New Consortium Established to Promote Best Practices for the EMC InfoArchive Platform

Group of established industry leaders join forces to maximize InfoArchive customer value.

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The InfoArchive Consortium brings together key vendors who can provide the expertise to help users maximize the value they receive from the InfoArchive platform.

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) May 07, 2014

Crawford Technologies, Flatirons Solutions, IS Solutions, Solix and The Windward Group today announced plans to form The InfoArchive Consortium, an unprecedented alliance committed to scaling and fostering the adoption of next generation unified archiving based on the EMC® InfoArchive platform.

The Consortium will share best practices, provide technical advice and promote a unique archiving approach that leverages the EMC InfoArchive platform supporting both structured and unstructured content to be consolidated into a single repository. This allows organizations to easily retire legacy applications with peace-of-mind knowing any type of information can be securely archived and retained while preserving the value of enterprise information.

Many organizations are spending millions to maintain legacy applications that are kept alive solely for their data. This is an unnecessary drain on IT – not only for their high costs, but also for the scarce resources needed to maintain these systems. The ideal solution to all these challenges must have the capacity to:

  •     Ingest and retain all information types, structured or unstructured, in a consolidated repository
  •     Provide the ability to audit and preserve data and content to meet a variety of regulatory and governance mandates
  •     Store information in an open, industry-standard format for long term retention and easy access.
  •     Have no dependencies on the originating application for managing or referencing the information

The Consortium founding members include five EMC partners focused on building and delivering InfoArchive solutions:

Crawford Technologies: Specialists in high-volume, print-stream archiving for the Documentum and InfoArchive platforms.

Flatirons Solutions: Specialists in legacy application decommissioning for the InfoArchive platform.

IS Solutions: Specialists in systems integration and implementation of InfoArchive solutions.

Solix: Solix EDMS is an enterprise data management platform for archiving and decommissioning structured enterprise applications.

The Windward Group: Data Migration experts and creator of The Connector for EMC InfoArchive, an ETL tool designed to provide an all-encompassing UI to manage the archiving process from a customer’s legacy systems to InfoArchive.

EMC
"The InfoArchive Consortium represents a strong and robust partner community coming together to support a shared vision, delivering cutting edge technology, best practices for customers and domain-specific expertise in deploying high-value archiving solutions," said Patrick Emerson, Senior Director of Americas Channels & Alliances of EMC.

"We are pleased to be working with The InfoArchive Consortium to deliver excellent customer experience with this important new platform."

Crawford Technologies
"The InfoArchive Consortium brings together key vendors who can provide the expertise to help users maximize the value they receive from the InfoArchive platform," said Ernie Crawford, President of Crawford Technologies.

“We bring high-volume outbound document archiving expertise and solutions to the InfoArchive Consortium to help EMC customers use InfoArchive as a total archiving solution.”

Flatirons Solutions
“The InfoArchive Consortium is exactly what the industry needs at this time! We at Flatirons Solutions have been working hard to provide application retirement solutions to various companies, but now with the Consortium, we can not only share our experience with other members but also learn from like-minded organisations as we lead the next generation of IT solutions,” said Bret Freeman, Commercial Director EMEA of Flatirons Solutions.

IS Solutions
“IS Solutions was eager to be involved early on with EMC InfoArchive as it is a natural progression in our experience with EMC's archiving solutions. EMC InfoArchive moves archiving to a new level, making EMC's solutions available to a greater number of organisations than ever before,” said Mark Ward, Divisional Director (EMC Solutions) at IS Solutions.

“The InfoArchive Consortium brings together a like-minded group of solution providers that are able to offer experience, credibility and proven technical capability to customers – this will ensure that they are able to benefit from market-leading consultancy and implementation and ensure the best possible foundation for their archiving system.”

Solix Technologies
“EMC InfoArchive promises to improve performance and reduce cost for enterprise archiving. Solix is pleased to partner with EMC and to support the InfoArchive Consortium," said Vikram Gaitonde, Vice President of Products, Solix Technologies.

The Windward Group
"An A-team cast like the InfoArchive Consortium can only spell one thing for customers: better technology when they need it most," said Anthony Markezich, Senior Solutions Executive - Enterprise Archiving at The Windward Group.

Founding members of the InfoArchive Consortium celebrated the launch of the consortium at EMC World this week and visitors can continue to meet InfoArchive Consortium members at CrawfordTech booth #1003 next to the EMC IIG Pavilion for the duration of the show.

Contact Information:
For further information, please contact:
JONATHAN MCGREW
Marketing Communications Manager, Crawford Technologies
Direct: +1 (303) 800 6756
Mobile: +1 (720) 771 5287
jmcgrew@crawfordtech.com

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