Mar 01, 2010

EVault Cloud-Connected Services Platform Enables ZL to Use Cloud Storage for Electronic Content Archiving

SAN JOSE, CA – Mar. 1, 2010 ZL Technologies, Inc.and i365, Inc., a Seagate Company, today announced a partnership to integrate i365’s EVault Cloud-Connected Services Platform with ZL’s flagship product, Unified Archive®, to begin offering enterprise-class Cloud storage for on-premise or Cloud-based archiving solutions – giving customers offsite protection for their archived data. 365 launched the EVault Cloud-Connected Services Platform in January 2010 so Independent Software Vendors (ISV) can securely and efficiently send data to the Cloud and begin offering Cloud-Connected services. The comprehensive platform includes Cloud APIs, enterprise-class Cloud storage, an edge-to-Cloud service connector to secure and accelerate the data transfer process, and Software as a Service (SaaS) business and support systems that ISVs can use to quickly go to market with a SaaS. ZL Unified Archive® is a seamless archiving solution that consolidates and manages an organization’s digital information, including email and files, while delivering solutions for E-Discovery, regulatory compliance, records management and storage optimization. ZL’s leading search capabilities make information easily accessible and discoverable to end-users, compliance officers and legal professionals. With ZL UA 7.0, organizations can solve the headache posed by the volume and variety of unstructured electronic content. “The prospect of leveraging the Cloud for electronic content archiving and E-Discovery is a compelling option for organizations of all sizes. Customers stand to benefit from reduced administrative and storage costs, while minimizing the number of vendors they have to interact with,” said Kon Leong, CEO of ZL Technologies. “This partnership allows us to offer key ZL capabilities like enterprise-wide search, advanced compliance and supervision, auto-classification, retention management, and end-to-end E-Discovery as Cloud-Connected services, delivered on i365’s comprehensive platform.” ZL chose to partner with i365 because of the company’s secure infrastructure and expertise in delivering Cloud-based backup and recovery services since 1997. i365 also provides ZL with the services, business systems and support structure needed to offer Cloud-services on a subscription basis. “Our partnership with ZL Technologies demonstrates our Cloud-Connected storage vision in action. We are giving our partners the tools to overcome obstacles associated with getting data to and from the Cloud as well as the support structure necessary to begin selling services,” said George Hoenig, vice president, product operations, i365. “Using the i365 Cloud, ZL will provide their customers with world class E-Discovery and archiving software delivered as a hybrid on-premise/Cloud solution, supported by the knowledge and peace-of-mind their customers’ data is being stored and accessed securely and remotely.”
About i365 i365, a Seagate Company, provides on-premise and Cloud-Connected storage solutions to help small to mid-sized organizations protect and access their business data – anytime, anywhere. Through a uniquely integrated ecosystem of storage software, SaaS, managed services and appliances, we help our customers meet the challenges of maintaining business continuity in multi-platform, multi-site environments. Our EVault? data protection, disaster recovery and other solutions are optimized to perform in a distributed environment, supported by a secure, reliable Cloud storage infrastructure and backed by the highest quality customer service. Our solutions are sold through a broad reseller network, and power the products and services of Managed Service Providers, Data Centers, Telcos, Application Providers, and other technology partners for more than 28,000 customers worldwide. . For more information, please visit www.i365.com.
About ZL Technologies, Inc. ZL Technologies makes Unified Archive® software (“ZL UA®”) to enable large enterprises to manage all unstructured content such as e-mail and files, to satisfy corporate archiving needs for eDiscovery, records management, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and storage management. It also enables the same unstructured content to become the organization’s Corporate eMemory™ for competitive advantage, such as sharing knowledge, experts, and history across the enterprise. ZL UA’s unique differentiator is its unified architecture, which consolidates all applications and billions of documents under one platform, thus eliminating today’s fractured data silos which significantly raise operating costs and legal risks. Demonstrating a proven track record with Global 500 customers and strategic partnerships with major players such as Oracle, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and SunGard, ZL has emerged as the technology leader in harnessing unstructured “Big Data” for strategic advantage. For more information, please visit www.zlti.com.