Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), the largest independent provider of enterprise content management (ECM) software and solutions, today announced the industry's most powerful email management solution which is capable of archiving and managing billions of emails per year. Jointly developed with Sun Microsystems, the offering is part of a deepening relationship between the two companies and is designed for large global organisations, and the problems they face monitoring and archiving huge email volumes to meet growing regulatory, compliance and litigation requirements.
Open Text announced the news today at its Summit 2007 user conference underway this week in Huntington Beach, California.
Email has become an integral tool in all facets of business today. But email also presents considerable risk due to its inherently informal nature, making it hard to accurately classify and retain as required by regulatory agencies and new e-discovery rules under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Compounding the problem is the sheer volume of email traffic, putting intense pressure on the computing infrastructure to scale to meet the demand.
By joining forces, Sun and Open Text have developed a solution that, in recent testing at Sun's labs, demonstrated the scalability enterprises will need to effectively manage huge email volume throughout the entire content lifecycle. In tests, the solution demonstrated that it can handle the indexing, monitoring and archiving of up to seven million emails per day, or more than two billion emails per year.
The joint solution consists of Livelink ECM - Email Monitoring for Microsoft Exchange or Livelink ECM - Email Monitoring for Lotus Notes, Sun Fire x64 (x86, 64-bit) and UltraSPARC -based servers with the Solaris Operating System (OS). This is the only solution on the market that can manage volumes of this magnitude to help enterprises meet stringent compliance requirements.
"Open Text is committed to delivering solutions to market that satisfy the compliance needs of our customers," said Kirk Roberts, Open Text's Executive Vice President of Products, Solutions and Marketing. "Together with Sun, we were able to increase the scalability of our email solution to meet current and future email management needs of the largest organisations in the world."
The scalability of the solution was recently confirmed by a major European bank -one of the world's largest -- which selected the Open
Text and Sun combination as the basis for an enterprise-wide email monitoring solution. According to the bank's test results, 5,610,534 emails were indexed and archived within a 24-hour period.
Through certifications of the Sun StorageTek NAS 5000 family, Sun StorageTek Compliance Archiving Software, and Sun's StorageTek Content Infrastructure System with Open Text's Livelink - ECM archiving solutions, the two companies are also helping customers meet regulatory requirements for long-term storage and archival.
"The exponential growth of data is being fed in part by the massive volume of email that needs to be indexed and archived," said Nigel Dessau, Senior Vice President of Storage Marketing and Business Operations, Sun Microsystems. "Leveraging the power of our Solaris-based servers with OpenText's Livelink ECM more than satisfies the email monitoring and scalability requirements of even the world's largest enterprises."