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ICOS Biologics Picks CommVault

OCEANPORT, N.J. -- CommVault (NASDAQ:CVLT) today announced that ICOS Biologics, a developer and manufacturer of therapeutic proteins for early clinical trials of biopharmaceuticals, has deployed CommVault Simpana™ 7.0 data protection and archive software for simplified, enterprise-class data backup and recovery along with integrated data archiving and migration for dramatically improved legal discovery, compliance and storage management.

A core responsibility for the company’s IT department is preserving emails, files and backup tapes to ensure compliance with various industry regulations, including FDA, Sarbanes-Oxley and new amendments to the U.S. Federal Rules of Civil Procedures (FRCP). ICOS also adheres to Good Manufacturing Practice & Quality Service Regulations (GxP), a set of legal requirements for quality assurance, control principles and standards for drug manufacturing. According to ICOS, their existing IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) platform was complicated, difficult to administer and didn’t support integrated archiving and migration capabilities. As a result, ICOS outsourced all legal discoveries. The discoveries cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and often took months to complete.

In an effort to replace its existing TSM solution with a simpler yet more robust data protection platform, ICOS evaluated all the major software products based on a set of criteria, including a centralized console for all data protection functions, ease of configuration and daily use with its tape library, message-level recovery for Exchange, policy-driven backup and restore procedures, as well as integrated archiving and migration. A review of the alternatives led ICOS to decide that CommVault’s Simpana 7.0 software best fit its data protection, compliance and discovery requirements.

CommVault’s Simpana 7.0 software enables ICOS to leverage a singular approach to data protection, Exchange archive and data migration. According to Rob Rees, senior systems architect for ICOS, the ability to use a single, centralized console for managing daily backups, restores, email archives and data migrations is welcomed relief. “CommVault has completely alleviated the pain of backup and recovery while enabling us to make significant strides in meeting compliance and discovery demands,” he says. “Doing all this from a unified console is the key to our success. It makes so much sense and saves so much time in training and daily management.”

CommVault Systems Inc.