CommVault has established a representative office in China, and announced the appointment of Philip Xu as head of CommVault's China office.

CommVault also has increased its investment in the rapidly-growing Chinese market by opening a native-language support center, located in Shanghai, which will provide full support and training to CommVault customers in China.

The company also announced the completion of a Master Distributor agreement with Beijing Toyou Feiji Electronics Co., Ltd., one of China's leading providers of storage solutions and professional services.

Philip Xu, CommVault's China operations general manager, will be headquartered in Shanghai. Xu's strong leadership track record in the Asia/Pacific storage software business brings proven industry expertise and reputation to the management of CommVault sales and support offices currently located in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

"The storage software market in Asia/Pacific is forecast to have a compound annual growth rate of 16.8 percent from 2004-2009, according to projections available from industry analyst firm IDC," said Dave West, vice president of marketing and business development at CommVault. "CommVault believes the Chinese market for storage software is primed for growth. We are making the necessary investments to establish a leadership position in this fast-paced market by building a strong local presence, with experienced local managers and full native-language support capabilities. The agreement with Toyou, in addition to CommVault's existing OEM relationships with Dell and Hitachi Data Systems, are validations that CommVault's innovative QiNetix technology and unified approach to data management answer the needs of China's enterprise IT managers."

CommVault says it has made a strong commitment to the Chinese storage market with the development and availability of a localized, fully-supported simplified Chinese language version of its innovative CommVault QiNetix 6.1 Unified Data Management solution. Full product support and training is provided by CommVault's Shanghai support center, staffed by local, native-language storage experts.

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