Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Information Archiving

Published: 16 December 2015

ID: G00271774

Analyst(s): Garth Landers, Alan Dayley, Anthony Kros


Enterprise information archiving products support the archiving and retrieval of enterprise data. IT architects should select the most suitable of the 16 EIA products evaluated here, based on their ability to support four use cases and seven critical capabilities, and they should deploy EIA as SaaS.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Actiance (Alcatraz, Vantage, Socialite)
    • Barracuda (Message Archiver, ArchiveOne)
    • Bloomberg (Vault)
    • Commvault
    • EMC (SourceOne)
    • Global Relay (Archive)
    • Google (Vault)
    • GWAVA (Retain)
    • HPE (Consolidated Archive, Digital Safe)
    • IBM (Content Collector)
    • Microsoft (Exchange Archiving)
    • Mimecast (Archive)
    • Proofpoint (Enterprise Archive)
    • Smarsh (Archiving Platform)
    • Veritas (Enterprise Vault, Enterprise
    • ZL Technologies (Unified Archive)
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Policy Management
    • Data Management
    • Search/Index
    • Administration
    • Content Types Support
    • E-Discovery
    • End-User Archiving and Access
  • Use Cases
    • Compliance
    • Operational Efficiency
    • E-Discovery
    • End-User Archiving
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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