Simpana software is an information management platform built on a scalable and unified code base. Modules share a common set of advanced capabilities related to the storage and access of data and are administered through one console application. Functions include: backup & recovery, snapshots, de-duplication, replication, archiving, reporting and analytics, automated storage tiering, index & search, encryption and end point device protection. Data resides in a virtual repository called the ContentStore. Data is automatically tiered and stored according to user-defined policies. A shared index catalogs the data version and location of de-duplicated snapshot, backup and archive copies.