What’s new in OpenText InfoArchive EP6

Digital transformation is hampered when organizations have to maintain information in obsolete, and often unsupported, line of business applications. Enterprises looking to migrate this inactive…

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July 10, 20193 minute read

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Digital transformation is hampered when organizations have to maintain information in obsolete, and often unsupported, line of business applications. Enterprises looking to migrate this inactive data to less expensive cloud-based storage must contend with potentially complex compliance and privacy regulations, and the need to maintain the data in a reusable form to maintain, or even enhance, its value.

New advances in OpenText™ InfoArchive EP6 (Release 16.5.1) are built to address these challenges.

Expanding cloud-based archiving options

Recently, OpenText announced a fully integrated approach to application de-commissioning and large-scale information archiving. For those customers still transitioning to the cloud, hybrid solutions bring down storage costs while maintaining all of the rich data preparation, search, retrieval and security features of InfoArchive. With a hybrid solution, on-premises systems can be expanded to store unstructured data in less expensive, public-cloud, bulk-data storage services.

OpenText InfoArchive EP6 now supports Microsoft® Azure® Blob Storage, introducing a new option to reduce storage costs in a hybrid environment. This new option is in addition to the Amazon Web Services® S3 storage option already available.

In hybrid environments, customers can take advantage of a flexible storage model, creating a hierarchical storage model. It allows users to offload not only documents and files but also inactive structured data to less expensive cloud storage while maintaining access to the content when needed, such as legal holds.

Improving operational efficiency

With this new release, we’ve also improved how InfoArchive is implemented and managed over the long term:

  • Installation and upgrades have been streamlined
  • Ingestion management and performance have been improved
  • Additional options for auditing and reporting have been added
  • The InfoArchive Shell utility has been improved to allow browser-based downloads and installation, as well as secure connections to the restricted environment
  • A storage footprint breakdown report is now available to help manage storage costs more effectively

Migration

Primary support for InfoArchive version 3.2 ended recently. Customers looking at upgrading will appreciate the improved InfoArchive Migration Assist toolkit that helps migrate from the old 3.2 stacks to InfoArchive EP6.

Compliance

 

 

 

Security is critical to meeting compliance protocols, and InfoArchive EP6 adds enterprise key management through Gemalto SafeNet KeySecure to improve data encryption infrastructure management. Auditing, retention, hold and disposition coverage have all been improved for this release, as well.

Learn more:

Learn more about OpenText InfoArchive EP6 by visiting our website. Discover all the latest innovations in OpenText Content Services here, and read more about OpenText Release 16, OpenText Cloud and OpenText OT2 here.

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Mike Safar

Mike Safar leads product marketing for OpenText information governance products and serves as a subject matter expert on information governance solutions and best practices. Mike’s previous experience has been in product management and marketing of leading information governance products for over 25 years, starting with integrated document management, records systems, and most recently intelligent content analytics solutions. His past experience includes positions at Interwoven, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and PC DOCS Group.

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