RSD Partners with Hitachi Data Systems to Strengthen Governance Capabilities

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New technology alliance partnership pairs premier content platform with leading software solution for end-to-end information governance.



Executives require a mechanism for enforcing defensible disposition policies to manage the explosive growth in volume of content and the rapid expansion of laws and regulations.

RSD, the leading provider of information governance software solutions, today announced that is has joined the Hitachi Data Systems Technology Alliance Program and has formed a new strategic partnership with Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) to deliver an enterprise-grade end-to-end information governance solution.

"An information governance program enables companies to manage their information in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements across the many jurisdictions in which they operate," commented Brian Clark RSD Vice President of Strategic Alliances. "This partnership leverages market-leading technologies from RSD and HDS to provide customers with a complete solution for the development and implementation of a global information governance program.”

Information governance enforces desirable behavior in the creation, use, archiving, and disposition of corporate information. It addresses regulations over multiple jurisdictions, as well as corporate standards for managing information. Proper retention and disposal of records is ensured, data privacy rules are enforced, and e-discovery requirements, storage optimization, and metadata management are supported with an information governance program.

RSD GLASS® is a patent-pending product used to manage global corporate information governance programs for electronic and physical records. Using RSD GLASS, companies create corporate policies that are actively enforced across organizational and jurisdictional boundaries, IT systems, content repositories, and paper archives. Unlike alternative solutions, RSD GLASS manages multi-jurisdictional policies, granularity of governance events, and active policy enforcement – wherever governed content resides – across the potentially decades-long lifecycle.

RSD GLASS is supported by an object storage environment that is provided by Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), a virtualized, multipurpose, backup-free store system with advanced data management capabilities. HCP helps customers address the challenges posed by the ever-growing volume of unstructured data and excels at preserving and securing data for long periods of time.

By teaming both companies’ proven expertise in managing large user populations, petabytes of data and rapid access requests, the joint solution enables organizations to develop and implement Enterprise Information Governance (EIG) policies across all phases of the enterprise information lifecycle. It facilitates content classification and identifies duplications, corrupt files and incomplete metadata in order to highlight and rectify compliance gaps across national borders.

“Executives require a mechanism for enforcing defensible disposition policies to manage the explosive growth in volume of content and the rapid expansion of laws and regulations," said Neil Colstad, Vice President, File and Content and ISV Business Development, Hitachi Data Systems. “We look forward to partnering with RSD as part of our Technology Alliance Program. The advanced data management capabilities of the powerful Hitachi Content Platform distributed object store combined with RSD GLASS will deliver a complete information governance solution to our customers."

About RSD

Founded in 1973 in Geneva, with offices in New York, London, Paris, Boston, Zurich and Madrid, RSD is the leading provider of information governance (IG) solutions for the enterprise. RSD products help companies reduce operating costs and risk exposure through robust information governance programs that span multiple jurisdictions and decades-long lifecycles.

RSD solutions for information governance, output management, and document archiving and retrieval support millions of users worldwide. Our products and services are offered around the globe – both directly and through strategic business partners.

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