EMC Strengthens Archiving Platform for Unstructured and Structured Data

EMC Corp.’s Enterprise Content Division (ECD) is releasing an upgraded version of its EMC InfoArchive platform, enhancing the ability to secure and leverage large amounts of critical data and content.

“It’s really designed to take both structured data or unstructured data or content and do so in a single platform with a single architecture, and that’s a big part of our announcement, to provide this archiving service,” said Chris McLaughlin, chief marketing officer of EMC’s ECD.

EMC InfoArchive 4.0 is built on a completely new horizontally scalable architecture that combines flexible reporting and easy accessibility to make vast amounts of data and content available, according to the company.

The platform features updated compliance capabilities that address business pressures and changes brought on by factors such as the volume and diversity of information, shifting supervisory expectations, ongoing regulatory changes, and complex legislation.

 These new features enable retention management, legal holds, data masking, and PCI compliance without the need to copy or reprocess data after it has been ingested.

EMC InfoArchive 4.0 can also provide out-of-the-box compliant data access for Hadoop and supports SAP data throughout its application lifecycle.

The EMC platform supports active archiving of SAP production systems into EMC InfoArchive with SAP Archivelink.

Additionally, EMC InfoArchive will support SAP application retirement and decommissioning, through partnerships with PBS Software GmbH and EPI-USE Labs.  With these partner solutions, EMC provides SAP users a smooth transition to new technologies such as SAP HANA, SAP S4HANA, and the SAP SuccessFactors cloud solution.

“We see a real opportunity right now as companies are looking to move from their on-premises operations  to new SAP cloud-based deployments -for example, SAP HANA,” McLaughlin said. “We see a very vibrant growing market around this enterprise information archiving use case.”

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