Hitachi Data Systems and IXOS Software AG announced a worldwide software development and distribution agreement. Hitachi Data Systems will provide IXOS’ archiving and enterprise content management software to its customers and will integrate IXOS’ products into Hitachi’s storage management software suite. The first result of this relationship is Hitachi Data Systems’ new e-mail archiving solutions, also introduced. Delivered by Hitachi Data Systems’ Global Solutions Services division and powered by IXOS-eCONserver software, e-mail archiving is available in two versions: Message Archive for Compliance, and Message Archive for E-Mail. IXOS’ software will provide Hitachi Data Systems with the ability to associate meta data with stored content, enabling content to be located and retrieved based on standard document attributes, regardless of location. These attributes can include creation date, author, recipient, subject or indexed terms in a document.,