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Earlier this month, the team behind StoredIQ (news, site) took its Intelligent Information Management Platform and joined NetApp’s Alliance Partner Program. The partnership allows StoredIQ to integrate NetApp storage into their platform, providing better performance and scalability to the corporate infrastructures that utilize it.

What You Get

StoredIQ is one of those tools that integrate into existing corporate infrastructures—a task that is often viewed as quite difficult when it comes to information management. As most partnerships go, this particular combination aims to relieve some of the stress that accompanies such a job by consolidating several technologies into one.

“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,” explained Keith Zoellner, CTO at StoredIQ.

The partnership will yield a handful of benefits for users, including:

  • Eliminating the need to identify, purchase, set up, or maintain a secondary data store to house the indices
  • Eliminating the costs, risks, and burden of an additional storage platform
  • Reducing both the deployment time and total cost of ownership, creating a virtual plug-and-play solution for information management and eDiscovery within the enterprise
  • Scaling rapidly and efficiently to address the ever-increasing amount of corporate electronically stored information

Via the partnership, StoredIQ will also leverage the NetApp Snapshot technology to back up indices and recover data.

“The Alliance Partner Program is designed to bring together innovative and integrated technologies to better enable customer success,” said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions and Alliances at NetApp. “This is exactly what StoredIQ brings to the relationship. As the amount of enterprise data continues to expand, StoredIQ’s eDiscovery and information management solution helps NetApp customers intelligently and efficiently manage the unwieldy amounts of unstructured data.”

More Good Things

In recent times StoredIQ has seen other positive feedback for their solution. For instance, Network Products Guide, an IT research and advisory guide, named StoredIQ's platform a winner of the 2010 Product Innovation Awards in the eDiscovery category. 

“As companies continue to struggle with the risk and cost of eDiscovery, a repeatable and cost-effective process will become increasingly important," said Rake Narang, editor in chief at Network Products Guide. "StoredIQ provides a solid foundation for managing that process, while giving companies a better understanding when formulating their legal strategy.”

Check out additional information on StoredIQ here, or on NetApp here