Mimosa Systems, a leader in Live Content Archiving solutions, today announced that it has partnered with Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. and the only provider of Services Oriented Storage Solutions, combining Hitachi's Content Archive Platform (HCAP) and Mimosa NearPointTM to create a powerful solution to address customers’ email and eDiscovery challenges.
Together, the Hitachi Content Archive Platform and Mimosa NearPoint content archive provide a cost-effective email archival solution for retention management, eDiscovery, end-user search, mailbox management, and user and IT Help Desk message recovery that can scale economically to meet enterprise customer needs. With zero footprint on Exchange servers, plug-and-play installation and no production impact on the Exchange environment, the joint solution is non-intrusive and easy to deploy and manage.
“This joint solution is a response to a clear need in the marketplace,” said Sean Moser, vice president, Software Products, Hitachi Data Systems. “The use of messaging products such as Microsoft Exchange in business environments has seen significant growth in recent years, with both the size and volume of emails increasing at unprecedented rates. The sheer volume of this information places an incredible strain on an organization‘s messaging and storage infrastructure and the combination of the Hitachi Content Archive Platform and Mimosa NearPoint will help reduce the challenges of email management, now a mission-critical part of the IT infrastructure.”
Mimosa NearPoint performs continuous capture of Microsoft Exchange data, including all email, message classes such as voice mail, calendars, contacts, notes, tasks, and more, through its innovative Continuous Application Shadowing capture method. Mimosa’s Smart Extract technology is then used to parse individual Exchange items; capture the data, metadata, and context; and create a full text index that can be used for information access and retrieval. The Mimosa NearPoint Tiered Storage OptionTM (TSO) organizes information storage by retention and performance access policies and writes Globally Single Instanced content to the Hitachi Content Archive Platform, a highly scalable storage platform that stores content with ensured integrity over the long term. A disk-based, online WORM (Write Once Read Many) store, it enforces retention of content and offers the ability to store multiple local copies, replicate content to remote locations and encrypt the content at rest.
Hitachi Data Systems and Mimosa Systems Provide Customers Most Advanced Content Archiving Solutions
The joint Hitachi Data Systems and Mimosa Content Archiving solution provides customers with key benefits that include:
Rapid eDiscovery: Auditors and legal staff are able to quickly perform sophisticated search and discovery across centrally managed mailboxes to meet compliance requirements.
Regulatory Compliance Support: Message capture and storage supports compliance with regulations such as SEC 17a-4, NASD 3010, FINRA, FRCP and Sarbanes Oxley.
Automated, Exchange Disaster Recovery: Allows organizations to reliably protect Exchange information through non-invasive, continuous application shadowing.
Mailbox Storage Management: Helps to reduce storage requirements on Exchange Server by migrating or “extending” attachments based on policies of age, document size, or mailbox size.
Self-Service Search of Archived Data: Seamless self-service access to end-users' archived data, enabling them to find potentially lost or deleted messages without IT assistance.
Mimosa NearPoint is already deployed in installations ranging in size from 500 mailboxes to more than 80,000 mailboxes utilizing storage from Hitachi Data Systems with a mix of Fibre Channel and SATA disks. The Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage (AMS) and Universal Storage Platform (USP) devices provide Mimosa NearPoint with superior capacity and performance. The addition of Hitachi Content Archive Platform support in NearPoint now enables customers to address their compliance needs better.
“Organizations around the globe need a next-generation archiving solution to meet today’s requirements for a comprehensive, content archiving solution that addresses staggering email growth, eDiscovery, and storage optimization in a unified solution,” said T.M. Ravi, CEO of Mimosa Systems. “Together, Hitachi Data Systems and Mimosa are delivering joint solutions that address critical customer requirements around risk, tiered storage management and end user search.”
About Hitachi Content Archive Platform
The Hitachi Content Archive Platform is a cost-effective active archive solution designed to answer data growth, preservation, and retention challenges for any size data center. Designed to seamlessly integrate into and existing enterprise storage infrastructure, the Hitachi Content Archive Platform preserves and authenticates fixed content while scaling and optimizing performance and availability. The Hitachi Content Archive Platform is an ideal solution to move inactive data from higher storage tiers, reduce backup windows, improve response time, and meet both corporate governance and regulatory compliance retention objectives.
About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation provides Services Oriented Storage Solutions that enable heterogeneous storage to be dynamically provisioned according to business needs and centrally managed via industry-leading Hitachi storage virtualization software. As an integral part of the Hitachi Storage Solutions Group, Hitachi Data Systems delivers storage infrastructure platforms, storage management software, and storage consulting services through direct and indirect channels in over 170 countries and regions. Its customers include nearly 60-percent of Fortune 100 companies.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 390,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2007 (ended March 31, 2008) consolidated revenues totaled 11,226 billion yen ($112.2 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, logistics, materials and financial services.
About Mimosa NearPoint
Mimosa NearPoint addresses critical customer requirements around content archiving, eDiscovery, regulatory compliance, business continuity, and storage optimization in a unified solution. Mimosa NearPoint provides legal search workflow, immediate mailbox and message recovery, disaster recovery, email, instant message and file archiving, and self-service search and access in one solution. By leveraging cost-effective storage and advanced classification rules, NearPoint also optimizes content storage and reduces overall infrastructure costs.
Mimosa Systems delivers next-generation content archiving solutions for information immediacy, discovery, and continuity. Mimosa NearPoint is the industry’s most comprehensive unstructured information management software solution for email, files, and instant messages, enabling archiving, eDiscovery, storage management, and recovery in a unified solution. Mimosa is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, recognized for its competencies in networking infrastructure solutions, ISV/software solutions, and advanced infrastructure solutions. Mimosa was founded in 2003 and is based in Santa Clara, California, with offices in Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, China, Australia, and India.