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  • [White Paper] Archiving and the Cloud: Perfect Together

    July 21, 2014


    IT is feeling the pain.

    Business data is growing at an explosive rate…

    So are the laws regulating its management, storage and retention… 

    Meanwhile, demands for data to support litigation, compliance and other business needs continue to pile up…

    Sound familiar?

    IT and business leaders need to be prepared for the convergence of these trends. Left unaddressed, these issues have the capability to drain productivity, increase storage expenses and put the reputation and financial viability of your organization at risk.

    That’s the reason you have to see this white paper! Archiving and the Cloud: Perfect Together brings you an in-depth overview of valuable data preservation, storage and retention best practices that help mitigate institutional risk, improve operational efficiency and cut costs.

    With email and other data continually expanding, archiving provides a cost-effective storage solution that helps businesses meet regulatory requirements and cut the burden on IT; the cloud’s elastic infrastructure scales with data growth and offers maximum performance availability.

    See all the benefits of cloud-based email archiving for yourself:

    • How IT professionals are effectively managing the explosion of data
    • The strategies businesses are using to cut storage costs and hassles
    • Why on-premises and hosted archiving typically fall short

    Don’t miss out! Take advantage of this valuable information about the latest cloud-based email archiving solutions.

    Get your FREE white paper right now!


    About Sonian
    An early innovator in cloud-based archiving, Sonian preserves, protects and presents the world’s information. More than 15,000 customers in 40 countries trust Sonian’s secure proprietary SaaS platform and cloud search engine to retain and retrieve valuable data and protect intellectual property. Sonian manages more than 20 billion objects in the cloud; every day, 17 million new documents are uploaded to Sonian’s email archive, which is integrated with the world’s 5 largest public clouds.

    Have questions? Want more info? Need help?
    Let’s talk!


    [Webinar] MSP Trends Survey Results

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    Get exclusive, in-depth analysis of the MSP Trends Survey Results. 

    Watch the recorded webinar now.

     

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  • Sensu – Born @ Sonian

    July 18, 2014

    Remember way back in 2007? sensu

    The Dixie Chicks cleaned up at the Grammys. The Departed won the Academy Award for Best Picture as the U.S. began its “troop surge” in Iraq and Nicolas Sarkozy was elected President of France…

    That seems like a long time ago…

    Well, that was the same time that Sonian started building their cloud SaaS.  Back then, at the dawn of cloud computing, there simply weren’t monitoring and management tools that could scale and integrate with the emerging DevOps technologies.  As our cloud workloads grew, we needed to build a monitoring and management framework to support our growing installed base around the globe.

    Sensu is that cloud monitoring framework.

    Unlike it’s popular predecessor, Nagios, which uses a group of centralized servers to perform continual checks on remote hosts to determine system performance, Sensu adopted a more modern and distributed design, employing RabbitMQ to manage the subscriptions, check requests and health results. This model allows for far more horizontal scaling and immediately drew the attention of developers who were already running up against the limitations of Nagios.

    If you like history and want the skinny on exactly how it works and why we built it, you can find that right here.

    You can also see the groundswell start in the first 100 days on Joe Miller’s excellent blog.

    Former Sonian Sean Porter delivers a great overview on the Audax Health Engineering podcast.  You can find it through this blog entry which includes LOTS of other great Sensu links.

    If you’re more interested in the present, start with the GitHub wiki where you’ll find an engaged community that wants to see you succeed. Join the ever-growing list of companies successfully managing workloads in the cloud, courtesy of Sonian.

    We built it because we needed it.  We open sourced it because we knew it was an important tool that would help others struggling with significant cloud workloads.  Sonian continues to open source code because we believe it fosters cooperation and drives innovation. We did it years before Tesla, #justsayin.

     


    About Sonian

    An early innovator in cloud-based archiving, Sonian preserves, protects and presents the world’s information. More than 16,000 customers in 40 countries trust Sonian’s secure proprietary SaaS platform and cloud search engine to retain and retrieve valuable data and protect intellectual property. Sonian manages more than 20 billion objects in the cloud; every day, 17 million new documents are uploaded to Sonian’s email archive, which is integrated with the world’s 5 largest public clouds.

    Have questions? Want more info? Need help?
    Let’s talk!


    [Webinar] Don’t Pass on PaaS!

    Tony Bishop from 451 Research and Sonian’s CTO, Greg Arnette examine of cloud frameworks, common within PaaS. See how this emerging distributed services model enables developers to leverage virtualized services to build data processing ecosystems under a common, even open, blueprint.451

    • Get an overview of the cloud landscape from the CSO at 451 Research
    • Grasp the benefits of cloud application development leveraging a PaaS model
    • Understand how the Sonian cloud API is a great first step into the cloud ​
    • Realize the promise of cloud computing without contorting development ​

    Watch the free 45-minute webinar right now.


  • 5 key takeaways about Amazon Zocalo

    July 16, 2014

    [This blog post, written by Sonian CTO Greg Arnette, was originally published here.]

    “Zocalo,” what a strange name for a document and file sharing service targeted toward enterprises. My first thought upon hearing the name (while viewing the AWS NYC Summit live stream) was that Amazon had acquired Zoho.com, a competent but not well-known document and collaboration service. But Zocalo looks like organic AWS development and I’m excited to test drive the service.

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    The name Zocalo sounds exotic compared to the standard AWS naming scheme… We’re used to services with three letter acronyms like “SDS – Simple Document Sharing,” but more recently Amazon’s naming scheme is embracing whole words to define a business service as opposed to a three letter acronym for a developer-focused service. “EC2” is for techies, “Redshift” is for data analysts, and now “Zocalo” is for business knowledge workers.

    A Google search reveals “Zocalo” is the name of the big public square in Mexico City. I guess “public square” and document sharing are kindred themes in a holistic way.

    1. The Big Picture about Zocalo and who gets disrupted

    Zocalo shows AWS is interested in expanding into general “bread and butter” IT services. It’s a natural progression from the original IaaS building blocks, and many pundits have speculated AWS will eventually move into the application space. Ok… so now they have in a big way and they are solving a very horizontal problem; file share, sync and collaboration for the masses.

    Zocalo requires an AWS account and is managed from the AWS Console. An IT person deploying Zocalo will be exposed to all the AWS services and this will drive growth in their other cloud offerings. “What’s Workspaces… take the remote desktop for a test drive. Easy”

    It’s not a stretch of the imagination to think Zocalo will be marketed on the main Amazon.com e-commerce  site, alongside boxed Microsoft Office and other information management software.

    2. Pricing model

    Pricing is simple and predictable. Two themes enterprise IT are demanding from their vendors. The base fee is $5 per employee per month which includes 200 GB of storage per employee. The customer can add additional storage for a very reasonable fee. Starting at 3 cents per gigabyte for up to 1 TB and as more storage is consumed the unit price decreases just like with S3.

    Customers using AWS Workspaces receive a discount on Zocalo. Workspaces and Zocalo look to be great complimentary offerings. Each alone are a great value, and I can see how Workspaces will be easier to use with Zocalo integration.

    3. Security, audit trail & API

    Zocalo customers will be able to choose the AWS region where there data will be stored. This could be viewed as a positive differentiator. As far as I know Google Apps, Box, Office 365 do not offer this feature.

    AWS is providing a basic audit tool set in the Zocalo Management Console. IT admins will be able to read access logs, view activity and lock down who can share outside the organization.

    It’s unknown if an API is available to allow third parties to extend the compliance features and add more value to Zocalo, in the way ISVs can with Google Apps Marketplace.

    4. Enterprise connections

    AWS is touting the connection to Active Directory to help IT manage users and permissions from the Microsoft Management Console. This feature will go a long way toward Zocalo’s appeal and adoption in mainstream business accounts.

    5. What Zocalo is not doing

    Zocalo does not have an email system built-in like Google Apps or Microsoft Office 365. It’s designed to complement an email system the same way Sharepoint or Box complement email. There are certainly hooks into email so that editors can be notified when a comment is added to a shared doc, as one example.

    As an aside, it would be cool if AWS stored the customer’s documents in the customer’s own S3 account, but I have a feeling AWS is storing the documents in a separate S3 boundary not controlled by the end customer.


    About Sonian
    An early innovator in cloud-based archiving, Sonian preserves, protects and presents the world’s information. More than 15,000 customers in 40 countries trust Sonian’s secure proprietary SaaS platform and cloud search engine to retain and retrieve valuable data and protect intellectual property. Sonian manages more than 20 billion objects in the cloud; every day, 17 million new documents are uploaded to Sonian’s email archive, which is integrated with the world’s 5 largest public clouds.

    Have questions? Want more info? Need help?
    Let’s talk!


    [WEBINAR] Illuminating the Dark Data in Email

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    Get an exclusive look at the new cutting–edge data visualization tools being developed by Sonian from CTO Greg Arnette.

    Watch the recorded webinar.


  • New! [eBook] Email Management Opinion Survey Results

    July 15, 2014

    covergraphicthumbAre you an IT professional, managed service provider or someone who’s interested in email management? If so, don’t miss the results of this new Email Management Opinion Survey!

    Get the FREE eBook and see for yourself what IT professionals and MSPs who resell technologies services are saying about the challenges of managing email.

    • Get exclusive, in-depth analysis of the survey data
    • See how your peers answered and where you stack up
    • Gain insight into current technology trends, including the explosive growth of cloud-based initiatives

    Don’t wait! Download your eBook right now!


    About Sonian
    An early innovator in cloud-based archiving, Sonian preserves, protects and presents the world’s information. More than 15,000 customers in 40 countries trust Sonian’s secure proprietary SaaS platform and cloud search engine to retain and retrieve valuable data and protect intellectual property. Sonian manages more than 20 billion objects in the cloud; every day, 17 million new documents are uploaded to Sonian’s email archive, which is integrated with the world’s 5 largest public clouds.

    Have questions? Want more info? Need help?
    Let’s talk!


    [Infographic] Who needs email archiving? You!

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    See the benefits for yourself – before there’s a problem.

    Don’t miss this infographic!


  • [WEBINAR] Email Management Opinion Survey Results

    July 8, 2014

    a better business infrastructure opportunity requires that organizations apprise themselves of modern tools and utilities that promote greater functionality.Be the first to see the results!

    Get an exclusive first look at the Email Management Opinion Survey Results.

    In this free 30-minute webinar, you’ll:

    • Get in-depth analysis of the survey data from Steve Martin, Sonian’s VP of Marketing
    • See how your peers answered and where you stack up
    • Be one of the first to get the Email Management Opinion Survey Results eBook

    You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and get them answered during the live Q&A session.

    Don’t miss this informative event. Sign up now!
     


    5 reasons businesses love email archiving

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    Take a look at the infographic!


  • [INFOGRAPHIC] 5 reasons businesses love email archiving

    July 7, 2014

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    See for yourself why smart businesses love email archives!

    Good data governance is good business practice.

    Save every message because you never know.  

    Search every message when you need to know. 

    For a modern business, it’s imperative to protect critical data with a solid governance strategy that includes data preservation and retention best practices.

    Email archiving – a great first step – mitigates institutional risk, protects your intellectual property and saves you time and money.

    There are many other benefits, too. (Note: If you deal with compliance audits or get discovery requests, you don’t want to miss this!)

    Check out all the reasons businesses love email archiving…

    See the full infographic.


    About Sonian
    An early innovator in cloud-based archiving, Sonian preserves, protects and presents the world’s information. More than 15,000 customers in 40 countries trust Sonian’s secure proprietary SaaS platform and cloud search engine to retain and retrieve valuable data and protect intellectual property. Sonian manages more than 20 billion objects in the cloud; every day, 17 million new documents are uploaded to Sonian’s email archive, which is integrated with the world’s 5 largest public clouds.

    Have questions? Want more info? Need help?
    Let’s talk!


    [Infographic] Who needs email archiving? You!

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    See the benefits for yourself – before there’s a problem.

    Don’t miss this infographic!


  • [INFOGRAPHIC] Who needs email archiving? You!

    July 3, 2014

    Who Needs Email Archiving? YOU!

    You Need Email Archiving

    You’re responsible.

    Whether you’re the CEO/Owner, Legal Counsel, Compliance Manager, IT Administrator or Human Resources Director, you are responsible for protecting your business with a defensible data governance strategy.

    May sound simple, but this is a daunting challenge. You’ve heard the frightening “big data stats” like the oft-repeated 90% of the world’s electronic data was created in the last two years. The sheer volume of data is almost unfathomable, but YOU can’t ignore the amount of business that flows through email: conversations and contracts, amendments to agreements, discussions and documents… among and between employees,  partners, customers, suppliers.

    Email archiving is an easy and cost-effective first step toward good data governance, and it affordably protects your business and yourself from a bevy of hazards, losses and risk.  Get control of your vital business communications by installing an immutable cloud archive – with no hardware and no software, you’re up and running in 20 minutes.  Ingest legacy email and attachments to free up storage devices, improve local server performance, reduce backup volume, cut costs and eliminate new hardware purchases.

    Getting your hands around the data is the first step toward making sense of the data. Uncover who said what, when. Produce documents when asked (or mandated) and cut the cost of discovery. Conduct internal investigations, get a sense of who is talking about what and with whom.  Get a lens into the lifeblood of your business, your email.

    Preserve the data. Protect your business. Present your intellectual property.

    So before there’s a problem, get started archiving all inbound and outbound mail in the cloud. For less than the cost of a cup of coffee each month, you’ll be able to search these unstructured data, and act accordingly.

    See all the business benefits of email archiving for yourself…

    Don’t miss the full infographic!


    About Sonian
    An early innovator in cloud-based archiving, Sonian preserves, protects and presents the world’s information. More than 15,000 customers in 40 countries trust Sonian’s secure proprietary SaaS platform and cloud search engine to retain and retrieve valuable data and protect intellectual property. Sonian manages more than 20 billion objects in the cloud; every day, 17 million new documents are uploaded to Sonian’s email archive, which is integrated with the world’s 5 largest public clouds.

    Have questions? Want more info? Need help?
    Let’s talk!


     

    5 reasons businesses love email archiving

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    See for yourself why smart businesses love email archives!

     

    Protect your information, reputation and future.

    Take a look at the infographic!

     


  • 5 email archiving myths debunked

    July 1, 2014

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    When you think of email, you might think of spam. Or, you might see email as the lifeblood of your business. Intellectual property courses through most organizations, mainly through email and attachments, and the inability to collect and protect your IP could spell trouble down the road.

    Sonian separates fact from fiction in this short infographic which dispels five common email archiving myths.

    Do you think that building an email  archive increases local data, takes lots of time  and requires capital expenditure? Do you think a nightly tape backup has you covered? Do you think your mail server is capturing every inbound/outbound message, or that email archiving is only for regulated industries?

    Think again. 

    This informative infographic sets the record straight on protecting your intellectual property, slashing document production cost, speeding audit response and reducing IT workloads. Start saving data and start saving money; Call Sonian and find out more.


    About Sonian
    An early innovator in cloud-based archiving, Sonian preserves, protects and presents the world’s information. More than 15,000 customers in 40 countries trust Sonian’s secure proprietary SaaS platform and cloud search engine to retain and retrieve valuable data and protect intellectual property. Sonian manages more than 20 billion objects in the cloud; every day, 17 million new documents are uploaded to Sonian’s email archive, which is integrated with the world’s 5 largest public clouds.

    Have questions? Want more info? Need help?
    Let’s talk!


    Beyond backups!

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    Illuminate the dark data in your organization’s email. Join Tony Bishop from 451 Research and Sonian’s CTO Greg Arnette for an informative webinar that uncovers the power of advanced analytics and underscores its growing importance to businesses.

     Watch the recorded webinar.


  • [INFOGRAPHIC] Why partner with Sonian for email archiving?

    June 26, 2014

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    When you take advantage of cloud economics, you make more money.

    It’s that simple.

    It’s also one of the 20 reasons the world’s most successful Managed Service Providers choose Sonian’s cloud-based email archiving to strengthen their product offerings and protect their customers.

    Don’t miss out on the other 19 economic benefits of partnering with Sonian…

    See the full infographic.


    About Sonian
    An early innovator in cloud-based archiving, Sonian preserves, protects and presents the world’s information. More than 15,000 customers in 40 countries trust Sonian’s secure proprietary SaaS platform and cloud search engine to retain and retrieve valuable data and protect intellectual property. Sonian manages more than 20 billion objects in the cloud; every day, 17 million new documents are uploaded to Sonian’s email archive, which is integrated with the world’s 5 largest public clouds.

    Have questions? Want more info? Need help?
    Let’s talk!


    [INFOGRAPHIC] Why partner with Sonian?

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    You can count on success!

    See for yourself.


  • [INFOGRAPHIC] Overcoming the retention limitations of Office 365

    June 25, 2014

    thumb-info1Are you using Office 365?  Selling it?  Thinking about either?

    Don’t miss this!

    In a new white paper, Osterman Research has identified a variety of Office 365 limitations related to retention, security and encryption.

    Other limitations include archiving, mobility and more. That’s the bad news. The good news is that you can overcome them!

    Don’t miss any of these valuable details about protecting your data.

    See the full Office 365 infographic.

    About Sonian

    An early innovator in cloud-based archiving, Sonian preserves, protects and presents the world’s information. More than 15,000 customers in 40 countries trust Sonian’s secure proprietary SaaS platform and cloud search engine to retain and retrieve valuable data and protect intellectual property. Sonian manages more than 19 billion objects in the cloud; every day, 17 million new documents are uploaded to Sonian’s email archive, which is integrated with the world’s 5 largest public clouds.

    Sonian is focused on providing a world-class partner experience. For years, Sonian has been helping MSPs and VARs strengthen their product portfolios, solve business problems for clients and make more money with cloud-based email archiving. When you partner with Sonian, you can count on success!

    Have questions?   Want more info?  Need help?

    Let’s talk!


    From Osterman Research: Office 365 drawbacks

    Don’t miss the complete list of retention limitations or the other valuable data-protection details in this new free report.

    Get the White Paper now.


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