Reefs by nature are a nutrient-sharing organism; relying on other habitats for an exchange of nitrogen and vegetation. Perhaps coral reefs were the inspiration for Digital Reef's new Partner Program.
The Digital Reef Partner Program makes unstructured data management more accessible to companies that can complement their services with Digital Reef technology solutions. This might seem like a win-win situation for Digital Reef (news, site), who after all, secure the customer base of companies while demonstrating their expertise with managing unstructured data.
But it can also benefit those in the enterprise who desperately seek the technology and scalability of a single platform. As well, they benefit from search, analytics, automatic data classification and data management functionalities, which can only make their workflows and document management processes run that much more efficiently.
Digital Reef Gets FAST
One of their first partners, speaks to this very point. FAST, a Microsoft subsidiary and the leading global provider of search technologies is collaborating with Digital Reef. FAST ESP and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 customers will gain "out-of-the-box" capabilities to support eDiscovery, compliance, Office SharePoint Server 2007 management, data security and storage initiatives.
The combined solution includes a user interface that provides a single, actionable view across all data stores, allowing users to easily locate, understand, and leverage enterprise information.
Borne out of a need to invest in technologies that help enterprises "address their most critical business issues while saving resources" the Digital Reef Partner Program focuses on delivering essential functionality and services to help users address challenges facing content management, eDiscovery, email archiving, data security, knowledge reuse, and strategic storage initiatives.
Which is why the partnership must have appealed to Microsoft. By incorporating Digital Reef's unstructured data management platform with the FAST and Office SharePoint Server 2007 search platform, they can elevate their capacity to "target critical enterprise challenges" like eDiscovery.
Among the resources shared between Digital Reef and FAST are:
- Analytic tools that work to reduce the amount of content that must be manually reviewed -- including identification of duplicates and near duplicates and the ability to search for content by example.
- Automatic classification of documents to quickly identify responsive (relevant), confidential, and junk content.
- Management capabilities that allow for the transformation of content into different format types, as well as the mass movement of documents to produce a dataset for review by counsel.
- A single browser-based user interface that allows users to see and act upon content across multiple SharePoint (and other) repositories.
Managing a company's unstructured data can make them better equipped to handle a variety of enterprise challenges from addressing client needs to applying analysis and classification services. Digital Reef aims to augment major software solutions for enterprise content management, eliminating the need for static, manual classification processes. Whether users want to increase storage capabilities, integrate data loss prevention (DLP) or improve early case assessment, Digital Reef can help to automatically discover data at rest and assess associated data risk.
The Digital Reef Partner Program is open to a limited number of partners who complement Digital’s Reef’s technology and share its commitment to quality and customer service. In return, the Digital Reef Partner Program provides partners with the resources necessary to market and integrate with the Digital Reef platform and solutions and can include sales and technical training, on-call technical consulting and support, marketing materials and programs and dedicated sales support resources.