Everything's Coming Up Roses for the City of Pasadena with CommVault Simpana Information Governance Software

Posted 14 June 2011 8:33 PM by Commvault



— City Overcomes eDiscovery, Records Management and Data Protection Challenges Using CommVault's Single Platform Approach to Archiving, Search, Backup and Recovery —

CommVault (NASDAQ: CVLT) — OCEANPORT, NJ — June 14, 2011
The development of effective end-to-end information governance strategies is an ongoing challenge for many organizations in both the private and public sector, especially amid ever-increasing legal and regulatory requirements. The hurdles extend beyond simply complying with requirements to protect and retain mission-critical information. As newlegislation puts eDiscovery regulations in step with federal rules around what electronic data is considered a public record, equally important is the need for IT, legal and records management staff to access archived information quickly, efficiently and at the lowest possible cost.
As many city and state governments face budget cuts that can hamper their ability to meet information governance and eDiscovery needs, the City of Pasadena is lowering the cost, complexity and risk associated with searching and retrieving emails and files with CommVault® Simpana® software. As a result, the city, best known as the host of the Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl football game, may soon become widely recognized for its ability to quickly and cost-effectively fulfill regulatory and legislative information requests.

News Facts

  • The City of Pasadena is using CommVault Simpana software to simplify and reduce the cost of discovering information from a rapidly expanding pool of public records, emails, contracts and other digital information.
  • Simpana software is helping the city expedite multiple eDiscovery requests each month by empowering its legal and records management teams to search, sort, select and retrieve emails and files in-house instead of relying on costly outsourcing arrangements. According to the city, searches that used to take several days, now take just minutes with Simpana software.
  • With Simpana software's single pane-of-glass approach, the city streamlines administration and accelerates large-volume discovery searches with easy, secure legal holds. In turn, this practice enables the city to mitigate the risk of omitting key data, while driving additional operational efficiencies and cost savings.
  • With Simpana software's integrated capabilities for archiving, enterprise search,backup and recovery, the city will be able to ensure that all its information stakeholders, including IT, legal, HR, records managers and compliance officers, can fulfill all requests associated with the Freedom of Information Act, HIPAA, the Brown Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, California Public Records Act, Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, the Homeland Security Act (HSA) of 2002, and Worker's Compensation and Sunshine Laws.

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Data Protection, Records Management and Legal Discovery Blossom

  • According to the City of Pasadena, CommVault's integrated functionality, overall product stability and simplified management dramatically reduce the administration needed previously to operate and support multiple backup solutions.
  • By better leveraging existing infrastructure, the City of Pasadena expects to achieve immediate cost savings in disk storage. The city also projects additional eDiscovery cost savings as a result of reduced administrative overhead by enabling non-IT staff to search and retrieve electronically stored information when responding to legal discovery actions.
  • The City of Pasadena is also relying on Simpana software to protect crucial data generated by 200 line-of-business applications that support 2,300 employees across 16 departments. A 9-person IT team oversees 300 servers, half of which are virtualized using VMware vSphere 4.1. A four-person staff supports physical and virtual server backup and recovery of a predominantly Microsoft environment featuring Windows, Exchange, SQL and SharePoint.

Supporting Quotes
Robert Monzon, records manager, City Clerk Department, Records and Mail Division, City of Pasadena

  • "As part of our information governance objectives, we keep all the city's public records in a system where they can be accessed efficiently and at the lowest possible cost. CommVault plays an important role in this effort as Simpana software is a considered a ‘trusted system' according to the State Government Code 34090 for records management."
Nathan Boyd, IT enterprise computing manager, City of Pasadena
  • "With Simpana software, data protection is becoming more important as we provide information stakeholders with services we couldn't deliver previously. Now we can manage data from inception to destruction with complete integrity, which is helping us make information lifecycle management a reality for the City of Pasadena."
  • "Simpana software has a far-reaching impact on City of Pasadena in terms of operational, cost and compliance benefits. We'll continue to look for ways to broaden the product's reach throughout our environment."
Donald Saltarelli, senior information systems engineer, City of Pasadena
  • "We're extremely pleased with how well Simpana software meets our compliance, records management and eDiscovery requirements. By empowering our legal department to do their own searches, we're lifting weight off the shoulders of the IT staff as compliance and eDiscovery tasks can be laborious and time-consuming."
Casey Burke, senior account manager, Nth Generation
  • "In working with the City of Pasadena, it became obvious that we could meet the different needs of various groups with one platform—CommVault Simpana software. Only CommVault's modern data and information management capabilities reach across the full spectrum to ensure complete data protection, robust records management and streamlined legal discovery."

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