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Compliance Archiving Alternatives to Centera After the Dell Acquisition of EMC

Published: 09 June 2016

ID: G00305200

Analyst(s): Garth Landers , Raj Bala


EMC Centera is becoming obsolete. Organizations must make immediate plans to migrate off the platform. For compliance archiving, there are many good choices, but also complexity. This research provides I&O leaders with details of Centera migration options and the trade-offs of each.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Determine Whether the Functionalities of Centera for Governance, Retention and Compliance Are Necessary in a New Platform
  • Demand Written Guarantees From EMC on Application Compatibility and Consistent Behavior When Considering ECS as a Replacement for Centera
  • Stop Adding Data to Centera; Contract With a Centera Migration Vendor for Complicated Migrations and Ask for Customer References With Similar Requirements to Your Own
    • Data Corruption
    • Integrated Applications
    • File System Gateways
  • Evaluate Alternatives Such as Cloud-Based Email Archiving for Compliance Archiving

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