Data center managers looking to get the most production out of their hardware are finding that one of the most effective means of improving processing power is through archiving. The concept is pretty straightforward as far as network architectures go: Offload inactive data from production servers onto a storage platform or appliance and you free up more resources to run your applications.
What's been lacking, however, is a truly integrated system combining top-flight archiving solutions with secure storage. So it was a pleasant surprise to see that Plasmon Plc. and Nexsan Technologies have joined together to develop such a system. The companies' Enterprise Active Archive system unites Nexsan's Assureon storage software with Plasmon's archive appliance to provide multi-tiered archiving for online and offline data.
The system also handles such tasks as inline data classification, policy-based management and disaster recovery.
And if you're an Office SharePoint user, you might want to check out EMC's new Documentum Archive Service for SharePoint. The package offers a single enterprise content management (ECM) solution that covers everything from archiving and records management to process management and imaging and classification.