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CommVault Expands Functionality

OCEANPORT, N.J. -- As businesses continue to evaluate strategies to control storage growth while enforcing policies for compliance, CommVault (NASDAQ:CVLT) today announced it is making it easier for customers to control storage consumption and respond to legal discovery actions and compliance requirements. The newest version of CommVault Archive is one of five core modules that comprise the CommVault Simpana™ 7.0 software suite. In addition to delivering expanded platform support, CommVault’s next generation product suite adds new archiving features and functionality designed to help organizations improve storage efficiency and reduce business risk by providing the ability to search both active and historical information across the enterprise.

The broad adoption of platforms such as Microsoft SharePoint has increased both the number of data copies in production, as well as the number of duplicates stored in multiple redundant repositories in the organization. Add to that the new amendments to the U.S. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), and organizations are challenged to preserve and discover any type of Electronically Stored Information (ESI), from email and files to backup tapes, and more. Businesses are struggling to keep more data longer in preparation for litigation discovery requests that must now be completed on short notice, as well as consolidate collaboration and email platforms for easier management.

“Content of all types is increasingly located in numerous disparate storage systems across organizations,” said Vivian Tero, senior research analyst, Compliance Infrastructure for IDC. “Companies must find a way to align all of these data types and repositories in order to optimize all aspects of data management and support compliant records retention and legal holds. Products, such as those offered by CommVault, take a singular approach to information management. This approach offers an option to ensure that data is managed according to corporate policy, and at the same time, eliminates redundancies in managing storage environments. Customers can therefore focus on ensuring relevant information is being discovered upfront and not after the fact.”

CommVault Systems Inc.