Archiving suppliers beef up integration

CA, Autonomy and Prostor look to differentiate products in a sea of archiving and e-discovery compliance players.

Weekly compilation of storage news:

CA announces acquisition integrations
CA announced that CA Message Manager, the result of its acquisition of email archiver iLumin and CA Records Manager from the purchase of MDY, are now integrated and can feed data to one another. It's part of CA Information Governance, a new strategy also launched this week that has CA's research and development, and sales force newly refocused on the e-discovery, records management and archiving space. CA has also officially announced product features that have shipped to customers over the last year but were not publicized, including centralized, policy-based management of documents, new federated search capabilities and new integration with SharePoint.

This week's news
LSI moves to iSCSI arrays

Copan adds data deduplication to MAID

SAN vendor Compellent completes IPO

VMware takes on data migration
Google pumps up enterprise archive search

Clustered NAS vendor Panasas takes new RAID approach
Autonomy ports data classification to Zantaz
Autonomy announced the first integration of its larger product line into the messaging and email archiving products sold by its newly acquired subsidiary, Zantaz. Zantaz's EAS products will now run with Autonomy's data classification and search capabilities embedded into it and will also snap in to the larger Autonomy data management framework, known as the Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL).

ProStor creates removable disk archive system
ProStor, makers of the RDX removable disk cartridges rebranded by Imation, Dell and others, announced its first storage subsystem, dubbed InfiniVault. The product comes in form factors ranging from a commodity server tower to a 39 terabyte (TB) 2U rack mount. Each version has a cache of RAID storage for nearline archival, and its software automatically migrates data based on date of creation down to an array of removable RDX cartridges. The product also provides file-level deduplication, 2x data compression and hardware-based AES 256-bit encryption. Prices range from just over $10,000 for the entry-level system to $75,000 and up for the largest model.

Bycast ventures past healthcare
Grid archiving vendor Bycast, which until recently has been making hay as a medical archiving player through its partnership with IBM, recently announced a new statement of direction. According to Moe Kermani, Bycast will be taking the most recent version of its software, StorageGrid 7, into verticals other than medical images and records archiving.

… And more
In separate announcements also made this week, Clearwell Systems and Quest Software announced that they will jointly market the Clearwell Intelligence Platform and Quest Archive Manager, hailing the combination as a way to address the full e-discovery process. Google Inc. beefed up its search for enterprise archives, and Copan added an archive "personality" to its MAID array.

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