EMC Delivers Integrated Information Governance with New Solutions for Archiving, e-Discovery and Compliance
Liza S. Goldberg
HOPKINTON, Mass. April 2, 2009EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced EMC SourceOne™ a new family of products and solutions for archiving, e-discovery and complianceaimed at helping companies centrally manage multiple content types in order to apply consistent retention, disposition and overall lifecycle management. With EMC SourceOne, customers can save more than 50 percent in total cost of ownership, achieve payback on the solution in as little as 12 months,* ensure compliance to internal governance policies and external industry regulations and mitigate risks associated with e-discovery.
EMC SourceOne delivers an integrated approach to information governance through the use of archiving as a foundational technology, enhanced by retention and disposition capabilities for effective information management as well as e-discovery as a repeatable business process. Initially, EMC SourceOne will archive e-mail and instant messages. Support for files, SharePoint, enterprise applications, XML and other content types will be added in the future. For companies with 1,000 mailboxes, savings from EMC SourceOne will average $1 million in a single year. Companies can also realize a reduction of up to 60 percent in storage and backup costs.*
Effective information management enables organizations to reduce the amount of content retained by an organization and ensure that high-value information is properly managed, safe-guarded and leveraged. According to Gartner’s report, “E-Discovery: Project Planning and Budgeting 2008-2011,” dated February 6, 2008:
- Up to 90 percent of stored data is redundant or out of date
- E-mail files, mainly .PST and files from other systems, consume up to 50 percent of network drive storage
- One gigabyte of data can result in $18,750 in legal review costs
Gartner also states that in 2008 and 2009, companies without an active policy and strategy for content archiving solutions can spend one third more on e-discovery than those with content archiving solutions.
“EMC SourceOne supports sound information governance and helps firms address compliance and e-discovery needs by providing search functionality, classification, and monitoring for retention, preservation and disposal of prescribed content,” said Laura Dubois, Program Director at IDC. “The EMC SourceOne information governance approach not only enables companies to mitigate risks but also more effectively re-use its information assets for user productivity and competitive advantage.”
EMC SourceOne’s Innovative, Next-Generation Architecture
Core to EMC SourceOne is an innovative, next-generation architecture that provides high availability and flexibility. The solution’s unique design operates efficiently in a single server for midsize companies and scales horizontally to meet the needs of large global enterprises. EMC SourceOne’s modular design allows the addition of new content sources or other backend repositories as needed. The system supports dynamic addition of resources to meet specific time-bound tasks such as the need to quickly ingest a large volume of PST files in order to meet a discovery request.
EMC SourceOne is fully internationalized to support the business requirements of multinational corporations. Content archived and put on legal hold in the EMC SourceOne archive is fully supported in the native character sets including multi byte languages. Search results are returned in the native character set and the search interface is localized in several European and Asian languages.
“EMC has built on its core strengths in backup, archiving, compliance and tiered storage to create a new brand of information governance products and solutions that can automate via policy how information is discovered, classified, managed, retained, reused and deleted,” said Mark Lewis, President of Content Management and Archiving Division at EMC. “EMC SourceOne’s next-generation architecture surpasses the competition by offering sophisticated automation capabilities, deep integration with archived applications as well as advanced controls over archive policy and e-discovery processes to ensure that organizations reduce both costs and information governance risks.”
Only EMC provides the breadth of solutions for information governance in the industryfrom storage platforms to software and services. For organizations that have standardized on unified storage, EMC Celerra and EMC SourceOne delivers a complete end-to-end solution. When combined with EMC Centera, EMC’s purpose-built archive storage platform, EMC SourceOne addresses the most complex governance and compliance requirements. In addition, EMC Consulting provides the strategic guidance for effective management of information throughout the enterprise and helps customers develop information policies which align with business goals and regulatory requirements.
The EMC SourceOne Family Today
- EMC SourceOne Email Management archives e-mail from Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes/Domino as well as SMTP and instant messages to improve operational efficiency of messaging systems, reduce production, storage and backup costs and enhance message retrieval and system recoveries. The solution provides full international support and offers a localized interface in six languages French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese and Simplified Chinese.
- EMC SourceOne Discovery Manager provides high volume discovery search and collection for e-mail archived by the SourceOne Email Management. It can quickly find, safely hold, efficiently cull and defensibly produce archived e-mail in response to legal/regulatory notice and/or corporate policy complaint. Discovery Manager is built around a legal matter or case metaphor and supports secure authorized investigator access, defensible collection results and chain of custody. Discovery Manager provides full international support and offers a localized interface in four languages French, Italian, German and Spanish.
- EMC SourceOne Discovery Collector is a set of complementary partner appliance offerings that that automate the in-house identification, collection, preservation, and policy management of unstructured content that resides “in the wild” on data sources such as desktops, laptops, common Internet file systems (CIFS) and network file systems (NFS), networked attached storage, Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and other content management repositories.
Access Intelligence is an information and marketing company headquartered in Rockville, Md. serving the energy, chemical, defense, aerospace and communications markets. The company deployed EMC SourceOne to meet human resources compliance needs and minimize the size of its information stores.
“Like most companies, our global users rely on e-mail as the primary means of interacting with customers. We have massive information stores that contain e-mails with large file attachments,” said Tom Leizear, Director of IT at Access Intelligence. “During the first 40 days of production deployment, we saw a 66 percent reduction in mailbox size with EMC SourceOne Email Management. In addition, we were able to reduce backup and recovery time from two and a half hours to 30 minutes.”
“Many of the e-mail archiving solutions in use today have been around awhile and are getting pretty long in the tooth. Products will need to be re-written to improve performance and to incorporate new capabilities,” said Brian Babineau, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “To its advantage, EMC happens to be one of the first to tackle this challenge. But EMC SourceOne Email Management is not like version 1.0 code. EMC has a legacy of experience in creating e-mail archiving software going back to 2000.”
“EMC SourceOne provides us with a compelling solution to sell that meets the needs of commercial customers as well as very large companies,” said Raphael Meyerowitz, Director of Data Center Technical Services at Presidio Network Solutions, an EMC Velocity Signature Partner. “With EMC SourceOne Email Management, we can help our customers deploy an e-mail environment that allows for single instance storage across the entire enterprise, utilizing a single SQL Server database regardless of the number of servers and a single point of administration.”
EMC SourceOne Email Management and EMC SourceOne Discovery Collector will be generally available later this month. EMC SourceOne Discovery Manager will be generally available in the latter part of this quarter.
EMC SourceOne Webcast
EMC will host a webcast on Thursday, April 2, 2009, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Join EMC’s Content Management and Archiving Division executives, Mark Lewis, President, Whitney Tidmarsh, Chief Marketing Officer, and Andrew Cohen, Esq., Vice President and General Manager of eDiscovery and Compliance, as they explain how EMC is changing the playing field from point products to a more comprehensive and integrated approach to information governance.
SourceOne Email Management Console
SourceOne Email Management Web-based Search Interface
SourceOne Discovery Manager
Mark Lewis, President, EMC Content Management and Archiving Division
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* Based on EMC estimates. Total cost of ownership savings and payback time varies by customer environment. Cost savings include people and administrative costs, storage and backup costs as well as e-discovery costs.