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Permabit, ZL Team

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., and SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Permabit Technology Corporation, the industrys leading innovator of scalable, data-reduced storage for enterprise archiving, and ZL Technologies, Inc. (ZL), the leader in email archiving for compliance, e-discovery and storage management, today announced their technology partnership. The Permabit Enterprise Archive Data Center series solution has been certified with all of ZL’s products, including ZL Unified Archive software, zDiscovery, zCompliance, zStorage, and zSecurity. The joint solution combines the ZL application grid with the Permabit storage grid to form an efficient and scalable architecture that delivers low-cost, high performance data retention for the long term. Offering advanced e-discovery capabilities with support for over 1000 file types, the solution will be particularly attractive to heavily regulated businesses such as those in the legal, financial services, banking, insurance and healthcare sectors.

“Many companies are realizing too late that a vast storehouse of backup tapes or optical platters is not an adequate solution for archiving data, especially in the face of increasingly frequent e-discovery mandates. Disk-based solutions with poor search capabilities fare only slightly better,” observed George Crump, president and senior analyst at Storage Switzerland. “The search and operational efficiencies of the Permabit and ZL solution render it a clear alternative to legacy approaches.”

In the joint solution, Permabit provides a highly scalable disk-based archiving platform that perfectly integrates behind ZL’s highly scalable compute grid residing at the application layer. Because ZL incorporates a virtual file system architecture, Permabit presents directly to any node in the ZL application environment, regardless of scale. This combination of high-scale vaulting with an infinitely
scalable grid application means that Permabit and ZL together can provide enterprise customers with unprecedented cost savings in their end-to-end archiving deployments.

The Permabit and ZL solution is the first to marry file system virtualization with complementary deduplication technologies in an end-to-end grid architecture that is self-healing at the storage, file index, and primary server levels; reduces storage overhead for long term data retention; and enables server and storage resources to be dynamically adjusted for each task. ZL’s precision search features enable users to find the exact results that are being sought, including Boolean, user alias, wildcard, category, proximity, and fuzzy searches across email, attachments and file system documents.

Permabit Technology Corp.

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