November 29, 2004

CommVault QiNetix Extends Data Management Capabilities for Windows Server

OCEANPORT, N.J., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- CommVault(R), the leading provider of Unified Data Management(TM) solutions, has solidified its industry-leading position in managing and protecting Microsoft data and applications with its QiNetix Second Generation, a major new product release. Built on the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 platform and used by Microsoft in numerous production and development labs, the QiNetix software suite of products is one of the most complete, flexible and robust Windows Server-based enterprise data management solutions available.

This major new release of QiNetix builds upon this heritage to provide faster backup and recovery, enhanced resiliency and enriched granular data protection that fully utilizes recent advances in Microsoft technology. Windows customers will be able to maximize their Microsoft application and data protection, enabling easier and faster upgrades, at further reduced operational and staffing costs.

Highlights include:

Faster Backup/Recovery

-- Fast restores of an entire system -- 1-Touch Restore, a new option

that leverages Microsoft Windows' Preinstallation Environment (Windows

PE) and allows the user to quickly and easily recover an entire server

(data, operating system and system files) or workstation simply by

inserting a CD which automatically links to information kept in the

QiNetix database. The result is a much simpler and more reliable

full-system restore that eliminates any MS-DOS requirements that

traditional 'bare metal recovery' products use.

-- Increased reliability across enterprise platforms -- The Readiness

Check feature performs a pre-operation check of all components,

including when CommVault utilizes Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and

Microsoft Windows Storage Server components in the data path prior to

job execution to assure completion of critical data movement


-- Increased backup and recovery performance (average 30 percent

increase) using CommVault media management technology on a

Windows-based server -- Also includes advanced indexing techniques for

DataArchiver and content-based backup and restore, especially for

Microsoft Exchange Server.

Enriched Application Management for Microsoft Exchange, Windows SharePoint Services, SharePoint Portal Server Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and the Distributed File System for Windows Server 2003.

-- Full protection for SharePoint Portal Server and Windows SharePoint

Services 2003 -- Document-level support includes powerful

"point-in-time" browse and search capabilities, and enables fast,

granular document recovery of individual documents. CommVault QiNetix

also provides granular management of SQL and/or MSDE based data, used

by SharePoint.

-- Enhanced protection for Active Directory -- Provides granular recovery

of objects and attributes and now enables improved object level

backups, while still enabling attribute level restores.

-- Increased integration with Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)

for replication and image-level backup software. CommVault's

integration with VSS enables CommVault to become the generic provider

for various hardware platforms, which allows VSS to be a key

foundation for Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) within

CommVault's Galaxy, QiNetix Quick Recovery and now, Image Level Backup


"Microsoft is pleased to continue working with CommVault to provide customers with a broad choice of robust backup and granular recovery solutions for Windows customers," said Rahul Auradkar, director, Windows Server Division at Microsoft Corp. "CommVault QiNetix Second Generation builds on the storage innovations in the Windows Server 2003 platform to help businesses meet their needs in a unified solution."

"Using Windows as our core foundation has enabled us to rapidly add functionality and evolve our backup/recovery product to a full, unified data management suite," said CommVault's Director of Advanced Applications and Microsoft Relationship Randy De Meno. "Standardizing on Windows and cultivating our partnership with Microsoft has allowed us to deliver key and differentiated solutions for our customers."

About CommVault QiNetix

CommVault recently posted 12 consecutive quarters of double-digit, year-on-year revenue growth. The company currently has over 2,000 customers with QiNetix products installed at more than 2,800 sites. The QiNetix suite includes backup/recovery, replication, automated data migration, archiving, storage resource management and service level management features. From a single console, the suite components share automated policy management and common job and event managers on the front-end and distributed metadata indexes, media management, and copy management on the back-end. The new QiNetix suite further leverages the efficiencies of the Unified Data Management platform to ease, automate and reduce the cost of data management. Significant new enhancements take data recovery to a higher degree of service than other products on the market.

About CommVault Systems, Inc.

CommVault Systems, Inc. provides Unified Data Management solutions to ensure high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of complex storage networks. The CommVault QiNetix suite, 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 about 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.

CommVault Systems, CommVault Galaxy, CommVault QiNetix, DataMigrator, DataArchiver, QNet, CommServe StorageManager, MediaAgent, iDataAgent, CommCell and the CommVault logo are trademarks and may be registered trademarks in some jurisdictions of CommVault Systems, Inc. Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

CommVault Systems, Inc.

CONTACT: Sarah McNeil of Fleishman-Hillard, +1-612-573-3124, [email protected] ; or Mary Ellsworth of CommVault Systems, Inc.,+1-732-870-4044, or [email protected]

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