Index Engines sets eDiscovery standard for performance and collaboration

Leveraging state-of-the-art hardware and VMware configurations, Index Engines enables management of multiple large-scale client projects simultaneously through the cloud

Holmdel NJ - Information management company Index Engines announced new hardware and multi-node configurations to increase performance and access to data for eDiscovery projects.

Among the increase in collaboration abilities, the new platform allows for management of multiple large-scale client projects through secure, web-based cloud hosting allowing for increased communication during culling, management and review of electronically stored information.

“We’ve seen a consistent trend of service providers tackling larger cases with stricter budgets and tighter time frames,” said Jim McGann, vice president of Index Engines. “For our customers, we needed to make it faster and easier to process overlapping large tape and LAN projects.”

The multi-node environments are established through VMware. After ESI is collected and culled though Octane’s high-performance engine, responsive ESI is stored on a network server and managed via a VMware node. VMware nodes can be deployed for each client, providing browser based, secure access to specific content.

While the multi-node environment works with Index Engines’ existing hardware, the company also released a new system. Partnering with Dell to leverage Dell Support and a state-of-the-art Intel chip, the new hardware enables eDiscovery collection speeds that can reach 1 terabyte of data per hour.

This 2U rack mounted software has three-and-a-half time the memory (256 GB) and two-and-a-half times the hard drive space (15 GB) of the previous model, enabling it to keep pace with data growth.

The Dell hardware also enables Index Engines’ software to index 1.5 petabytes of data while creating just a 1 percent footprint for metadata processing.

“We’re thrilled that Dell’s software is improving customer experience of our products,” McGann said. “We’ve been thoroughly impressed with the efficiency and capabilities we’ve received from Dell’s hardware.”

Along with the new releases, Index Engines also announced new pricing packages. Annual subscriptions start at $35,000. Unlimited packages and special incentives for current hardware owners are also available.