FileNet and Network Appliance have been working together for some time already (read about it
), so this is no suprise, especially given the recent acquisition of Documentum by EMC.
FileNet Corporation, the leading provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, today announced a global strategic alliance agreement with Network Appliance, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise network storage solutions. Under the agreement, FileNet and NetApp will coordinate marketing and development activities to integrate and optimize FileNet ECM solutions with NetApp(R) unified storage and information lifecycle management (ILM) solutions.
The alliance demonstrates FileNet's view of protected storage technologies as a critical and growing component necessary to meet today's increasing content management requirements. The alliance pairs FileNet's ECM software, which leverages highly evolved content, process and connectivity capabilities to allow users to achieve better, faster decision making, with Network Appliance(TM) unified network attached storage (NAS) and storage area network (SAN) disk subsystems and software solutions.
The partnership addresses customer needs for reduced complexity in deploying and managing integrated enterprise content management solutions with an optimized ILM infrastructure. This can ensure that content is stored and retrieved from the right class of storage as required, depending on its value and the associated business processes. Properly implemented, the result can be more timely access to information with lower total cost of ownership. Read