Dell EMC recently announced the availability of the latest version of the Dell EMC Documentum Platform, their trusted enterprise content management repository. The latest version, Documentum 7.3, was designed to reduce cost of ownership and time spent on upgrades by creating easier delivery and deployment of new applications. The new product and enables a cloud-first strategy to address the demands of existing customers and the broader content management community.
“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 today’s announcement, we are well positioned to provide unprecedented agility and efficiency to help customers deliver applications at the speed of business.”
Documentum 7.3 boasts the following upgrades to make managing your content easier and more cost effective than ever before:
Open Source and Cloud Support
Documentum 7.3’s database and operating system enhancements result in costs savings of 60-80%. New open source server stack functionality is certified for Documentum 7.3 and 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.
Continuous Deployment & Reduced Downtime
Documentum 7.3 also offers customers potential time savings of up to 75% 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. Documentum 7.3 and compatible components are also optionally packaged within portable, lightweight, production-ready reference images compatible with Docker runtime engines at no cost to customers.
With the SimShip feature, all products within the Documentum family – 18 products and connectors – have been certified to work seamlessly with the latest platform. This allows customers to immediately tap into new features and benefits, eliminating delays and incompatibility issues. The day-one access can facilitate as much as a 25% longer solution life for organizations, maximizing the return on investment (ROI) of the upgrade.
Improved System Performance and Smaller Footprint
Documentum 7.3 also moves above and beyond customer expectations for continuous delivery by introducing application container support with Docker. Docker containers enjoy small footprints that reduce the number of physical or virtual servers required to run an application. Unlike BareMetal or virtual machine deployments, Docker containers do not have separate operating systems and can easily share resources, and Docker systems can host multiple versions or configurations of the same application container. As a result, system performance benefits from the smaller footprint and shared resources are better utilized, resulting in reduced hardware and operating costs.
Extending Investment Value
In addition, Documentum 7.3 is engineered to work “better together” with the LEAP Platform and apps (announced today) through a hybrid layer. This layer allows customers to extend the value of their current investments in Documentum (or InfoArchive) by seamlessly accessing the complementary capabilities of LEAP, which is designed to address use cases that are better suited to exchanging content outside the firewall in a secure way.
Documentum 7.3 is available through the beta program now, and will be generally available before December 31, 2016.
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