The County of San Mateo Uses Data to Blaze a Path to Remarkable Smart City Projects with Commvault
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The County of San Mateo Uses Data to Blaze a Path to Remarkable Smart City Projects with Commvault

-By Simplifying Data Management, Protection and Activation on Its Hybrid Cloud, Commvault Helps San Mateo County Provide Its Residents with Access to Data that Improves their Quality of Life-

TINTON FALLS, N.J. and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 30, 2017 — (PRNewswire) —   Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, announced today that the County of San Mateo is using the Commvault Data Platform to manage data on the County's hybrid cloud, which consists of both an on-premises private cloud and public clouds. The Commvault Data Platform enables the County of San Mateo to quickly, easily and cost effectively protect, move and activate this data, helping it launch remarkable open data and other smart city projects that use data to improve county residents' quality of life.

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Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, between San Jose and San Francisco, the County of San Mateo consists of 22 cities with a population totaling more than 760,000 people. Several of the world's leading technology companies, including Facebook, Oracle Corporation, and Electronic Arts are headquartered in the County. The County of San Mateo employs 7,600 people, and its total budget for 2016 was $1.3 billion.

Supporting Innovative Digital Transformation Initiatives

The County is using Commvault to protect, manage and activate the data used for its Open San Mateo County digital transformation initiative. This initiative enables County residents to:

The County has also collaborated with non-governmental organizations and other third parties to activate open data in ways that benefit residents. For example, Sustainable San Mateo County is using open data from the County to help San Mateo County residents understand more about how they can participate in hyperlocal agriculture by keeping bees, chickens and other animals, and growing gardens on their residential property with its 3B's project, which stands for Birds, Bees, and Beans.

The County has also used the Commvault Data Platform to support its other digital transformation initiatives, including its SMC Public WiFi program. This program is designed to provide Internet access to unserved and underserved communities, while also supporting educational opportunities for students, spurring local economic development, and providing greater access to County services to all residents.

"Commvault has helped us embark on several smart city projects leveraging the power of the County's data to drive our digital transformation initiatives forward," said Jon Walton, CIO of the County of San Mateo. "By providing us with a powerful data management platform that delivers rock-solid data protection, reduces time and money spent on data storage infrastructure and administration, and enables us to rapidly develop and deploy new open data and other smart city applications, Commvault is helping the County of San Mateo achieve some truly remarkable results."

Optimizing the Hybrid Cloud with Commvault
The County of San Mateo uses the Commvault Data Platform to manage data on its hybrid cloud, which includes an on-premises private cloud, as well as public cloud services. By using the Commvault Data Platform to support data backup, recovery and snapshot management tiering on both these clouds, as well as movement of data between these clouds, the County of San Mateo can:

The County of San Mateo's private cloud is located in two data centers, runs a virtualized environment on 74 Nutanix nodes, and is used primarily for mission-critical and other production applications, including the Open San Mateo County and WiFi project related applications, as well as short-term backup. The County's public cloud includes cloud services from AWS and Microsoft Azure and is used primarily for test, development and long-term data backup and archiving.

"The County of San Mateo demonstrates how government agencies can take advantage of the cost and flexibility benefits of the hybrid cloud to use their data for strategic initiatives that create stakeholder value, without compromising on disaster recovery or regulatory compliance capabilities," said Rick Baumgart, vice president, State and Local Government and Education, Commvault. "With the Commvault Data Platform, the County can backup, recover and archive their data, know everything about it, move it wherever they want, and orchestrate and automate tasks related to protecting and managing it. As their Open San Mateo County and other digital transformation initiatives demonstrate, Commvault can help government agencies to not only protect their data, but also launch remarkable smart city projects that improve the quality of life in their communities."

Learn About Achieving the Remarkable at Commvault GO 2017

Jon Walton, the CIO of the County of San Mateo, will be a keynote speaker at Commvault's second annual customer conference, Commvault GO 2017, to be held Nov. 6-8, 2017 in Washington D.C. He will join Gartner Group research director Robert Rhame, Paul Petty, head of IT infrastructure for Laing O'Rourke, and Mark Trenerry, cloud & infrastructure manager for Queensland Investment Corporation, for a discussion on how enterprises are achieving remarkable things with data.

Commvault GO 2017 will be this year's must-see event for business leaders seeking to use their data to find a path to the remarkable, with an  agenda that includes more than 95 breakout, 30 mini theater and 25 structured lab speaking sessions, as well as industry-specific and other expert-led learning sessions.

The conference offers business leaders a unique opportunity to explore how they can protect, manage and activate data to unlock new business opportunities and address some of today's most pressing data challenges, with presentations by industry thought leaders, customers, and partners, including executives from Commvault, Google, Microsoft and Cisco.

Commvault GO 2017's keynote sessions, emceed by Kenneth Cukier, senior editor of digital products at The Economist, will include presentations from Commvault Chairman, President and CEO, N. Robert Hammer; Commvault Chief Operating Officer Al Bunte; Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger; and explorer Robert Swan OBE (Officer of the British Empire). In addition, Gartner Group research director Robert Rhame will moderate a discussion with Jon Walton, CIO of the County of San Mateo; Paul Petty, head of IT infrastructure for Laing O'Rourke; and Mark Trenerry, cloud & infrastructure manager for Queensland Investment Corporation, on how their enterprises are achieving remarkable things with data.

Commvault GO 2017 will also feature presentations and exhibits from members of Commvault's broad partner ecosystem, including Diamond and Ruby sponsors CDW, Cisco, Google Cloud, AWS, Microsoft, Arrow, Nutanix, SHI, Quantum, TechData and Infinidat.

About Commvault
Commvault is a leading provider of  cloud data management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform modern data environments. With solutions and services delivered directly and through a worldwide network of partners and service providers, Commvault solutions comprise one of the industry's leading portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualization, archive, file sync and share. Commvault has earned accolades from customers and third party influencers for its technology vision, innovation, and execution as an independent and trusted expert. Without the distraction of a hardware business or other business agenda, Commvault's sole focus on data management has led to adoption by companies of all sizes, in all industries, and for solutions deployed on premise, across mobile platforms, to and from the cloud, and provided as-a-service. Commvault employs more than 2,700 highly skilled individuals across markets worldwide, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (CVLT), and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the United States. To learn more about Commvault — and how it can help make your data work for you — visit

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