Dell EMC Documentum now promises 60-80% cost savings

documentumDell EMC Enterprise Content Division (ECD), a provider of enterprise content management industry, announced the general availability of the latest version of the Dell EMC Documentum Platform.

Documentum 7.3 significantly reduces total cost of ownership (TCO) and time associated with upgrades by creating easier delivery.

The solution is expected to deliver 30-40 percent infrastructure savings; 70-80 percent database savings; and 30-75 percent upgrade time savings, Dell EMC said.

Documentum 7.3’s database and operating system enhancements result in costs savings of 60-80 percent, the company said.  The cost reduction is mainly attributed to the open source server stack functionality.

The solution is based on open-source software, including Linux OS (Ubuntu, CentOS) and PostgreSQL database. The elimination of commercial software licensing (Microsoft, Oracle) that results from the open source availability can dramatically reduce the potential costs of ECM solutions.

Additionally, Dell EMC provides support for cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platforms, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, giving customers access to a variety of cloud storage options.

Documentum 7.3 also offers customers potential time savings of up to 75 percent with continuous deployment and integration functionality. These features include backwards-compatible, binary-only version updates through Stateless Documentum that can be applied to existing Documentum repositories without forced changes.

“Today, nearly all enterprise organizations take a ‘virtualized-server-only’ approach to new applications in their datacenter,” said Mark Arbour, head of Product Management for Documentum Products, Dell EMC Enterprise Content Division.

“This push toward virtualization and cost reduction has driven adoption of the ‘software-defined datacenter’ worldwide as IT faces pressures to compete with external commercial services.”

With the SimShip feature, all products within the Documentum family – 18 products and connectors – have been certified to work seamlessly with the latest platform.  The day-one access can facilitate as much as a 25 percent longer solution life for organizations, maximizing the return on investment (ROI) of the upgrade.

Documentum 7.3 also introduces application container support with Docker containers. It is also engineered to work “better together” with the LEAP Platform and apps (announced today) through a hybrid layer.

Documentum 7.3 is available through the beta program now and will be generally available before December 31, 2016.

Rajani Baburajan

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