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HP Enterprise Debuts Global Information Management Suite

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a new suite of applications and services yesterday to help businesses comprehensively manage, govern and extract actionable insights from enterprise information. The new suite, called HPE Verity, aims to offer companies a set of tools that are both integrated and modular.

The objective of HPE Verity is to address the problem enterprises have trying to manage a wide variety of data types, including social media, instant messages, video, and voice, using soloed on-premise solutions. Verity, in contrast, will offer companies a “single source of truth” through which they can collect and analyze all their data.

The Single Source of Truth

“The market is cluttered with disparate solutions that manage business information, but rarely do these technologies work seamlessly with one another,” said David Jones, senior vice president and general manager, Information Management & Governance, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, in a statement.

“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,” he added.

Many companies tend to deploy their existing information management solutions to engage in day-to-day tasks, such as information archiving, backup, eDiscovery, and content management, making it difficult to maintain a unified set of policies on data management, according to HPE. That can result in regulatory fines and sanctions, increased and unnecessary data storage costs, diminished productivity and an inability to apply analytics across silos to derive value.

The company said HPE Verity addresses the issue of having multiple data indexes and user experiences that can lead to a high level of complexity, manual processes and inefficiency by providing a single solution to serve the full spectrum of information management and governance needs with a unified index and user experience.

A Single Framework

The suite will offer a single framework of enterprise-grade applications with a common index and user interface. Combined with an analytics and visualization engine powered by HPE Vertica, organizations can streamline and improve virtually every activity they perform, yielding a wide variety of benefits, including minimizing storage footprints, intelligent storage tiering, and streamlining backup and recovery, HPE said.

“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,” the company said.

The first module of the new suite to be made available is HPE Verity Information Archiving, designed to help organizations manage and control data in accordance with regulatory, legal and operational needs. The company said the module is most applicable to organizations in the mid-market that have challenges similar to large enterprises, but don’t have the IT budgets or the resources to address these needs.

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