ASG and Hitachi collaborate to provide Enterprise-wide Data Archiving Solutions

11 September 2008

ASG Software Solutions, a leading provider of integrated solutions for enterprise archiving and records management, today announced the integration of its leading enterprise archiving software solution, ASG-ViewDirect®, with the Hitachi® Content Archive Platform (HCAP) from Hitachi Data Systems® (HDS).

The comprehensive solution addresses IT’s challenge of managing growing volumes of diverse enterprise content while satisfying users’ needs for rapid retrieval and high availability. Together, the ASG-ViewDirect suite and HCAP offer an affordable, long-term content management and storage solution that enables businesses to improve customer service, minimize risk exposure, eliminate isolated content silos, and protect against data loss.

“Our customers’ content archiving and storage requirements are changing,” says Theresa Kollath, senior product manager for content management solutions at ASG. “The diverse nature of content from multiple sources and rapidly changing regulatory requirements call for a solution that can provide a scalable, reliable, and available content archive environment.”

ASG-ViewDirect integrates enterprise content into a single, consolidated repository or federates access to multiple, disparate repositories. It includes a complete suite of content-centric applications that enable regulatory compliance and automate business processes.

HCAP provides intelligent, scalable, and high-performance active archiving based on industry standards. With an open architecture, the solution enables content protection and preservation from one or multiple applications in a common, multipurpose repository, which can also incorporate a search engine based on metadata and content.

“The collaboration between ASG and HDS offers compelling value to our mutual customers, especially those running on mainframe-class systems,” says Lynn Collier, director - archive solution sales, EMEA at HDS. “Ensuring content preservation, protection, and availability are all key HCAP attributes, which give customers a robust information management strategy.”

The ASG-HDS content solution follows ASG’s recent launch of ASG’s Business Service Platform™ (BSP™) for Content Management. ASG's BSP content-oriented offerings (BSP for Content Management and BSP for Mobius Management) are fully integrated offerings that help organizations gain control of their information, content processes, and supporting infrastructure—all in one, comprehensive solution. Combining the best of portal technology, reporting, analytics, output, document, and enterprise archiving and records management, ASG's content-focused BSP solutions ensure the fast, accurate, and easy flow of verifiable, business-critical information throughout an enterprise.

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