Digital Reef Announces Partnership with BlueArc

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Scalable e-discovery software integrates with high-performance, cost-effective storage platform to reduce costs of early case assessment

Digital Reef (http://www.digitalreefinc.com), developer of the first massively scalable information management, governance, and discovery platform, today announced a partnership with BlueArc Corporation, a leading provider of high performance unified network storage systems. The combined solution enables adopters of in-house e-discovery solutions to integrate unprecedented insight into enterprise data with a storage solution that meets the requirements for performance, scalability and security for more efficient e-discovery and lower costs.

“As more legal and IT departments look to accelerate and gain control of the eDiscovery process, storage infrastructure and data management are critical,” said Bridget Warwick, vice president of marketing at BlueArc. “By partnering with Digital Reef, we can offer our customers and prospects a definite advantage by providing a unified, scalable solution that accelerates and simplifies early case assessment to reduce costs.”

“The issue of storage inevitably comes up during eDiscovery projects,” stated Bob Lentz, president and CEO of Digital Reef. “Our customers need the ability to store information in a way that is both cost-effective and highly performant. With BlueArc, we are able to offer them just that solution.”

Gartner, Inc. recently reported that enterprises purchasing e-discovery software can reduce the costs of litigation by improving their control over unstructured content and semistructured content, including e-mail. Gartner also reports that most studies of legal reviews indicate cost savings of up to a factor of ten when technology is introduced as a culling agent.

The combined Digital Reef – BlueArc solution enables organizations to quickly find, preserve, analyze, and review information in order to conduct eDiscovery more quickly, securely, and at a lower cost. Built on BlueArc’s patented, object-oriented SiliconFS® filesystem, the solution separates metadata and data management, and parallelizes data movement. This parallelization drives performance and scalability with full enterprise search capability at exceptional rates, thereby drastically reducing time and costs associated with eDiscovery.

Digital Reef's advanced analytics identify duplicates, near-duplicates (such as old versions), and information past its retention period to reduce the storage footprint of unstructured content. With most organizations storing upwards to 80 percent of unstructured data, the solution can provide additional savings very quickly by allowing for massive storage reclamation. Information retained for eDiscovery or placed on legal hold can leverage BlueArc's transparent data migration through user defined policies and Intelligent Tiering.

BlueArc's Titan and Mercury Server product families leverage an advanced hardware-based file system that scales both performance and capacity well beyond conventional PC or processor-based servers. With its ability to virtualize up to 2 petabytes (Mercury) or 4 petabytes (Titan) in a single namespace of usable, tiered storage, BlueArc servers can scale with the growing eDiscovery requirements and provide a competitive advantage for business processes by consolidating applications while ensuring optimal performance.

About Digital Reef

Digital Reef provides a smarter way to manage information – it automatically discovers, processes, analyzes, and classifies information assets (e.g. Email, file system content, SharePoint content, desktop content) in place. With Digital Reef, organizations now have a tool to address eDiscovery collection and Early Case Assessment (ECA) challenges in way that is both scalable and cost-effective. Organizations across all industries use Digital Reef to significantly reduce the costs associated with eDiscovery and compliance readiness and arm themselves with the information necessary to make fast, informed decisions.

Founded in 2006, Digital Reef is headquartered in Boxborough, Mass. For more information call 978-893-1000 or visit http://www.digitalreefinc.com.

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