EMC Extends Content Management Push


EMC today added new software solutions for helping customers find, retain
and protect data from several digital sources.


EMC Documentum Archive Services for Email and EMC Documentum Archive
Services for Reports software were created to help customers search and
retrieve information for compliance and legal discovery and content re-use.


Both solutions corral and pinpoint data from e-mail, images, reports,
documents, records, videos and even Web sites, said
Lubor Ptacek, product director in EMC’s software group.


The products are the next leg of the Hopkinton, Mass., company’s plan to
bring technology from its Documentum, Legato
and Acartus
acquisitions together to provide more sophisticated storage products.


The industry could need them: Enterprise Strategy Group believes
organizations will archive some 4,000 petabytes of data in
2006.


Ptacek said EMC Documentum Archive Services for Email blends the Documentum
repository software and Legato archiving solution to provide e-mail
archiving for large businesses.


To meet compliance guidelines at a time when Sarbanes-Oxley and other
regulations weigh heavily on CIOs’ minds, the software captures and saves
incoming and outgoing e-mail messages.


This product also boasts a message validation to help companies validate
their e-mail compliance to regulators and the courts, a key feature should
lawyers come calling with subpoenas.


Should litigation rear its head, lawyers can search the archive and deliver
messages accurately and with assurance that the chain of custody is intact.


The new Documentum service bears resemblance to EMC’s EmailExtender service,
a former Legato asset.


But Ptacek said EMC Documentum Archive Services for Email is targeted at
customers archiving e-mail and other content types, while EmailXtender
strictly archives e-mail.


With such content management and archiving products, EMC’s wish is to one
day help customers render content in one common environment.


Ptacek also said EMC will eventually target rich media, such as video
libraries and libraries of scanned images, VoIP , video
conferencing and surveillance tapes for digitization.


The second new tool, EMC Documentum Archive Services for Reports, grabs
large volumes of digital reports from enterprise resource planning (ERP)
systems, invoices, statements, bills, wireless devices, debit cards and Web
services.


The content is then converted into ISO-standard PDF-A format for long-term
preservation, retention policy management and lifecycle-managed storage.


Ptacek said this product, the fruit of EMC’s purchase of Acartus last fall,
subsumes legacy reporting systems.


“We can essentially put all of the data into a repository, chunk it into smaller
pieces and provide those pieces to managers based on their entitlement,”
Ptacek said.


EMC Documentum Archive Services for Email and EMC Documentum Archive
Services for Reports are available, with pricing varying by configuration.


In other EMC news, the company today jazzed up its hardware boxes for small-
and medium-sized business, unveiling the Clariion AX150 and AX150i networked
storage systems.


The new systems, part of EMC’s Insignia line for SMBs, support iSCSI,
SATA II disk drives. Both models can be easily installed, and they support up to 10 host servers and scale from 750 gigabytes to six terabytes .


Pricing for the EMC CLARiiON AX150 systems is expected to start at $5,600.

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