CommVault Announces QiNetix 5.0 Optimized for Network Appliance

Software suite expands disk-based data protection and data availability for network appliance customers.

OCEANPORT, N.J. — November 19, 2003 — CommVault Systems, Inc., a provider of unified enterprise data management solutions today announced that newly released CommVault QiNetix 5.0 software is optimized for Network Appliance customers. CommVault QiNetix Version 5.0 software provides ultimate data protection: managing data throughout its lifecycle integrating backup/recovery, migration and archiving. By lowering IT expense and optimizing IT services, QiNetix 5.0 ensures data availability and maximum ROI. For Network Appliance customers, the benefits of QiNetix 5.0 with NetApp enterprise and workgroup storage systems including NearStore Systems offer cost-effective, fast-access storage for online backup and archiving.

QiNetix 5.0 includes new DataArchiver software and compliance solutions, plus industry-leading enhancements to the Galaxy Backup/Recovery and DataMigrator software. This latest version expands disk-based data protection, HSM and data availability for customers using Network Appliance storage. These advancements support the companies' expanded strategic partnership to further help customers protect data, comply with government regulations and manage data throughout its lifecycle. CommVault QiNetix 5.0 contains numerous features and capabilities that fully leverage the strength of Network Appliance, including:

Seamless integration with NetApp NearStore — supports customer's information lifecycle management strategy by providing fast, policy-based data movement from heterogeneous primary storage to NearStore. Data can also be automatically migrated from NearStore to tape devices for long-term, offsite archival. QiNetix 5.0 now leverages NearStore and CommVault's award-winning disk-based backup and archiving capabilities to easily recover data from unforeseen data loss or for compliance audits

  • SnapLock support — leverages NetApp SnapLock technology to enable read-only compliance volumes for regulatory archives on NearStore devices

  • SAN-attached library sharing across NetApp and non-NetApp devices — makes optimal use of customers' investment in tape library resources

  • Cross platform recovery support for NDMP — allows NDMP backups to be directly restored to windows filesystems, giving customers disaster recovery options

  • Enhanced Direct Access Restores (DAR) with Directory-level support — DAR support enables customers to specify particular directories for restoration from within an NDMP backup. This leads to significantly faster restore times

  • Resumeable backups supported with NetApp Data ONTAP™ 6.4 — increases data and system availability by allowing NDMP backups to resume from point of interruption

  • Auxiliary copy support for NetApp Data ONTAP 6.4 — improves backup performance and enhances system productivity by allowing for copies of backups to be created for migration or offsite vaulting

As a proven disk based data protection solution, CommVault offers award-winning Galaxy backup and recovery software, along with QiNetix DataMigrator, an email migration product and DataArchiver, a compliance archiving product for maintaining legal and regulatory data archives, each fully utilizing NetApp NearStore as a fast access storage consolidation platform. By providing integrated solutions, enabling shared storage, and automating movement of data between disk and tape, local and remote, CommVault and NetApp are allowing customers to take full advantage of the CommVault QiNetix software suite. The combined savings provided by these solutions results in immediate, positive, impact to customer operational costs.

"We are very pleased to expand our support for NetApp Storage Systems in our QiNetix software suite," said Anand Prahlad, vp of Engineering, CommVault. "These strides once again prove that CommVault delivers, based on the needs of our customers. Our customers have widely adopted NetApp Systems and want assurance that they can protect, archive and recover data at minimal cost when they need it, today or in the future."


QiNetix 5.0 software supporting Network Appliance is available today. For more information regarding components or pricing, please e-mail or phone 732-870-4000.

About CommVault Systems, Inc.

CommVault Systems, Inc. provides unified enterprise data management solutions to ensure high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of complex storage networks. The CommVault QiNetix platform, based on CommVault's Common Technology Engine, provides the ultimate data protection: managing data throughout its lifecycle via integrated backup/recovery, migration, archiving, replication and storage management. Information on CommVault is available on the World Wide Web at or by calling (732) 870-4000. CommVault's corporate headquarters is located in Oceanport, New Jersey in the United States.