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STME offers Veritas and NetApp archival solution

First integrated solution launched in the Middle East market

STME offers Veritas and NetApp archival solution
Al Bayaa says the combined solution complements STME’s existing backup implementation.

IT solutions provider and systems integrator STME, has launched an integrated solution from Veritas and NetApp that leverage a archiving and storage technology.

The bundle, based on Veritas Enterprise Vault in conjunction with NetApp FAS storage arrays, integrates solutions from both vendors to provide clients with a comprehensive archival solution.

According to STME, the combined Veritas and NetApp bundle is a fully customisable archiving solution for customers from any vertical industry. The company said the solution works as a drop-in system for existing IT environments as well as new deployments.

STME said by bundling archiving licences and physical storage together, the bundle helps reduce overall information management costs.

"Archiving is the ideal tool for protecting, organising, and searching data, helping to meet compliance and eDiscovery requirements. The combined Veritas and NetApp solution complements an organisation's existing backup implementation. Archives are for discovery, while backups are for recovery,'' said Ayman Al Bayaa, CEO of STME.

Al Bayaa added that archiving solutions improve many areas of data protection and IT operations. He said for example, by archiving "stale" data from primary applications, such as Microsoft SharePoint or Windows-based file servers, the storage footprint of these applications can be reduced, improving both backup and recovery performance. "In addition, by using archiving, and not backup, for long-term information retention, organisations can optimise data protection strategies - for example, transitioning from keeping backups forever to shorter retention tailored to meet recovery point and time objectives."

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