CommVault Bolsters Network Backup Package

BOSTON (06/01/2000) - CommVault Systems Inc. introduced software this week that makes it easier for customers with mixed Windows NT, Windows 2000 and NetWare servers to back up and recover files.

Galaxy Enterprise 2000 back-up and recovery software lets network professionals back up data by user rather than by machine and directory. For instance, if User X loses files he needs, the network manager can simply go to the Galaxy menus and locate User X's files to recover them.

"With other backup software I used, if I wanted to restore e-mail I had to restore the whole mailbox," says Yanal Mash, NT-Exchange administrator for Aveo, a software company in Santa Clara. "With Galaxy, I can restore individual e-mail messages or contacts. The software restores data quickly and in exactly the way I want it. Before, restoration could take up to two days."

The market for storage management software is growing. In 1999 it totaled $4.2 billion, a 47 percent increase over 1998, according to Dataquest Inc. of Stamford, Connecticut. The storage management market will reach $14.7 billion in 2004, the company predicts.

Galaxy Enterprise 2000 runs on NT, Win 2000 and NetWare servers and will work with Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server and Microsoft Cluster Server, as well as a variety of storage arrays, Just a Bunch of Disks and tape libraries. The package also provides LAN-free backup capability, which lets data that is being saved be removed from the network and pass directly between the storage and back-up device, thus reducing traffic across the network.

From a Windows management console, customers can set policies, monitor events and back up and recover the network. The management software is Microsoft Management Console compliant. Galaxy Enterprise 2000 supports Microsoft's Active Directory and Novell's NDS Corporate Edition.

A release of CommVault Galaxy Enterprise 2000 later this summer will add support for Lotus Notes R5 and Domino servers and Network Appliance file servers. Additional network-attached storage support will be available this fall.

CommVault, formerly a business unit of AT&T Network Services, has signed an agreement through which Microsoft will also resell Galaxy. The software is $1,000 per server.

CommVault: www.commvault.com.

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