EMC extends ILM for compliance
New offerings from EMC Corp. intend to enhance customers' IT capabilities for compliance through its information lifecycle management (ILM).

EMC says the products will help customers increase the efficiency of their compliance efforts, lower costs and meet changing business needs in an evolving regulatory environment.

EMC's Proven Solutions and services for compliance include:
  • EMC Proven Content Archiving and Retrieval Solutions (CARS) to automate regulatory compliance

  • EMC Proven Solution for e-mailing archiving to optimize placement of email

  • EMC Centera Content Addressable Storage to offer new retention classes

  • EMC Data Classification Service to help customers create an ILM strategy.
"EMC Proven Solutions for compliance help customers implement ILM to address regulatory, corporate governance and legal demands," said David Goulden, EMC's executive VP of customer operations. "Customers can manage and store information from its creation to disposition, setting the appropriate retention periods along the way."

John Halamka, CareGroup's CIO, said, "To meet regulatory requirements, we're required to keep our medical records for nine million patients for up to 30 years. As the foundation of our information lifecycle management strategy, EMC's storage, software and services let us keep our mission-critical patient information on high-performance, highly available storage for real-time access, and our less-critical data on a reliable, lower-cost mid-tier system."