Cobalt Computers and Sonasoft Partner for Email Archiving Appliance
Cobalt Computers (www.cobaltcomputers.com), a division of data solutions and laboratory research equipment provider Coulbourn (www.coulbourn.com), has partnered with Sonasoft (www.sonasoft.com) to provide its integrated archiving, replication, and backup software to Cobalt’s customers numbering around 20,000.
(Not to be mistaken for Cobalt Networks, a maker of low-cost Linux-based servers that Sun Microsystems bought in 2000 and discontinued in 2003,) Cobalt’s new Complete Communication Compliance or C3 series of appliances offer enterprise-class Exchange email archiving to small and medium-sized businesses, lowering their total cost of ownership for archiving solutions.
“The market is waiting for a state of the art archiving appliance solution that will effectively help index, preserve, and simplify day to day employee and email records and access management, achieve regulatory and eDiscovery compliance, and meet business continuity needs of organizations of all sizes at an affordable price,” Cobalt Computers president Paul Mazzucco said in a statement. “We tested over 15 different software and hardware compliance packages currently available in the market and found only one that met our level of quality and technical demands.”
According to its announcement, C3 helps businesses of all sizes safeguard against future litigation risks. It will effectively scale and optimize the exchange server storage infrastructure, and improve simple day to day employee email records and access management.
Sonasoft president and chief executive officer Andy Khanna said Sonasoft is delighted to partner with Cobalt Computer. “[T]his will benefit everyone in the value chain — channel partners, distributors and resellers,” Khanna said in a statement. “An email archiving appliance built on a robust server will open up tremendous opportunity for channel partners and will offer an affordable, plug and play solution for the end-user. We’re confident that this partnership will be mutually beneficial to both the companies and to our customers.”