EMC Unveils Worl' First Enterprise-Class Archiving Software Based on a Unified Archiving Platform
Extends Strategy to Provide Customers With a Common Set of Retention, Storage and Security Policies for All Archived Information
EMC Corporation, the world leader in information management and storage, today unveiled EMC Documentum Archive Services for Email and EMC Documentum Archive Services for Reports software. The new products leverage capabilities from the proven EMC Documentum content management technology and are the world's first enterprise-class e-mail and reports archiving software products based on a unified archiving platform.
Through EMC products including Archive Services for Email and Archive Services for Reports, EMC's unified archiving platform will enable customers to employ a common set of services for collecting, retaining, migrating, securing and discovering all types of information. As a result, customers will be better equipped to search and retrieve information for compliance and legal discovery, content re-use, improved decision-making and improving the cost and operational efficiencies of their archiving applications.
Today's announcement, in addition to the previous announcement of EMC Documentum Archive Services for SAP software, reinforces EMC's strategy and commitment to help customers deploy a holistic set of retention, storage and security policies and access tools for all archived information. EMC intends to apply this strategy across all forms of information, including e-mail, images, reports, documents, records, videos and entire websites.
Dave DeWalt, President, EMC Software Group, said, "EMC continues at an aggressive pace to drive increasing levels of value for customers through the integration of organic technologies with software acquisitions, in this case, Documentum, Legato and Acartus. With today's announcement, EMC is well positioned to address customers' immediate information needs while also shaping the future of information management."
David Valcik, Vice President of Technical Services at Beverly Corporation, said, "As an EMC customer, we are very impressed with the quality of EMC's product offerings and great customer service. EMC has addressed our technological and business issues in the past. With this announcement, they're delivering precisely what companies like us not only want, but urgently need."
Valcik added, "Part of the great customer service we provide is ensuring the privacy and security of patient-identifiable information. With many of our employees dealing with patient-related information – be it an e-mail, medical record or invoice – we've not historically been able to archive and retain this information for compliance purposes. EMC's approach to unified archiving sets them apart. Not only will EMC enable the retention and storage of this information, but also its discovery, collection and migration over other storage mediums – all in a unified manner. Moving forward, these technologies will make it easier for us to quickly search and access the right types of information for compliance."
Brian Babineau, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, explained, "EMC was a leading innovator in information archiving when the fundamental need was to unburden systems from the performance drag of older or low-use information. Now, the requirements are much more complex and demanding. IT organizations are required to manage archived information within a workflow, make it readily available for enterprise-wide search and discovery, while continuing to hammer on costs and performance issues. These archives will be driven by many sources of data ranging from e-mail to application files. ESG research estimates that organizations will archive 4,000 Petabytes of content in 2006, growing to 27,000 Petabytes in 2010. EMC is addressing these requirements and building on its early lead as the first vendor to offer an enterprise-level archiving platform that brings silos of archived information together in unified way."
New EMC Documentum Archive Services for Email
EMC Documentum Archive Services for Email is the first in the industry to provide enterprise-class e-mail archiving based on a unified archiving platform. The software captures and archives all incoming and outgoing e-mail messages to ensure compliance with regulations and internal e-mail policies. Enhanced compliance capabilities enable customers to validate email compliance to regulators and the courts. In the event of litigation, investigators can search the archive and deliver high volumes of messages quickly, accurately and with assurance that the chain of custody is intact.
Together, Archive Services for Email and EMC EmailXtender comprise EMC's complementary set of e-mail archiving software. Archive Services for Email suits customers needing to archive e-mail and other content types, while also gaining the benefits of a unified archiving platform. EmailXtender is the product of choice for customers who use archiving for e-mail compliance or storage management.
DeWalt added, "Looking forward, the convergence of e-mail archiving and content management technology sets the stage for a new wave of technology fusion that will blend collaborative tools like Voice over IP, real-time video conferencing, content management, instant messages and e-mail into one common environment, thereby allowing users to share information and collaborate in a more real-time, online environment."
New EMC Documentum Archive Services for Reports
EMC Documentum Archive Services for Reports is the first in the industry to provide enterprise-class reports archiving based on a unified archiving platform. It captures large volumes of computer-generated reports from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, invoices, statements, bills, as well as system-generated content from wireless devices, debit cards and web services. The content is converted into ISO-standard PDF-A format for long-term preservation, retention policy management and lifecycle-managed storage.
This unique approach replaces legacy and less reliable systems with a solution that provides immediate and persistent access to years of archived data throughout the organization and across the web – for mitigating compliance risks and reducing storage costs.
EMC Documentum Archive Services for SAP
Announced in May 2005, EMC Documentum Archive Services for SAP helps improve SAP system performance and productivity while lowering total cost of ownership (TCO) by offloading information to an online content repository that can be accessed through an SAP application. Also, by providing fast online access to archived information, organizations address corporate and regulatory compliance requirements by archiving SAP transactional data, SAP reports and outbound documents to the appropriate storage platform. Like the other EMC Archive Services products, Archive Services for SAP is also based on EMC's unified archiving platform.
EMC's unified archiving software platform is supported by the full range of EMC's industry-leading storage systems, including EMC Centera™ content addressed storage (CAS), EMC CLARiiON® and EMC Symmetrix® storage systems as well as non-EMC storage platforms.
Pricing and Availability
EMC Documentum Archive Services for Email and EMC Documentum Archive Services for Reports are available immediately. EMC Documentum Archive Services for SAP has been available since May 2005. Prices vary by configuration. For more information on these products and other EMC software products, please visit http://software.emc.com.
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in products, services and solutions for information management and storage that help organizations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.