Consonus Unveils Robust SaaS Email and File System Archiving Framework

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Consonus Extends SAFE, the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Delivery of Symantec Enterprise Vault, from Email Archiving to Address File System Archiving, Journaling, and eDiscovery

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Consonus SAFE eases the intense resource and storage demands of traditional archiving solutions by enabling automated, policy-based archival to cloud storage — not just of email but of any kind of unstructured corporate data.

At a press briefing today at Storage Network World (SNW) Spring 2010, Consonus unveiled Consonus SAFE™ 2, a significant upgrade to the company's hosted email and file system archiving solution. A Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) configuration of Symantec Enterprise Vault™, patent-pending Consonus SAFE automates the storage, retention, and discovery of unstructured corporate data while reducing costs, simplifying management, and minimizing risk.

The new release is another successful solution developed by Consonus Labs -- the Consonus subsidiary that serves as the company's innovation engine to accelerate the development and deployment of market-leading data center solutions. SAFE's three new key capabilities include:

  • File System Archiving: an automated, integrated archival system that lowers storage costs and enables file lifecycle management.
  • Discovery Accelerator: intuitive, advanced search and analysis functionality, conversation threading, and bulk marking and tagging.
  • Journaling: archive copies of all email messages sent and received, ensuring they are kept for the appropriate time period to meet regulatory or legal retention requirements.

"Managing unstructured data remains a significant challenge," remarked Consonus Senior Vice President Daniel Milburn in his briefing to the press. "The Consonus SAFE email and file system archiving framework eases the intense resource and storage demands of traditional archiving solutions by enabling automated, policy-based archival to cloud storage -- not just pertaining to email archiving but of any kind of unstructured corporate data. Moreover, SAFE features new Discovery Accelerator and Journaling to facilitate legal and regulatory compliance, significantly reducing the risks associated with information and content management and retrieval. Finally, as a SaaS delivery option of Enterprise Vault, customers avoid up-front licensing fees and can reduce ongoing operational costs like data storage."

Members of the press and conference attendees sampled SAFE 2 at the SNW Hands-on Lab. On a live cloud computing platform Consonus, a long-time cloud services provider, offered demonstrations of this powerful SaaS solution. The hands-on exercises afforded visitors the opportunity to observe archival, search, and retrieval of email and files safely and rapidly. Attendees already acquainted with Enterprise Vault encountered a familiar interface and user experience.

The Consonus IT business solutions team, comprised of specialists who range in expertise from data storage to virtualization and business continuity, accelerates the implementation of archiving solutions like Consonus SAFE and Enterprise Vault by leveraging their many decades of experience assisting customers in identifying the optimal archive and retention policies for their environment. These skilled IT professionals are able to easily address the myriad operational, legal, and regulatory compliance demands of various industry sectors.

"Consonus SAFE's new capabilities give us a solid platform on which to build high-quality, cost-effective data storage and risk management solutions," observed Michael Overton, Consonus Director of IT Consulting. "Our specialists assess, design, manage and deploy superior IT solutions that address our customers' most pressing business and IT needs, enabling them to focus on managing their core business. In combination with our extensive IT expertise and flexible delivery model through which we support private, public, and hybrid clouds, our knowledge of industry-specific legal, regulatory, and compliance issues enables us to deliver the most effective, expedient data storage solutions and archiving implementations available today."

About Consonus Technologies
Consonus Technologies, Inc. is a leading national provider of Data Center hosting and colocation, Managed IT Services, IT Infrastructure, and IT Consulting solutions based in Cary, NC. Offering a comprehensive suite of Managed Services, combined with highly-secure, reliable, and energy-efficient data centers across the country, Consonus provides customers with complete cloud computing solutions addressing disaster recovery, data protection, and virtualization. Consonus is an active, long-time member of The MSPAlliance, the world's largest Professional Association and Accrediting Body for the Managed Services Industry. Visit Consonus Technologies on the Web at http://www.consonus.com.

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