EMC Announces Storage-Aware Content Management Platform

Jul 30, 2004


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EMC Corporation has announced the new EMC Documentum Content Storage Services, which is designed to help customers derive higher levels of business value from their information lifecycle management (ILM) strategies. Documentum Content Storage Services enables organizations to define and execute storage policies that automate the placement and movement of content across a tiered heterogeneous storage infrastructure. Using this technology, new content can be placed on the optimal storage platform and migrated when the value of that content and related business needs change.

Documentum Content Storage Services is a storage-aware enterprise content management solution designed specifically to enable organizations to adopt an information lifecycle management strategy, thereby maximizing the value of content. The new offering supports all EMC storage platforms, as well as those from other vendors, including Hitachi, IBM, Hewlett Packard, and Network Appliance. Documentum Content Storage Services is designed for organizations of all sizes and varying degrees of IT complexity.

Using Documentum Content Storage Services, information can be allocated to and migrated across storage devices based on business policies that use standard and user-defined attributes, including content type, access control level, lifecycle state, sharing permissions, industry regulations or archiving requirements, as well as date last accessed, size, related transactions or related documents. Together, storage administrators and business users work to define policies that specify the initial storage device/tier and rules for migrating information across storage tiers. Policies can be executed automatically as a result of a system event (such as the completion of a workflow activity), ad-hoc and in batch. Documentum Content Storage Services also includes migration logs and audit trail capabilities. Documentum Content Storage Services is immediately available.
(www.documentum.com; www.emc.com)