Dec 05, 2013

Ability to Natively Ingest Data from Stored IQ Manage-In-Place Environments Lets Customers Transition Seamlessly to ZL Unified Archive® for Centralized Information Governance

SAN JOSE, CA – Dec. 5, 2013 ZL Technologies, Inc., the leader in unstructured data management for enterprise-class organizations, has expanded its native ingestion and migration capabilities to include data pulled directly from StoredIQ manage-in-place environments. The new capability confirms ZL Unified Archive® (ZL UA) as a highly-flexible and efficient option for customers looking to centralize growing volumes of data into a single platform without loss of important identifying information generated in former systems.

Unstructured data growth continues to burden organizations, with stand-alone data “silos” impeding control for eDiscovery, records management (RIM), compliance, storage, and other needs. Manage-in-place approaches attempt to control data via indexing information where it natively resides, rather than moving to a centralized repository. While this can improve basic access and search, it does little to remedy the underlying faults and risks of siloed architecture. Duplicate data copies remain lingering, policies can become mismatched, storage allocation is inefficient, and searches are slow due to connector/API bottlenecks. For large businesses with a large volume and variety of data, silos are ultimately limited by their lack of scalability, regardless of attempts to connect them. And with control becoming exponentially more difficult with increasing data volumes, many large enterprises are turning to solutions that can natively ingest, de-duplicate, full-text index, and store all information in one scalable platform.

ZL Technologies offers direct ingestion of unstructured data previously managed in legacy tools through ZL DirectExtractTM, which allows customers to retain valuable proprietary metadata, as well as ensure complete data integrity and chain of custody. Once information is ingested directly into ZL UA, it can be broadly leveraged for all interrelated business purposes, including rapid enterprise-wide search and ECA, end-to-end EDRM functionality, granular lifecycle policies, in-depth compliance settings, and robust analytics.

“A comprehensive approach to information governance has always been a core tenet of ZL’s strategy, and seamless migration from legacy systems is no exception,” noted Arvind Srinivasan, CTO of ZL Technologies. “ZL DirectExtractTM guarantees the integrity of the migration through full chain-of-custody for each piece of data transferred from the legacy StoredIQ system into ZL UA, transforming what can be a stressful and haphazard process into a secure and predictable one.”

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 e-Discovery, 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, Unisys, and SunGard, ZL has emerged as the technology leader in harnessing unstructured “Big Data” for strategic advantage. For more information, please visit