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Compliance

Novell Delivers Compliance Management Solution that Integrates Identities Across SAP and non-SAP Environments
SAP-certified Solution Improves Regulatory Compliance across Disparate Enterprise IT Systems

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MailChannels Announces Traffic Control 4.0 Email Security
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HP's IAP Archiving--An Update

HP's archiving has gone quiet for the last two years. During this time, the company has been mulling over its plans, and refining its marketing messages and internal sales and support procedures. Here's a quick summary of the situation:

  • Originally known as RISS, more recently as Integrated Archiving Platform (IAP).
  • Currently supports Exchange (including calendar and task items, shared folders), Notes email, files, and databases.
  • Future support planned for SharePoint, instant messaging, and ECM systems.
  • Main reasons to buy: storage management (worldwide), plus compliance and e-discovery in U.S.
  • Always sold as hardware and software bundle.
  • Pricing:
    • The list price of the IAP base system, which provides up to 6.3TB of integrated storage, is $70,300 (includes the first year of maintenance support). The IAP is priced on capacity and object ingestion, the latter being the biggest variable between customers. The HP Email Archiving software for Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Domino is priced per user and sold in 500 and 10,000 license to use (LTU) increments. The first year of software support must be purchased.
    • For example, for 5,000 Exchange users, a system with 1GB of storage per user, and limited professional services, would list at about $400,000; i.e., $8/user. After the first year, 22% maintenance applies.
  • Main competition: Symantec, Autonomy, Mimosa, CommVault, and EMC.
  • Most sales to enterprises are direct; most sales to medium-sized organizations (say 3,000 to 10,000 employees) are via resellers.

In our view, the most interesting aspects of the offering are:

  • Integrated hardware and software solution, usually along with professional services.
  • Scalability: up to 450TB, billions of objects, 100,000+ users, largely due to the underlying grid architecture and the built-in indexing and other storage intelligence.
  • Fast query and retrieval, largely due to built-in indexing and other storage intelligence.
  • Tight integration of software and hardware. This implies various benefits; e.g., more reliable retention policy implementation, more reliable chain of custody, and greater certainty about access controls.

... David Ferris

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Microsoft Messaging and Collaboration Strategy Service

Many Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and OCS customers are at a planning crossroads, facing such questions as:

  • Whether to migrate to Exchange 2010 and, if so, when
  • Whether to migrate to Microsoft’s cloud-based offering or to that of Google
  • How and when to implement tightly integrated telephony/unified messaging

Charting the course is difficult. It is also hard to find impartial advice because vendors and their business partners clearly have axes to grind.

Ferris Research can help you make the right technology plans. Investigate our Microsoft Messaging and Collaboration Strategy Service today!


Notes Alternatives Strategy Service

Many Notes/Domino customers are considering moving to an alternative messaging and collaboration platform, such as IBM’s cloud-based offering, Microsoft’s on-premises and cloud-based offerings, and Google’s cloud-based offering.

Charting the course is difficult. Technology options are changing quickly, and migrations away from Notes/Domino are usually complex and expensive. It is also hard to find impartial advice: Notes/Domino competitors and their systems integrators clearly have an axe to grind.

Ferris Research can help you make the right technology plans. Investigate our Notes Alternatives Strategy Service today!


Archiving Strategy Service

Archiving products and services are evolving quickly, prompted by storage management, regulatory compliance, and e-discovery needs. Many products have been installed, but they are subject to replacement because of changing corporate requirements and changing vendor technology.

Ferris Research can help you make the right technology plans. Investigate our Archiving Strategy Service today!


Below are various active gossip threads on current events in the industry. To contribute information, follow the appropriate link or see our Gossip page for other vendor threads.


Upcoming Webcasts

Veritas Acquires KVS: In Retrospect
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. U.K., 5:30 p.m. CET. One hour.

In September 2004, Veritas Software purchased KVS for its email archiving product, Enterprise Vault. Veritas merged with Symantec, and thus the product is now Symantec's Enterprise Vault, the market-leading archiving software. In this webcast, we discuss the Veritas/KVS acquisition with key individuals involved. Topics include KVS's history, KVS's motivations for being acquired, Veritas' motivations for the acquisition, how the negotiations took place, the terms of the transaction, what went well, what was more difficult than anticipated, and lessons learned.

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  • Clients include many of the world's largest organizations as well as computer vendors from major corporations to small startups.
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