First Regulatory Compliance Storage Solution Based on the Microsoft Azure Platform
New Archive2Azure simplifies long-term unstructured data retention for regulatory compliance and litigation preparedness - speeding the move to the cloud
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Archive360TM, a leading provider of email archive migration software, today announced Archive2AzureTM, the industry's first regulatory compliance storage solution optimized for the Microsoft Azure platform.
With infinite scalability, the new product delivers long-term, secure retention of unstructured data including journal email for regulatory compliance and litigation preparedness, file system work files, individual PSTs, system generated reports, and all the other unstructured data floating around the enterprise. This capability provides organizations a fast and seamless way to speed their move to the cloud by enabling the elimination of their costly on-premises unstructured data silos, including their cumbersome and expensive legacy archive systems.
The cloud has quickly become the preferred option for companies to help reverse the growing issues associated with ever-expanding on-premises legacy email archives for regulatory compliance and eDiscovery as well as the unstructured file system storage. In fact, according to Osterman Research, migration of content from existing email archives and migration of content from PSTs were tied as the top capabilities needed to support migration to Microsoft Office 365TM.
"The ability to migrate archived data to the cloud in order to eliminate scalability and performance limitations inherent in legacy archiving systems, while at the same time improving legal and regulatory capabilities, is essential," said Michael Osterman, Principal Analyst with Osterman Research. "Any organization migrating their archives to the cloud in general, or Microsoft Office 365 in particular, should evaluate and seriously consider Archive360's platform for doing so."
With aging systems that cannot scale to accommodate the exponential rise in capacity and usage, organizations are seeing an increased risk and cost for eDiscovery processes and mounting regulatory compliance exposure. Added to this, legacy systems continue to negatively affect end-user productivity to the point where business performance is impacted.
"Our file system and archiving storage resources were growing at a staggering rate, driving management costs and hardware consumption through the roof," said Tom Gardner, CEO, Lion's Tail. "By using Archive2Azure we were able to quickly and compliantly migrate our unstructured data to a much lower cost cloud infrastructure. Now we have confidence that we can scale as needed to retain all of our valuable data without risking compliance exposure."
With the release of Archive2Azure, Archive360 is delivering the first complete solution to enable companies to fully move their unstructured and low touch data to the cloud by eliminating legacy email archives, including journal data, free-range PSTs, and other unmanaged data with the ability to migrate their data to Office 365 and Microsoft Azure in a legally defensible manner. The platform currently offers a total of 11 connectors (with more being added every quarter) - including new connectors for MessageOne, AXS-One, MX Logic, ArchiveOne/C2C and Gwava - for seamless and efficient legacy email archive migration to the cloud. This high performance solution delivers complete migration of unstructured data including file and email data as well as free-range PST files, and ensures a legally defensible migration while taking advantage of the low cost benefits of the Microsoft Azure cloud.
Archive2Azure offers the following key features:
- Cost-Effective Compliance Storage - Based on affordable Azure infrastructure, Archive2Azure supports a legally defensible migration with full chain-of-custody, data fidelity, and on-going disposition. Furthering the cost savings, the solution is offered as a subscription model without start-up or cancellation fees. No additional hardware is required and the professional services installation is free of charge.
- Real-Time On Demand Indexing - Archive2Azure is fully integrated with Azure Search and offers search on demand with policy-driven data scoping.
- Native eDiscovery Functionality - Archive2Azure delivers a secure, long-term legal repository with case management and legal production. Integrated with Power BI it offers a scalable eDiscovery engine with integrated analytics.
"Today's regulatory compliance requirements require the long-term retention of unstructured data and email, however legacy systems make this requirement both costly and cumbersome," said Bob DeSteno, CEO, Archive360. "Using innovative migration technology, we're changing the dynamics of email archives and other unstructured data by enabling the cost-effective long term retention and management for low-touch 'grey' data that is largely inactive but for various reasons, needs to be retained. Based on the Microsoft Azure cloud, it's the only affordable, secure and scalable solution that completely eliminates costly legacy systems while minimizing risk."
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