Catalogic Software: Providing Closed-loop Automated Workflow to CLAW Back Operational Savings and Ef

Ed Walsh, CEO
It is no secret that data is the new currency of business, but its ‘unabated’ growth is not helping the CIOs. “What is generally agreed to but not understood widely is the fact that most of the data growth is ‘copy data’,” affirms Ed Walsh, CEO, Catalogic Software. Primary data is growing linearly, but copies of those are growing geometrically, which according to a study published by IDC, is costing businesses $44 billion a year. The study also revealed that, in 2012, nearly 85 percent of storage hardware revenue is just to house these redundant copies of data and its only growing. By providing tools that give IT visibility, insight, and control, Catalogic Software is breaking this chain and making the jobs of CIOs much easier.

Catalogic Software allows companies to “See, Fix, and Avoid the Mess.” “Our Copy Data Management software leverages existing NetApp storage and provides visibility, insight, and control of data copies across their enterprises. Customers can download our software in a matter of minutes, deploy it agentlessly in their NetApp environment and gain visibility,” notes Walsh. Catalogic’s ECX software creates a catalog of your data providing companies with the visibility that enables them to gain insight into how they are using copies of their data and how to improve their operations.

Catalogic’s Copy Data Management platform (ECX) perfectly complements VMware and NetApp’s ONTAP storage platform (OnTap, Cluster OnTAP and Cloud OnTAP). NetApp provides the industry’s most efficient snapshot, SnapMirror and SnapVault technology, while ECX allows clients to leverage this capability natively to automate key use cases. In addition, Catalogic’s tools require no change to a NetApp environment. “We provide the NetApp users with a single interface that has simple ‘drag and drop’ workflow capability,” says Walsh. This simple but powerful platform allows clients to deploy complicated environments within minutes. These workflows are easily tested and audited, which is simply not possible with today’s manual and script based storage management.
The company’s unique Closed-loop Automated Workflow (CLAW) gives clients a powerful tool to leverage their data copies for multiple use cases like: Recovery, Disaster Recovery, Test/Development or DevOps, and Business Analytics. “We affectionately call it ‘CLAW’ because it enables clients to ‘claw’ back operational savings and efficiencies,” explains Walsh. CLAW builds on the company’s ‘catalog’ of environments and allows simple drag and drop programming of detailed workflows. “It is called ‘Closed-loop’ because it manages the full lifecycle of Copy Data Management, including deployment, visibility, testing and audit of workflows,” says Walsh.

As per a recent study, Catalogic’s clients have saved 36 percent of costs on an average sized environment compared to what existed before deploying Catalogic’s solutions. As per the recent analysis by Wikibon, it is stated that, “The potential benefits for storage catalog software to be very large.” “The greater the number of filers, the greater the potential benefit. At 20 filers, the total cost benefits already exceeds the hardware and maintenance costs of the filers. In addition to these are less tangible but strategically vital benefits of improved provenance, improved audit ability and much improved ability to demonstrate compliance.”

Businesses today must be able to leverage their data copies to deliver operational efficiencies, while simultaneously delivering greater business agility. The next great leap in Data Management will be Copy Data Management.

Catalogic’s ECX Software is the leading software only copy data management platform that helps clients better leverage their copies of data for a number of use cases including recovery, disaster recovery, test/dev or DevOps, archive and analytics. “Enterprises have plenty of data copies. What they need is tools to see and leverage what they have. Copy data management is the next data management trend,” says Walsh.

Catalogic Software

Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Ed Walsh, CEO

Provides solutions for instant visibility of copy data or files in an environment and provides instant data access for Recovery, Disaster recovery, Tes/Dev, DevOps and Business Analytics.