StorageTek and IXOS SOFTWARE AG announced a worldwide strategic alliance to integrate a branded IXOS e-mail archival solution and resell IXOS’ archiving and ECM software with StorageTek’s storage management solutions. IXOS will enable StorageTek to provide customers with the IXOS-eCONserver for Exchange and IXOS-eCONserver for Lotus as part of StorageTek’s Email Xcelerator series of solutions. Additionally, StorageTek may resell the IXOS-eCON Solution Suite, which manages all documents and data across the enterprise, including groupware, enterprise content and e-mail archives. This combined IXOS-StorageTek solution will enable companies to retain an unalterable archive of email for a fixed period of time, helping them comply with regulatory requirements as mandated by SEC 17a-4, Sarbanes-Oxley and Basel II. StorageTek and IXOS have already integrated the StorageTek Application Storage Manager (ASM) for Unix with the e-mail solution suite — including Email ArchiveMaster and Email AuditMaster. www.ixos.de, www.storagetek.com

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