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This article is part of the Vol. 3 No. 2 April 2004 issue of Storage managers give thumbs up to IP storage
Like all financial services firms, Essex Investment Management, Boston, MA, is subject to federal regulations specifying data retention periods for electronic data. Last year, the firm embarked on a compliance initiative, starting with improved e-mail archiving. Finding software to archive its e-mail was simple: As an existing CommVault customer, they naturally went with CommVault's DataArchiver, an add-on to the CommVault QiNetix data protection platform. But finding disk storage that complies with SEC regulations 17a-4 was a bit more challenging. Among other requirements, the law states that records must be stored in a non-erasable, non-rewritable format, and that the quality and accuracy of the storage media recording process be verifiable. Essex is an EMC customer, so they naturally considered its Centera Content Address Storage (CAS) system. In the end though, its price tag kept it out of the running. "For a shop of my size it was hard to swallow the price tag of an EMC for data that was just going to sit there for 7 years," says Randy Wilson, vice ... Access >>>
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