Jan 14, 2009

Ground-Breaking Technology Cuts Archiving Costs in Half

SAN JOSE, CA – Jan. 14, 2009 ZL Technologies, Inc., the leader in Integrated Content Archiving of email, IM, and files for eDiscovery and legal compliance, is now offering a capability to increase employee productivity and free up IT resources: “End-User Journal Search” (EUJS) enables end-users to search their e-mails, without the high cost and administrative overhead of implementing so-called “stubbing” of e-mails. “Stubbing” e-mails was first offered as a solution for struggling e-mail servers bloated by e-mail storage. In essence, this off-loaded large e-mails and attachments, leaving behind a “stub” in the e-mail. When the end-user clicked on the e-mail, the stubbed data was restored transparently. Benefits of stubbing include: faster e-mail servers; fewer storage and backup problems; and effective expansion of the end-user’s mailbox, thereby avoiding the time wasted in adhering to storage quotas. However, stubbing also required a complete system of archiving, along with the attendant costs of hardware, administration, software, network bandwidth, and backup and recovery processes. Concurrently, many enterprises face the need of capturing 100% of e-mails for compliance and eDiscovery purposes, which can only be addressed by implementing a system to archive “journaled” e-mails. However, copies of these journaled e-mails and copies of the stubbed e-mails often overlap, thus creating a tremendous waste in storage and administration. ZL’s End-User Journal Search eliminates this duplicative waste by storing one copy and one copy only. With EUJS, end-users still have the ability to search their e-mails. However, the key difference with ZL is that there is no need to implement stubbing at all, effectively cutting the costs of archiving in half. ZL’s EUJS technology is unique among available archiving solutions in the marketplace. “End-user journal search has long been a leading selling point in our overseas markets, but US firms are just beginning to appreciate its benefits,” says Kon Leong, CEO of ZL Technologies. “As IT budgets contract in this recessionary climate, the option to save on hardware, software and administration by eliminating a stubbing solution is increasingly attractive.”  
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 dev.zlti.com.