LOUISVILLE, Colo. - Nov. 6, 2003 - Each and every day, business people everywhere are bombarded with mass amounts of e-mail. Meanwhile, many enterprises are required by laws and regulations to prove they maintain, manage, and protect e-mail for longer periods of time. The reality today is most e-mail is not being managed properly - causing a major problem for most enterprises.
StorageTekÂ® (Storage Technology Corporation, NYSE:STK) today announced that it is broadening the StorageTek Email Xcelerator series of solutions with the addition of an e-mail archiving software from IXOS, a leading provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions. With more than 500,000 seats installed, IXOS, a top player in the e-mail archive software market, enables StorageTek to provide a more enterprise class e-mail solution. The IXOS software extends StorageTek's capability to offer a much more fully scalable line of e-mail archiving solutions and allows StorageTek to satisfy a broader range of customer e-mail scenarios. This enhanced line of solutions will help StorageTek customers take control of their e-mail as it flows from creation to deletion.
Through its Email Xcelerator Series, StorageTek allows companies to better manage the e-mail lifecycle by automatically migrating data to less expensive media and by providing additional tools that support compliance and audit requirements. These solutions, which easily fit into an existing IT infrastructure, seamlessly integrate into Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Notes environments while improving e-mail data protection, automating manual processes, reducing storage costs and easing the burden on IT staffs.
StorageTek supports its Email Xcelerator solutions through its Global Services organization. StorageTek's professional services experts have experience in designing and implementing a cost effective infrastructure to support an e-mail environment, and are adept at helping customers identify best-in-class solutions.
This new suite of solutions - the StorageTek Email ArchiveMaster(tm), Email ArchiveMaster with search and retrieve capability, and Email AuditMaster(tm) - will address the three primary management issues related to e-mail:
Archive Management: This software/hardware/service-based solution enables companies to better manage e-mail data through its lifecycle. It automatically migrates older e-mail and attachments to inexpensive and, if necessary, compliant media.
Knowledge Management: In addition to the archive functionality, this solution allows both IT and end users to better exploit the knowledge contained in the e-mail archive through advanced search and retrieval capabilities.
Compliance Management: This workflow based solution enables regulated organizations to comply with rules pertaining to review, retention and classification of e-mail messages and attachments.
"We are pleased to offer a variety of best-of-breed, Information Lifecycle Management(tm)-based e-mail archiving software as part of our comprehensive portfolio of solutions to help customers better manage their e-mail infrastructure," said Angel Garcia, corporate vice president, Global Services and International Operations for StorageTek. "Through our extensive experience in e-mail management and data storage, StorageTek is one of the only companies that can offer a full e-mail archiving solution that includes a selection of the right software, support services, storage hardware including both tape and disk, as well as certified WORM capabilities to satisfy compliance needs. We are providing one-stop shopping for all e-mail management, including professional services to tie it all together."
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