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EMC Announces New Extreme Archiving Platform for Structured and Unstructured Data

EMC Corporation’s Enterprise Content Division (ECD), a leader in the enterprise content management industry, today announced EMC® InfoArchive™ 4.0, a unified enterprise platform that powers extreme compliant archiving scenarios at petabyte scale. As enterprises modernize their data center and applications, a solution that archives legacy apps to reduce costs – while continuing to make data available to the organization – is required. With its fast time to value and the small footprint, EMC InfoArchive 4.0 enhances the ability to secure and leverage large amounts of critical application data and content to empower modern-day business success.

Redefining Archiving with Extreme Archiving

EMC InfoArchive 4.0 includes a completely new, horizontally scalable architecture, also combining flexible reporting and easy accessibility to make vast amounts of data and content available. Designed to provide visibility into both structured and unstructured data sources and dependencies in one architecture, InfoArchive 4.0 is easing complexities and eliminating the siloed infrastructure of the past.

“Extreme archiving scenarios at petabyte scale are becoming increasingly important for two reasons,” said Jeroen van Rotterdam, CTO of EMC’s Enterprise Content Division. “First, managing the amount of structured and unstructured data created and processed today is tremendously challenging. Second, the pressure to maintain compliant data in highly regulated industries, such as Financial Services, has intensified. Customers require the right solution to address both of these challenges, as well as to achieve cost savings and better data insights, which ultimately drive better business decisions.”

“Many of today’s organizations struggle with managing vast amounts of data residing in both production applications and legacy systems,” Laura DuBois, Group Vice President for IDC's Enterprise Storage, Server and System Infrastructure Software research. “Solutions like EMC’s InfoArchive 4.0 help firms address this challenge, while preserving the value of content in a single, compliant, easily accessible and scalable archive.”

In-Place Regulatory Compliance

EMC InfoArchive 4.0’s compliance capabilities address business pressures and changes brought on by factors such as the volume and diversity of information, shifting supervisory expectations, constant regulatory change and complex legislation. These new features enable retention management, legal holds, data masking and PCI compliance without the need to copy or reprocess data after it has been ingested. EMC InfoArchive 4.0 can also meet enterprise-scale compliance scenarios such as Dodd-Frank in the United States, MiFID2/R in the European Union and the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OFSI) E-13 in Canada.

Out-of-the-Box Compliant Big Data Access  

While other available products require expensive and custom adds-on to adhere to regulatory mandates, EMC InfoArchive 4.0 is the only solution that can provide out-of-the-box compliant data access for Hadoop. With EMC InfoArchive 4.0, regulated information and records can be made available to big data analytics at a low total cost of ownership (TCO) and without compliance compromises.

Support for SAP Active Archiving and Application Retirement

EMC InfoArchive now enables customers to manage SAP data throughout the application lifecycle. The EMC platform supports active archiving of SAP production systems into EMC InfoArchive with SAP Archivelink. Not only can users access and retrieve data using SAP-native tools, but they can also manage data in a centralized repository and maintain compliance with both industry regulations and company policies.

EMC InfoArchive also supports SAP application retirement and decommissioning, through partnerships with PBS Software GmbH and EPI-USE Labs. With these partner solutions, EMC provides SAP users a smooth transition to new technologies such as SAP HANA®, SAP S4HANA® and  the SAP SuccessFactors® cloud solution. EMC InfoArchive manages data across the transition by offloading inactive information from SAP before migration. This helps reduce the timeframe, cost and effort for SAP upgrades and consolidation projects.

Pricing and Availability

EMC InfoArchive 4.0 will be generally available on June 13, 2016. EMC InfoArchive is volume priced by TB ingested.

Partner Quotes:

Tim Nelms, Business Unit Manager, Archiving Division, Crawford Technologies: “Enterprises generate over 50 billion pieces of customer communications each year in the in the US alone. In many cases these documents need to be retained for compliance reasons, reference and customer service. EMC InfoArchive 4.0 supplies a unique solution to the challenge of customer communications archiving; it can handle the scale, compliance and multitude of use cases that occur with customer communications, in a small footprint.”

JD Sillion, Chief Solutions Officer, Flatirons Solutions: “EMC InfoArchive 4.0 allows Flatirons to manage even larger volumes of data and content for our application retirement clients. EMC’s robust, straightforward and well-supported technology means we can quickly provide solutions that have modern user experiences on a trusted platform that meets demanding regulatory, governance, audit and reporting mandates. InfoArchive 4.0 helps accelerate our customers’ return on investment in application retirement.”

Dirk Bode, CEO, fme: “With today’s explosion in data growth, our clients find that keeping all their information in ECM systems is neither cost effective nor scalable. EMC InfoArchive 4.0 offers the perfect solution for this challenge, empowering clients to distinguish between active content and static data. Our EMC Certified Solution, migration-center, uses the power of EMC InfoArchive to strategically organize, transform and move large volumes of documents, reducing costs for storage, servers, operations, support and DBMS licenses.”

Douglas Vargo, Vice President, Paragon Solutions, Inc.: “Our clients in the Financial Services, Insurance and Life Science industries encounter a wide variety of compliance requirements, such as retention, data encryption, electronic signature, time stamping and more. The new features in EMC’s InfoArchive 4.0 address these challenges, making regulatory compliance and corporate records governance easier to manage.”

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