Innovation in storage archiving is something of a rarity. After all, archiving as cold storage means digital tape or hard drives locked away in some vault, and that's about it. About the only people who ever need to use it are lawyers doing legal discovery projects.
However, Dell EMC's Enterprise Content Division bucked that trend Oct. 4 with the introduction of InfoArchive as a Service (IAaaS), the newest addition to company's lineup of managed service solutions.
The company also announced the release of on-premises apps InfoArchive 4.1 and Clinical Archiving 2.0.
IAaaS data and content management platform runs in the cloud to ensure regulatory compliance, scale infrastructure to match business demands and enable reuse of data for analytics projects.
EMC's IAaaS powers the InfoArchive data and content management platform in cloud environments. It is designed to save the customer time, reduce cost and simplify software management. IAaaS ingests data and content from applications of all types into an EMC-controlled hosted environment—consolidating all data types, providing secure access and ensuring consistent compliance.
The base platform, EMC InfoArchive, is a next-generation application that secures data, both structured and unstructured. It enables large-scale optimization of production environments and facilitates application data integration and reuse while supporting new users, cloud applications and analytics.
It enables corporations to preserve the value of enterprise information, and to comply with retention and compliance requirements, in a readily accessible unified archive.
InfoArchive 4.1 provides support for Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage with greater accessibility by intelligent devices, analytics-ready storage and infinite scalability, as well as synchronous ingestion and enhanced data export capabilities.
EMC Clinical Archiving 2.0's new features include the HIMVision user interface application designed for health information management (HIM) departments, as well as enhancements for the ArchiveVision clinician application, single-item archiving and tools to configure and enforce patient privacy preferences.
The data export capabilities of InfoArchive also are enhanced, offering greater flexibility for producing reports and content sets. Selected information can be displayed and exported in common formats, including PDF, CSV, XML, JSON or HTML.