JOHANNESBURG (03/11/2004) - Storage Technology Corp. (StorageTek) and IXOS Software AG recently announced a worldwide strategic alliance to integrate a branded IXOS e-mail archival solution and resell IXOS' archiving and ECM software with StorageTek's storage management solutions.
Through the alliance, IXOS aims to enable StorageTek to provide customers with the IXOS-eCONserver for Exchange and IXOS-eCONserver for Lotus as part of StorageTek's Email Xcelerator series of solutions.
Additionally, StorageTek may resell the IXOS-eCON Solution Suite, which is designed to manage all documents and data across the enterprise, including groupware, enterprise content and e-mail archives. This combined IXOS-StorageTek solution is expected to enable companies to retain an unalterable archive of e-mail for a fixed period of time, helping them comply with regulatory requirements as mandated by SEC 17a-4, Sarbanes-Oxley and Basel II.
StorageTek and IXOS have already integrated the StorageTek Application Storage Manager (ASM) for Unix with the e-mail solution suite -- including Email ArchiveMaster and Email AuditMaster -- aiming to enable users to immediately take advantage of the full StorageTek product line, including compliant media.
StorageTek will offer its customers an entire ECM solution. This offering is said to include storage devices, professional services to design and implement the proper infrastructure to optimize StorageTek's Information Lifecycle Management strategy, and the IXOS-eCON Solution Suite, an integrated platform to securely and reliably manage business documents in SAP, Siebel, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server, and Lotus Notes environments, and custom applications.
StorageTek will offer an ECM solution that aims to enable customers to efficiently create, manage, and distribute Web content. In addition, the suite is said to allow internal and external enterprise users to receive individualized access to important data and documents -- in real time -- using a standard Web interface that is customized to match their corporate identity.