LOUISVILLE, Colo. and MUNICH, Germany - Nov. 6, 2003 - StorageTekÂ® (Storage Technology Corporation, NYSE:STK), the storage services and solutions expert and IXOS SOFTWARE AG (NASDAQ: XOSY), a leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), today announced a worldwide strategic alliance to integrate a branded IXOS e-mail archival solution and resell IXOS' archiving and ECM software with StorageTek's storage management solutions.
Through the alliance, IXOS will enable StorageTek to provide customers with the IXOS-eCONserver for Exchange and IXOS-eCONserver for Lotus as part of StorageTek's Email Xcelerator series of solutions. Additionally, StorageTek may resell the IXOSÂ®-eCON Solution Suite, which manages all documents and data across the enterprise, including groupware, enterprise content and e-mail archives. This combined IXOS-StorageTek solution will enable companies to retain an unalterable archive of email for a fixed period of time, helping them comply with regulatory requirements as mandated by SEC 17a-4, Sarbanes-Oxley and Basel II.
StorageTek and IXOS have already integrated the StorageTek Application Storage Manager (ASM) for Unix with the e-mail solution suite - including Email ArchiveMaster(tm) and Email AuditMaster(tm) - enabling users to immediately take advantage of the full StorageTek product line including compliant media.
"This is an ideal partnership for IXOS and StorageTek - both leaders in our respective markets," said Richard Gailer, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of IXOS. "With IXOS' high quality ECM and e-mail archiving solutions and StorageTek's deep data storage expertise, this alliance will bring to market a most comprehensive, best-of-breed solution. StorageTek customers will be able to simply and cost effectively manage the influx of information traveling through their businesses, with the capability to comply with the information retention mandates of the law."
StorageTek will offer its customers an entire ECM solution. This offering includes storage devices, professional services to design and implement the proper infrastructure to optimize StorageTek's Information Lifecycle Management(tm) strategy, and the IXOSÂ®-eCON Solution Suite, an integrated platform to securely and reliably manage business documents in SAPÂ®, SiebelÂ®, MicrosoftÂ® Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server, and LotusÂ® Notes environments, and custom applications. StorageTek will offer an ECM solution that enables customers to efficiently create, manage, and distribute Web content. In addition, the suite allows internal and external enterprise users to receive individualized access to important data and documents - in real-time - using a standard Web interface that is customized to match their corporate identity.
"Together, StorageTek and IXOS can offer customers one integrated storage archive platform for all of their Enterprise Content and e-mail archiving needs - eliminating the need to work with multiple vendors. This alliance enables StorageTek to continue to build out its extensive hierarchy of Information Lifecycle Management solutions," said Angel Garcia, StorageTek corporate vice president of Global Services and International Operations. "We are pleased to add IXOS' high quality platform to our comprehensive portfolio of solutions to help customers better manage information from creation to deletion."
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