HPE Verity combines industry-leading big data analytics with information archiving, data protection, eDiscovery and more, to help organisations generate value and manage risk
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced the launch of the HPE Verity suite, a modular, integrated set of applications and services to help businesses comprehensively manage, govern and extract actionable insights from enterprise information. In addition, HPE is announcing HPE Verity Information Archiving, the suite’s first module to help organisations manage and control data in accordance with regulatory, legal and operational needs.
Enterprises today generate data at an explosive rate and organisations’ attempts to manage and govern the diversity of data types – from social media, instant messages, video, voice, and more – have fallen short. Compounding matters, businesses have deployed siloed on-premise solutions that perform the wide variety of day-to-day tasks, including information archiving, backup, eDiscovery and content management. Without a unified view and set of policies for all of this data, organisations struggle to govern, manage, and dispose of information. This can result in regulatory fines and sanctions, increased and unnecessary data storage costs, diminished productivity and an inability to apply analytics across these silos to derive value.
HPE Verity is unlike alternative approaches that attempt to combine traditionally disparate components of the information management and governance product spectrum, which generally result in multiple data indexes and user experiences that lead to a high level of complexity, manual processes and inefficiency. HPE Verity’s “Single Source of Truth” solution is purpose-built to serve the full spectrum of information management and governance needs with a unified index and user experience. With a common data store and an ability to simply expose new functionality as needed, IT, compliance, legal and risk management professionals will attain an unprecedented level of visibility and control over enterprise information.
“Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s vision for the Verity family of products represents a contemporary approach to managing and governing information that will remain well aligned to evolving customer needs over the next 10-15 years,” said Sara Radicati of Radicati Research (@RadicatiGroup). “They are already a clear leader in the information archiving market; the ability to quickly deploy additional functionality for data protection, storage optimisation, file analysis and records and content management with a common interface, services, and data framework will further differentiate them against point solution providers and deliver the nexus of risk mitigation, cost savings and value creation that our clients are looking for.”
“The market is cluttered with disparate solutions that manage business information, but rarely do these technologies work seamlessly with one another,” said Brian Clark, Vice President, Information Management, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Asia Pacific and Japan. “By delivering a single source of truth – aligning directly to the Verity name – we’re providing customers with a single-index solution that will help them manage and extract value from a wide array of content, and will help position them to make more informed business decisions and compete at global scale.”
Breaking Down Global Barriers to SaaS Adoption
While the use of SaaS-based technologies for information management and governance has been widely adopted in the US, it has not seen the same level of acceptance worldwide, despite a high level of demand. The historical reason has been concern over data sovereignty – organisations generally do not want to (and are often statutorily not to) have data leave their borders to reside in a data centre in a different country.
HPE Verity will resolve this concern with an open approach to deployment and hosting. Organisations can use HPE Verity to capture, manage, understand and protect information that can be hosted on a variety of global public and private cloud infrastructures including Amazon Web Services and HPE Helion/OpenStack. In addition, partners and managed service providers (MSPs) will be able to host the Verity solution in their in-country data centres. With so many hosting options now available in so many countries around the globe, data sovereignty – starting with HPE Verity Information Archiving – will no longer be a roadblock to organisations looking to deploy the best technology solution for their requirements.
Unlocking Information Value with HPE Verity
HPE Verity provides a fully unified framework of enterprise-grade applications built on an efficient, scalable infrastructure, with a common index and user interface. Combined with a robust analytics and visualisation engine powered by HPE Vertica, organisations can streamline and improve virtually every activity they perform, yielding a wide variety of benefits including minimising storage footprints, intelligent storage tiering, and streamlining backup and recovery.
In addition, by bridging formerly distinct data silos, including email, text, voice, video, audio, and social media, users can now leverage interactive visualisations across all key data to gain a real-time understanding of enterprise information, identify patterns, synthesise and produce actionable insights from their information to address business and industry-specific challenges. This can result in improved insight into customer needs, identifying sources of knowledge within the enterprise, and identifying best practices that may drive top-line revenue.
HPE Verity Information Archiving for the Mid-Market
HPE Verity Information Archiving is a key module in the HPE Verity portfolio that enables organisations to govern information in accordance with compliance, legal, and operational needs. It is complimentary to Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Digital Safe solution, a market-leading archiving, supervision and eDiscovery solution that uniquely meets specific compliance needs for large enterprises in highly regulated industries, and which remains a critical part of the company’s archiving product line.
HPE Verity Information Archiving is most applicable to organisations in the mid-market that have challenges similar to large enterprises, but do not have the budget nor the resources to address these needs with their IT departments.
HPE has already previewed this solution with several organisations in this category, and received very positive feedback for its ability to strike a balance between managing risk and cost, and its ability to deliver organisational value.
Availability and Additional Information
HPE Verity can be deployed across global cloud infrastructures including Amazon Web Services and HPE Helion/OpenStack. HPE Verity Information Archiving is available now, as well as its enabling technology Connected MX. Future versions of HPE Verity are expected to be delivered on premise, providing even greater flexibility to customers worldwide. Other modules are available in preview releases and will be commercially available later this year.
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