CommVault Systems Inc. last week launched a management tool and enhancements to two software packages to help users archive and preserve their storage data.

CommVault says it hopes the new products – which include QiNetix DataArchiver, QiNetix Quick Recovery 5.0 and QiNetix DataMigrator 5.0 – help companies manage access and storage across multiple copies of data and improve application operational performance. This will lower overall storage costs, it says.

DataArchiver is a software module for the company’s QiNetix data-protection product suite. It archives Microsoft Corp.’s Exchange e-mail and lets users perform cross-mailbox full-content searches and capture and monitor all inbound and outbound e-mail. Pricing is US$50 per month, per mailbox.

The software lets users retain e-mail for specified time periods and access the e-mail when necessary. Users can search the e-mail archive for evidence discovery or compliance with government requests.

The company also enhanced its quick data recovery software by adding support for EMC Corp.’s SnapView 2.0 and Microsoft Virtual Shadow Service. These products let users create point-in-time recovery volumes on any magnetic disk, allowing full recovery of applications in minutes, instead of hours. Version 5 of Quick Recovery also supports Solaris, and Oracle Corp. servers running on Solaris. And now incremental updates are faster. QiNetix Quick Recovery starts at $2,500 per host being recovered.

CommVault also enhanced its DataMigrator software, which moves files to less costly storage. Version 5.0 supports Solaris and Microsoft Exchange. In Exchange, the product also supports Outlook Web Access and migration of .PST files. Pricing starts at about US$50 per monitored in-box.

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