Index Engines will demonstrate at EMC World in booth #1222 a new purpose-designed platform to index the content of EMC Data Domain backup images so user data can be searched and extracted for business relevance. The Index Engines Collection Engine works with Data Domain deduplication storage systems and leverages the existing backup process to automatically identify and extract specific files and email for regulatory, compliance and legal applications according to pre-defined policies.
Only a small subset of the data captured in the backup process is of value for long-term access. To filter down the volume of data that is archived, detailed knowledge of the backup images is required. Index Engines Collection Engine automatically indexes backup images, identifies the useful content, collects what is relevant and writes it back to Data Domain storage making it available for compliance and litigation purposes.
The Index Engines Collection Engine for Data Domain indexes the content of backup images (e.g. NetBackup, Backup Exec, etc…) so that they can be searched and analyzed for business relevance. These searches can be high-level metadata such as user mailboxes, or detailed queries based on file or email content, location and date ranges. Searches are saved as stored queries that run automatically once a new backup is executed. The relevant set of data that is identified within the backup image is extracted into a Collection image and written back to the Data Domain system. This allows a small subset, typically less than 5% of the backup data, to be retained for long-term access and also takes advantage of the Data Domain deduplication technology. Specific user files or email can be extracted, keeping all metadata intact, for compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
Visit Index Engines in booth 1222 at EMC World at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, May 9-12 for a demonstration of the Collection Engine for EMC Data Domain.
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