Bridgehead integrates storage platform with EMC Centera

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Bridgehead integrates storage platform with EMC Centera

Bridgehead has announced the integration of its HT Integrated Storage Management platform with EMC’s Centera content-addressed storage system.

Combining the features of HT ISM with EMC Centera will provide users with the capability to identify data on their network that needs to be stored and automatically transfer it to Centera as part of a policy-driven archiving strategy.

HT ISM is a storage management platform that allows IT departments to integrate storage management functions, such as archiving, backup and replication into a single administrative process.

EMC Centera is a software-driven, Worm disc storage platform using content-addressed storage, which means the data, once written, is never duplicated – a useful attribute in maintaining the integrity of data to meet compliance regulations. It is described by far more metadata than is usual in existing file systems.

The HT FileStore component of HT ISM automates the controlled movement of data in and out of the EMC Centera storage array and lets users perform continuous analysis and data classification across their network environment. Once copied into the Centera-based archive, HT FileStore lets users view, search and access archived data.
Mark Avery, EMC senior director for Centera markets and alliances, said, "The integration between EMC Centera and BridgeHead's HT Integrated Storage Management Platform benefits joint customers who are deploying long term, archiving for compliance and disaster recovery by unlocking the value in digital content while lowering costs and making it easier to integrate
into a multimedia, multicopy repository system."

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