Connect you existing ECMs with a powerful, modern and compliant content storage

What is ECM Compliant Content Storage?

Organization like yours are now working with loads of data and face the challenge of staying compliant with laws and industry regulations. Access the power of metadata and migrate content without disruption, no impact on users and while staying cost efficient.

SPECIFIC CUSTOMER PAINS AND NEEDS

  • High maintenance costs with software maintenance renewals and support contracts;
  • Poor user experience for enterprise information archive use case (store, browse, search, retrieve);
  • High maintenance cost with the document capture component;
  • Silent data loss with EMC applications;
  • Limitations of the legacy ECMs (no multi-tenancy, difficult back-up and restore process, difficult automatic failover and failback processes);
  • Valuable disk space blocked due to the high volume of files stored in a disk file system;
  • Loss of valuable data and content alteration;
  • Lack of a defined back-up procedure;
  • High costs to maintain and upgrade legacy WORM devices;
  • Lack of a secured system to store the data;
  • Complex, laborious and time consuming operations for the IT team;
  • Lack of a retention policy set at the storage level in order to prevent content deletion;
  • Unable to individually restore deleted document content and metadata with no downtime;
  • Limited eDiscovery options.

OUR SOLUTION

Leveraging StarConnectors for HCP you can connect you existing ECM (Documentum, Alfresco) with a powerful, modern and compliant content storage, replace old storage systems and migrate content without disruptions. StarConnectors for HCP were designed specifically to improve EMC Documentum/Alfresco environments and empower them to use HCP as an external storage area and as a WORM storage option.

Scalable: Uses fastest and best technology to link the two systems (http/https), through two distinct components – one to push content and one to get it on request;

No impact on users: All operations are transparent to any application using Documentum;

No restrictions: Documentum core functions to manage documents and to apply Documentum level retention can be fully used in the normal way.

WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT

Protection and replication

  • Self-configuring and self-healing with automated enforcement, failover, and integrity checks
  • Ensures specified number of replica copies are maintained to tolerate simultaneous points of failure
  • Retains multiple versions of files for easy recovery in case of accidental changes or deletions
  • Policies enforce document retention, authentication, and file replication to secure valuable digital assets

Immutability and retention

  • Write-once, read-many file system where content is stored in an immutable format with the ability to set file-level retention

Encryption

  • Protects content from being recovered from stolen media using patented Secret Sharing technology
  • Transparently encrypts all content, metadata, and search indexes

Duplicate elimination

  • Find and inspect duplicates
  • Remove duplicates but maintain integrity

The filename and folder stored in HCP is exactly as on the file system used by Documentum

  • Advantage: familiar to Documentum system administrators, simplifies any extreme cases data recovery

The complete document metadata (system and custom) is copied to HCP and stored in such a way (XML) it can be reused for searches inside HCP

  • Advantage: documents can be found in HCP even if Documentum is down. The full information is archived so it could be recovered in case of a disaster.

Documentum replica objects can also be archived

  • Supports the scenario in which HCP acts as an archive on a replicated Documentum target (e.g. a Disaster Recovery location)

Supports Documentum content encryption - if the file is encrypted (e.g. Trusted Content Services) it will keep the encryption also in the archive

  • Advantage: encrypted content can be archived without compromising security and maintaining it transparent for the Documentum end user

File compression

  • Reduces the physical size of the data stored in Hitachi Content Platform
  • Enables greater storage efficiencies and scalability and enhances TCO

BENEFITS

Enhanced Compliance and Information Governance

  • External (to application server and users) storage area
  • WORM storage option
  • Inherent HCP resiliency (“backup-less”)
  • Enforce retention at storage level
  • “Shredding” and “holding” options independent of application
  • Prevents unintentional/unplanned deletions of content

Impact-less

  • Migrate content without disruption / no impact on users
  • Connect ECM applications with HCP with no impact to core document management functions
  • All operations are transparent to the user

Improved IT architecture, data protection and availability

  • Simplify backup and restore procedures; Reduce the backup footprint by moving to HCP the files which don’t need to be modified;
  • Enable private-cloud architecture with HCP multi-tenancy;
  • Leverage failover, replication etc.;
  • Improved recovery options with automatic failover and fallback with HCP replication (both HCP replication modes supported: Active-Passive and Active-Active)

Improved content availability / eDiscovery support

  • Aggregate both content and metadata on HCP therefore allowing searches to be performed independent of the ECM applications availability (or encompassing multiple sources).

Smart Solutions built on top of Advanced Products

Star Alfresco Connector for HCP

Star Alfresco Connector for Hitachi HCP brings together Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) state of the art content archiving functionality and the great features provided by Alfresco, leading Open Source ECM platform. Seamlessly integrated both for the end user and for the applications, this connector allows repositories to store content inside HCP appliances as an external storage.

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Star Documentum Connector for HCP

Star Documentum Connector for Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) is the solution that brings together Hitachi HCP state of the art content archiving functionality for large volumes of data and the facilities provided by EMC Documentum, the leading Enterprise Content Management platform.

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