isn’t necessarily better, and not all data is good. In a worst-case scenario, data exposes the organization to greater business risk.

How do we take back control of data?

While there are a variety of tools available to help govern data, these point tools are designed only to address single business or operational challenges. As a result, they can make it difficult – even impossible – to implement a holistic and strategic information governance program.

What’s needed is strategic approach to information governance that eliminates complexity and enables data to be managed holistically so that it’s aligned with changing business requirements and regulatory environments. That’s where Commvault comes in. Commvault makes the governance of information simple – while helping to eliminate risk. Using policy-driven rules that are aligned with deep retention processes and discovery capabilities, Commvault assures information governance and compliance without getting in the way of business productivity or performance.

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Reducing data cost and risks

Organizations must ensure that regulated data is properly stored and protected, or face major fines. This is increasingly important when data is being stored outside of the corporate data center, where geolocation and data sovereignty rules must apply. Similarly, companies must retain data that is relevant to potential litigation. The cost of failure to produce such data isn’t limited to fines, it also includes the additional costs for third parties to review or search for data and may even result in criminal charges. Using a holistic solution for information governance will help to reduce the overall costs of data management, while reducing the risk and exposure that can incur these potentially crippling expenses.

Proper information governance helps companies decide whether data should be kept or thrown out. It ensures that relevant information is preserved and searchable, and retention policies are established to comply with regulatory requirements.

In short, proper information governance ensures that organizations keep the right information for the right reasons, for the right length of time – and gives them the confidence to properly and compliantly dispose of everything else. By helping you to better understand your data, Commvault enables this information governance on your terms. Through deeper insight into the data you retain, you’re better able to make the strategic decisions necessary to achieve intelligent retention, based on the policies and regulations you define to best meet your business requirements.


Reap the value of your retained data. The real value of data is in what you can do with it. Our single virtual content repository makes it easier to index, archive and search for the information you need to get business done — turning your retained data into a strategic business asset.

Delivering business value

Data today lives in many places and in many forms. Email, line-of-business applications, file shares and SaaS applications – they all have their own data silos which are managed, protected and governed independently adding cost, complexity and compliance risk. To assure comprehensive information governance and data privacy, IT organizations need a unified approach. One that will govern, manage and secure all of this data in a single, holistic solution, whether it lives on premises or in the public cloud. And this unified governance must still be easy to administer, manage and maintain without adding layers of complexity or cost or putting data privacy at risk.

To achieve an effective information governance strategy, Commvault brings these diverse silos of data together into a single comprehensive solution. Commvault calls this the ContentStore. Here protected and archived data are consolidated to eliminate the inefficient and redundant data management processes that waste resources and infrastructure. But that’s not all. Using an intelligent index, the ContentStore provides global awareness for all your data so that business users can access the information they need, when and where they need it. The result is a compliant, secure information strategy that delivers fingertip access to business information for better productivity, improved collaboration and smarter decision making.

The scope and variety of today’s data necessitates information governance. Commvault makes governance not only possible, but easy, regardless of the applications that it’s used for or where data resides, on-premises or in the cloud.

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Here are selections from our resource library, which includes a wide range of videos, customer case studies, datasheets, whitepapers and more to further explain how Commvault can help you make your data work for you.

Three Critical Considerations to Achieve Information Governance

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Data Sovereignty and Your Path to True Information Governance

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10 Obstacles to Simplified Information Governance

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