Archive360 Delivers Day-One Support for Microsoft Cognitive & Media Services and Microsoft Azure Archival Storage Tier

Archive2Azure Adds Support for Microsoft Cognitive & Media Services to Fully Extend Information Governance and eDiscovery to Include Audio and Video Files

NEW YORK, NY, September 28, 2017 – Microsoft Ignite September 25-29, Booth #1045 – Archive360, the world’s leading provider of data migration and management solutions for the Microsoft cloud, today announced Archive2Azure’s day-one support for Microsoft Azure Cognitive & Media Services and Microsoft’s new Azure Archival storage tier. Eliminating time consuming, manual indexing of audio and video files frequently stored in SharePoint Online, OneDrive and Azure, Archive2Azure now expands on Microsoft machine learning capabilities for more intelligent and automated audio and video indexing, search, translation and transcription.

Archive2Azure now also supports Microsoft’s new ultra-low-cost Azure Archival storage tier, lowering total storage ownership costs even further. Now Archive2Azure provides companies three Azure storage tiers, Hot, Cool, and Archival. Archive2Azure Cognitive & Media Services and Azure Archival storage tier support will be showcased during Microsoft Ignite, Orlando, Fla., September 25-29 in Archive360’s booth #1045.

“The increasing volume of audio and video content stored in SharePoint Online, OneDrive and Azure has become a tedious management challenge for today’s enterprises including corporate legal departments for eDiscovery,” said Tibi Popp, Co-Founder and CTO, Archive360. “Traditionally, they’ve had little indexable data for search and discovery processes and both indexing and search has been largely done through time consuming and error-prone, manual processes. With our support – out of the gate – for Azure Cognitive & Media Services and the Azure Archival storage tier, we’re automating the indexing process, greatly speeding search and improving discovery accuracy while dramatically lowering total storage costs.”

“Because indexing and searching audio and video files has been such a time-consuming process, many organizations have large stockpiles of these files that are difficult and costly to search and discover. This can present eDiscovery, compliance and governance challenges as well as policy-based management issues,” said George Crump, Chief Analyst and Founder, Storage Switzerland. “Archive360 is helping to solve this. By taking advantage of Microsoft’s new Azure capabilities such as Cognitive & Media Services and a low-cost Archival storage tier, they’re taking the cost and risk out of the retention and searchability of audio and video files.”

Archive2Azure Cognitive & Media Services indexes audio and video files by spoken word, producing a complete transcription of the speech. Extending Microsoft machine learning, it can immediately translate content into one of 53 foreign languages and, in the near future, will even perform image tracking, facial recognition and emotion from video files. As a result, audio and video files have much more robust indexable metadata which greatly speeds search and dramatically raises accuracy over that of human search.

Archive2Azure also now supports the new Azure Archival storage tier. Introduced by Microsoft this week, the Azure Archival storage tier, which joins Microsoft’s existing hot and cool storage tiers, enables a very low cost destination for the long-term archiving of low-touch and inactive files. Archive2Azure will support this new storage tier from day one via FastCollect for SharePoint Extension (see related announcement dated today and found here: http://www.archive360.com/news/), enabling SharePoint Online users to dramatically lower storage and information management costs.

“Archive360 is always in lock step with Microsoft, delivering the most advanced functionality available to support new Microsoft developments upon their release,” said Bill Tolson, Vice President of Marketing for Archive360. “With the ability to automatically and intelligently index audio and video files, we’re now better able to support customers with large sets of this data type with the advanced solution they want to improve policy-based retention and disposition, discovery reliability and faster search.”

Archive2Azure Cognitive & Media Services and Archive2Azure support for the Azure Archival storage tier are available now. For more information, please visit: http://www.archive360.com/products/archive2azure/

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About Archive360
Archive360 is the world’s leading provider of data migration and management solutions for the Microsoft cloud. Since 2012, Archive360 has securely migrated data into the Microsoft cloud with record-breaking speed, verifiable data fidelity and legally defensible chain of custody. Archive360’s Archive2AzureTM solution is the compliance and unstructured data storage and management solution based on the Microsoft Azure platform. Archive360 is a global organization that delivers its solutions both directly and through a worldwide network of partners. Archive360 is a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider and the Archive2AzureTM solution is Microsoft Azure Certified. To learn more, please visit: www.archive360.com.

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