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Bob Hammer on 20 years as Commvault's CEO

Commvault is coming up to its 30th birthday. Originally spun out of Bell Labs in 1988 and then one of AT&T Network’s business units until 1996, the New Jersey-based data protection & management company has seen the world of data change dramatically.

And Bob Hammer has been at the helm of the company for a month shy of 20 of those years.

“If I thought back 20 years and whether the company would look like this, in terms of the breadth and depth of innovation, and the staying power of the company, absolutely not.”

“The core idea of the company has not changed. We founded a data company, and we evolved it.”

When Hammer took the reins in 1998, data management as know it today didn’t really exist, and backup and recovery was much simpler.

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Dan is a journalist at CSO Online. Previously he was Senior Staff Writer at IDG Connect.

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