Index Engines adds Commvault support

Index Engines has announced streamlined access to and management of CommVault backup catalogues and tapes with its latest version of its Catalyst software.

The company says the added support of CommVault backup data helps control costs and risks associated with legacy data on tape. Catalyst manages the legacy catalogue and delivers a search view into the tape content allowing individual files and email to be found and extracted without the original backup software, enabling the retirement of legacy applications and providing transition to a new backup platform.

 “The latest Catalyst release gives organizations more freedom to manage their backup software environment and make migration decisions without feeling locked into their current provider,” Index Engines Vice President Jim McGann said. 

The software, which also supports IBM’s Tivoli Storage Manager and Symantec’s NetBackup, manages the legacy catalogue and provides search and reporting of the backup catalogue metadata and policies. Restoration of content is also supported, including mailboxes or individual email, without the need for the original backup software. 

Index Engines also provides direct tape indexing that captures deeper metadata from tape content or, optionally, full text of unstructured data and email including Microsoft Exchange and IBM Notes databases. 

Catalyst starts at $US10,000, which includes the engine and ability to process up to 2,500 backup tapes.