Storage Technology and IXOS Software have formed 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.
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Through the alliance, IXOS aims to 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 IXOS-eCON Solution Suite, which is designed to manage all documents and data across the enterprise, including groupware, enterprise content and e-mail archives.
This combined IXOS-StorageTek solution is expected to enable companies to retain an unalterable archive of e-mail for a fixed period of time, helping them comply with regulatory requirements.
StorageTek and IXOS have already integrated the StorageTek Application Storage Manager (ASM) for Unix with the e-mail solution suite - including Email ArchiveMaster and Email AuditMaster - so that users can take advantage of the full StorageTek product line, including compliant media, immediately.
StorageTek will offer its customers an entire ECM solution, which is said to include storage devices, professional services to design and implement the proper infrastructure to optimise StorageTek's Information Lifecycle Management strategy, and the IXOS-eCON Solution Suite, an integrated platform to manage business documents securely and reliably in SAP, Siebel, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server, and Lotus Notes environments, and custom applications.
StorageTek will offer an ECM solution that aims to enable customers to create, manage, and distribute web content efficiently. In addition, the suite is said to allow internal and external enterprise users to receive individualised access to important data and documents - in real time - using a standard web interface that is customised to match their corporate identity.
Written by Computing SA staff