JTEK, Index Engines Partner to Bring Cost-Effective Storage Management Solutions to Federal Organizations

July 25, 2013

JTEK Data Solutions will feature Index Engines patented tape remediation technology to move Federal data from tape to more budget-friendly cloud and cloud hybrid platforms.

HOLMDEL, NJ (PRWEB) July 25, 2013

A more efficient, cost-effective storage management solution is headed to Washington, DC Thursday as JTEK Data Solutions partnered with software company Index Engines to offer tape remediation, unstructured data profiling and specialized cloud migration solutions.

The addition of Index Engines’ solutions to JTEK’s arsenal of storage optimization services enables the transfer of data to the cloud from legacy backup tapes to become simpler, quicker and more secure.

“Between the Cloud First Policy and the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, we’re seeing a dire need for agencies to understand what data they have and efficiently migrate it,” said Jody Ferguson, JTEK Vice President. “Index Engines’ enables us to offer our clients a way to avoid costly tape restoration and directly access tape, making what would have taken months a few days or a few week process.”

“They effectively took months off the migration process and gave us a tool to make tape searchable and something we can run analytics on.”

Index Engines offers a patented Catalyst Platform where tapes and all forms of storage and unstructured document types are analyzed and the user is provided a searchable ‘map’ of the type of information that exists, where it is located, who owns it, when it was last accessed or modified.

The process relies on an enterprise class index of metadata from user files and email databases such as last modified or accessed time, number of duplicates, size, owner, location, file type, and more.

Optionally, it can include full text indexing which would allow for keyword queries on content such as eDiscovery requests and confidential information audits for those concerned with Freedom of Information Act requests or security risks.

“Catalyst offers a great deal of flexibility whether the goal is to avoid restoration, move only valuable data during a migration or looking for a specific file set,” Index Engines Vice President David Ballard said. “Partnering this technology with JTEK, who is one of the thought leaders in the IT optimization space was a perfect fit. We’re looking forward to growing our relationship with them.”

Index Engines also hedges another migration challenge for enterprise storage, switching backup platforms. A proponent of appliance-based backup, JTEK works exclusively with EMC and VMware backup platforms and often faces the challenge of organizations looking to retire IBM’s Tivoli Storage Manager, Symantec’s NetBackup, or Commvault’s Simpana.

The Catalyst Catalog Engine allows companies to immediately retire old platforms while maintaining access to legacy tapes.

“The relationship between Index Engines and JTEK is extremely important as we design solutions for our customers. The relationship helps JTEK bridge the gap between legacy backup solutions and Next Generation Backup Solutions from EMC,” Ferguson said.

“We’ve been very impressed with Index Engines’ capabilities, dedicated service, simple on boarding and, of course, the ROI that they provide to our customers. We’ve identified the need and now we have the solution.”

A number of Federal regulations have made data storage costs, capacity and platforms a high priority for many agencies, but faced with petabytes of unstructured storage, it was previously an uphill battle.

“The trouble you have with these regulations is how do you manage information when you don’t know what information exists or where it exists,” Ballard said. “Index Engines’ technology has the ability to understand data while only creating a 1 percent footprint and JTEK has the service and knowledge to implement it within our government.”



Index Engines a leader in enterprise information management and archiving solutions. Businesses today face a significant challenge organizing their information to ensure timely and cost efficient access, determining the disposition of the content in order to maintain compliance to regulations governing electronic data and manage costs. As a result, legal and information technology departments that need to mitigate data risks and control the growing expenditures of data storage turn to Index Engines.

Index Engines delivers the patented Catalyst platform that provides unique and efficient access to all classes of enterprise data. Catalyst was architected with large corporate data environments in mind, providing an unprecedented view into data assets, allowing content to be efficiently managed and archived according to policy.

Power Over Information is the trademark Index Engines built its business around as many companies face significant challenges organizing enterprise data assets and making the data they need immediately accessible and useful. Since 2003 customers have turned to Index Engines for the comprehensive data insight they need to simplify information discovery, classification and management.    

About JTEK Data Solutions

IT Transformation means something different to everybody. It could span from a fully engaged journey to the cloud, to making the decision to move from backing up to tape; to backing up to disk. In each instance the transformation creates an opportunity to engage industry subject matter experts to ensure that the transformation is a success. Who you choose to partner with is extremely important for the long-term success of not only the project, but also the overarching goals of the enterprise.

JTEK Data Solutions has unique skill sets that have been developed over one hundred of years of combined technology experience. This experience includes a blend of CIO and engineering roles at clients, and significant experience in design and best of practice execution on projects. JTEK’s proficiencies include knowledge in Windows, UNIX, VMWare, Oracle, and a range of other applications that drive the business of technology.

With expert CIO level experience, JTEK has a dynamic understanding of how the business uses and views technology. Inclusive of that vantage point, JTEK has design engineers from both the client and manufacturing side of engineering to execute on the challenge. Being able to tie applications into a design that solves the problems of the business at a holistic approach is a unique capability. These combined experiences allow for JTEK’s clients to experience a best in class partnership to ensure the success of their, “IT Transformation.”

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