StoredIQ and NetApp Team Up for Information Management

By Ericka Chickowski

StoredIQ is hoping to bolster its channel partners' sales pitches with a new vendor partnership that will help the information management and e-discovery appliance maker take advantage of NetApp's storage capabilities.

StoredIQ announced March 16 that it has joined the NetApp Alliance Partner Program in order to better integrate NetApp storage with StoredIQ's Intelligent Information Platform, a software-based appliance that helps enterprises manage records and information governance, and improves e-discovery activities.

Designed to mesh with existing corporate infrastructure out of the box, the StoredIQ platform includes "on-board storage for data indices," NetApp said in a statement. The new partnership adds integration with NetApp FAS2000 series NAS (network-attached storage), so that StoredIQ can use NetApp Snapshot to "back up indices and recover data in the event of disk failure," NetApp said. The joint solution will now enable channel partners to eliminate the need to "maintain a secondary data store to house the indices" or the need for "an additional storage platform."

"One of the most difficult challenges when deploying an information management solution into an IT ecosystem is integrating it into the existing corporate infrastructure," StoredIQ CTO Keith Zoellner said in a statement. "Combining best-in-class technologies from StoredIQ and NetApp into a consolidated platform limits the impact on our customers and delivers enterprise-class information management features, reliability and scalability for unprecedented performance and reduced TCO."

Paired with FAS2000 products, "the StoredIQ appliance can scale from 5TB to 500TB of data under management within a single cluster," allowing expansion by "adding additional NetApp NAS capacity," NetApp said.

"As the amount of enterprise data continues to expand, StoredIQ's e-discovery and information management solution helps NetApp customers intelligently and efficiently manage the unwieldy amounts of unstructured data," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions and Alliances at NetApp.

This article was originally published on 2010-03-19