IBM and Microsoft have joined forces to offer e-mail archiving software based on Microsoft Windows Server and IBM hardware, software and partner services.
As part of the agreement, Microsoft, through its business partners, will recommend IBM storage and software to its customers for email archiving solutions.
IBM, in turn, will have access to Microsoft’s partner network to market and install IBM’s storage and email archiving software in Windows customer environments.
IBM will also help assist Microsoft partners to provide complete e-mail archiving solutions that use Windows Server, and help customers better integrate archiving solutions within their Windows environments.
One product offered by IBM as part of the agreement will be available in the first quarter of 2007, with a starting list price of £28,000.
More information on IBM e-mail archiving is available at http://www.ibm.com/software/data/commonstore/email.html