The new EMC Centera Seek and EMC Centera Chargeback Reporter products enable the advanced search and retrieval of fixed content across multiple terabytes of stored data.
This makes pay-per-use reporting and billing possible, whereby different cost centres can be charged for the amount of data they access or the amount of processing time they take up.
EMC Centera Seek provides an advanced search capability using Metadata (data about stored data) for faster, more precise searching and retrieval of information stored on EMC Centera platforms.
The result is higher-performance custom searches allowing customers to retrieve content across the entire archive, even as those archives continue to expand and more users access the data, said EMC.
William Hurley, an analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, said, "This new software addresses some key requirements such as the ability to see who is using the archive for cross-charging."