Index Engines Makes Quiet Progress To Deep Dell Integration

Profile. Index Engines is a low-profile and little-known firm that catalogues unstructured knowledge to create searchable indexes, and makes use of the indexes to supply the wherewithal for file tiering, eDiscovery, governance and, latterly, ransomware detection with a CyberSense product.

It's privately owned by an entrepreneur with a observe file in beginning up and promoting storage-related software program companies. The large progress in ransomware makes its CyberSense expertise worthwhile, and the corporate is properly positioned to be acquired.

Index Engines contacted us after we ran a narrative on Dell moving into data management, and stated its software program was already being utilized by Dell for knowledge administration.

Historical past

Index Engines was began up in July 2003 by Tim Williams, a former Bell Labs engineer.

Tim Williams.

Earlier than then, he was the co-founder and CEO of Programmed Logic Corp., which began in March 1990 and altered its title to CrosStor Software program ten years later. The corporate was a creator of NAS equipment working system software program, together with the StackFS framework and CrosStor file system. It additionally developed software program to hyperlink NAS home equipment to SAN storage. CrosStor offered its software program to OEMs resembling Auspex, Information Common, Legato Methods and the Santa Cruz Operation. Dell EMC purchased CrosStor for $300 million in inventory in November 2000.

After leaving a VP place at EMC in June 2001, Williams invested in Tacit Networks and have become its interim CEO, bringing in angel funding to restart the corporate and pivot it to huge space file sharing (WAFS).

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