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IBM and Microsoft strike email archiving deal

Tiered archive offering will be sold alongside Windows Server, following a co-marketing agreement announced this week

Microsoft is teaming up with IBM to offer email archiving products to help its customers control their spiralling quantities of data. As part of a co-marketing agreement, IBM will offer an archiving service bundled with Windows Server.

The offering revolves around IBM's CommonStore email archiving solution, its System Storage Archive Manager software and its System Storage disk storage system. It is intended to help organisations store email in the most appropriate format. IBM offers a tiered system of storage across both disk and tape.

The volume of corporate email has quadrupled in five years, according to analyst group IDC, with sales of email-archiving solutions projected to reach $1bn in 2010.

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