CommVault QiNetix Integrated with Microsoft Operations Manager 2005

Interoperability leverages Microsoft Operations Manager 2005, helping ease administration and reduce costs of data management and protection

Las Vegas, NV -- April 20, 2005 -- CommVault®, a leading provider of Unified Data Management™ solutions today demonstrated and announced it has integrated CommVault QiNetix™ software with Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005. This newly tested and verified interoperability is the latest advancement that bolsters CommVault’s industry-leading position in managing and protecting Microsoft application data and helps customers ease administration and reduce costs associated with managing and protecting data.

MOM is used by corporate datacenters to monitor the performance and availability of the network of servers and applications running throughout the enterprise. By seamlessly integrating with CommVault QiNetix, MOM administrators can easily monitor the availability and performance of the CommVault QiNetix Enterprise Scheduler and their entire computing environment, on a single console. This includes the ability to view monitoring status and alerts on the same MOM console. For datacenter operators, the integration reduces the burden of managing the network and provides a more consolidated view of the environment and active application jobs.

The QiNetix product suite unifies backup and recovery, point-in-time replication, HSM, archiving for compliance, SRM and service level management. From a single console, the suite components share automated policy management and common job and event managers on the front end and distributed metadata indices, media management and copy management on the back end. The QiNetix suite further leverages the efficiencies of the Unified Data Management platform to ease, automate and reduce the cost of data management. Because the QiNetix architecture leverages Windows, the integration extends QiNetix’s industry leading capabilities to MOM 2005.

"Microsoft is pleased to see this latest advancement of CommVault QiNetix that leverages its heterogeneous reporting capability and integration with Microsoft Operations Manager to include monitoring of mission-critical job processing," said Felicity McGourty, director of the Enterprise Management Division at Microsoft Corp. "CommVault’s robust reporting capabilities can now use MOM 2005 as a way to provide a consolidated view of customers’ datacenter environments. CommVault’s technology advances the Dynamic Systems Initiative, a commitment to help IT teams capture and use knowledge to design more manageable and automated IT systems.”

The QiNetix software solution supports customers of all sizes, from small businesses up to large enterprises with complex, diverse network environments and widely used applications, including various Windows operating systems. Microsoft’s Georgia Huggins, operations analyst, Microsoft IT, who has used CommVault’s software to manage Microsoft’s production data for the Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Office product groups for over 5 years adds, “CommVault’s reporting capability was always one of my favorite features on top of their reliability for restoring data, and now, I can get the same information from their reports via a single management view from our MOM server.”

"Our new support for MOM is another feather in our cap that verifies our continued strides to enhance and embrace Microsoft technology," said Randy De Meno, Director of Advanced Applications and Microsoft Partnership. "More and more of our customers, including those within Microsoft have asked for improved MOM support and we’re proud to deliver it for them."

About CommVault

CommVault® provides Unified Data Management™ solutions to ensure high- performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of complex storage networks. Information about CommVault is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.commvault.com or by calling (732) 870-4000.

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