PBS Archives SAP® with KOMpliance
ContentLink integrates KOMpliance WORM tamperproof Storage
Bensheim, Germany and Ontario, Canada – May 14, 2013 – PBS Software GmbH, a leading provider of add-on software solutions for Information Lifecycle Management with SAP® in the areas of data archiving, extraction, and storage, and KOM Networks, a leading provider of storage management solutions for compliant data protection and retention, announced today the integration of PBS ContentLink, a lean interface between SAP environments and compliant storage systems, with KOMpliance™, a secure storage solution. The joint solution enables SAP applications to archive directly through ContentLink to KOMpliance WORM storage volumes on existing storage resources. This integration provides a cost-effective alternative to the typically complex enterprise content archiving and secure compliant storage solutions commonly used in the SAP environment today.
“We are pleased to welcome PBS to our KOMunity partner network. Our joint customers will benefit from our combined commitment to customers and service excellence,” says Taher Shaath, CEO, KOM Networks. “This partnership will empower customers to leverage our technologies as an integrated compliance solution.”
KOMpliance, with its patented technologies, allows the creation of WORM storage volumes using any HDD or SSD storage infrastructure. ContentLink is a lean software solution for compliant archiving of SAP data on external storage systems and for integration with MS SharePoint. Using PBS ContentLink and KOMpliance, customers can create a direct and lean connection between SAP systems and KOMpliance secure storage, leveraging any storage technology or manufacturer to meet legal archiving requirements and future-proof Information Lifecycle Management. PBS ContentLink supports the new SAP-specific WebDAV 3.0 protocol as well as the already well-established SAP ArchiveLink interface and is certified by SAP for the integration scenario BC-ILM 3.0 (Information Lifecycle Management for SAP). The WebDAV protocol ensures the usage under the SAP ILM components Retention Manager and Retention Warehouse. The combined capabilities of PBS ContentLink and KOMpliance offer a turn-key, fully compliant archive solution that addresses all the corporate and regulated mandates that many of the organizations depending on SAP have to meet or exceed.
“PBS is a valued technology partner with a legendary reputation in the SAP market place. The integrated solution of KOMpliance and PBS Archive as a certified solution enhances our versatility and expands the use cases for our customers,” states Kamel Shaath, CTO, KOM Networks. “With the combined technology, flexibility and expertise of PBS and KOM; our customers can actively select any information from their rich SAP® ERP environment to create a highly accessible and compliant archive using the storage infrastructure and technology of choice”.
“We have shared a great deal of success with KOM. It is a great opportunity for our customers to leverage our combined strengths to address their long-term archive, data retention and compliance requirements. KOMpliance has established a new standard in secure storage and ILM, and the integration with PBS Archive extends these capabilities and flexibility to our combined customers,” states Günther Reichling, Managing Director of PBS Software. “Regardless of the source or the SAP configuration, PBS and KOM can play an active role in securing critical digital assets.”
About PBS Software GmbH
PBS Software is a leading provider of add-on software for SAP solutions for areas like data archiving, extraction and storage, as well as system decommissioning. The company has been known to be an expert on complex, integrated data access to both archived and nearline data in SAP applications for more than 20 years.
PBS provides Nearline Storage Solutions for SAP BW and ERP with column-oriented database technology to manage extremely large volumes of data. For this, SAP user companies can connect the analysis databases SAP Sybase IQ or alternatively Vectorwise by Actian. Its data warehouse NLS solution has been certified for SAP NetWeaver BW on HANA. Its unique NLS solution for SAP ERP was awarded an Innovation Prize in 2012.
PBS is a SAP Software Solution and Technology Partner. www.pbs-software.com
About KOM Networks
KOM Networks is a leading provider of flexible, secure data archiving and storage management software and solutions. Over 10,000 of the world’s leading corporations have recognized KOM Networks as the most logical, unobtrusive, secure way to store access and protect their data. KOM is enabling enterprises large and small a cost-effective way to improve productivity and meet compliance requirements without altering their network infrastructure or daily business routines. The industry pioneer holds vital industry patents for electronic file lifecycle management, virtual file management and eWORM hard disk archiving. Find out how KOM Networks can help you implement a comprehensive information lifecycle solution to optimize your existing storage environment and meet your compliance requirements. Please visit www.komsoftware.com for more information.
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