By Jill Hearn, Product Marketing Manager, EMC Backup Recovery Systems
It’s been 3 years since we launched EMC SourceOne and we’ve been delivering enhancements and additions to the program ever since. We’ve added SharePoint support, and file system support. We’ve updated our offline access capabilities and added mobile support for archived data. Our platform support continues to grow and device support is routinely enhanced. With the release of SourceOne 6.8, I made the observation that with this release, you can truly “have it your way”. Let me provide a couple of examples:
- For EmailXtender customers looking to move to SourceOne but keep their existing storage infrastructure, our developers implemented a feature in SourceOne Email Management 6.8 referred to as In Place Migration (IPM), making the migration to SourceOne simple and transparent. EmailXtender customers can work with our Professional Services team or our Certified Migration partners to determine whether they are best served by In Place Migration, or whether a full migration to SourceOne is the better route. In either case, our customers have options.
- Both Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint 2010 can be found in the cloud today, powered by Office 365. This is fantastic for production email, but it’s not the best solution when it comes to archiving for compliance and eDiscovery. That’s why the SourceOne developers implemented on-premise archiving for Office 365. Now you can keep a pristine copy of messages that are sent and received through Office 365/Cloud implementations in a separate, highly available deduplicated archive. When the time comes to search for Exchange or SharePoint content, the designated reviewer can simply perform a search against the archive. After all, the original data is just waiting there, on premise and outside the production environment, to be discovered.
- What’s your hardware flavor? We don’t want to tell you which hardware platform you must use, instead EMC provides flexibility with a variety of options to meet your needs and will work with you to determine the best fit. If you are moving your storage to the cloud, EMC supports Atmos connectivity from your SourceOne server. If you’re happy with your Centera and feel secure with the compliance options, SourceOne can directly connect to and support Centera. Perhaps you’ve invested in a Data Domain system for backup and want to expand its workload to include archiving. If so, SourceOne can connect to Data Domain and take advantage of the storage and network efficiency benefits built into the appliance. The key here is that whatever you require for the archive backend, EMC offers it.
Finally, we’re VMware ready! That means we’ve gone through all the extensive testing and certification in order to guarantee that our product takes advantage of all the goodness that VMware has to offer. The beauty of a VMware and SourceOne solution is that it can adapt to your environment, large or small. I have customers that run SourceOne entirely in a virtual configuration (come listen to my session at EMCWorld, BRS.02, and hear all about it!) and then there are large organizations, such as EMC, that virtualize many of their SourceOne worker services through VMware, while running other server services on a physical machine. Have a big discovery coming up? Just spin up another virtual worker and let it take care of the additional load! Yes, it’s that simple.
Come see us at EMC World and let us show you how nimble our SourceOne archiving platform is. I know you will find that we’ve designed the solution with our customer’s best interest in mind. Have it your way.