Arkivum Announces Huge Leap Forward with Release of v5.0 for Smart Digital Preservation, Data Safeguarding and Lifecycle Management

LONDON & BOSTON--()--Arkivum, the trusted software and service partner for long-term data lifecycle management and digital preservation are excited to announce version 5 of their product.

Arkivum version 5 is the first release incorporating open source technologies in our new microservices framework. This framework uses modern, industry standard technologies such as Elasticsearch and Apache Kafka to host existing, and build extended, capabilities for our product offering. Through this framework we can now offer our customers full cloud, multi-tenant SaaS (Software as a Service) deployments, which further reduces the TCO for their long-term data lifecycle management.

Shaped by the needs in the market, this new release provides customers with reduced total cost of ownership, improved usability and a simplified technology stack whilst adding valuable functionality to our end users.

New features include:

We have gone appliance free – meaning that all of your digital preservation tasks can be done from a single sign on and within a singular interface, simplifying what can be a complicated task.

All too often our customers are ingesting data with little or no context, so when this is the case we’re automatically extracting Dublin Core metadata from standard file formats ingested. Helping our customers to be able to organise it and locate it when needed in the future. Using capabilities within Apache Tika, we are able to offer clients the ability to auto-extract metadata from files through our platform – saving potential time and resources.

We can ingest content management packages meaning that metadata can be ingested at the same time – this also includes the PCDM structure for records management and eTMF metadata loads.

This feature allows users to ingest data in defined package formats, really useful in industries where fixed content formats and metadata is readily available e.g. eTMF contents, where the files and metadata are available in a company or industry standard format and are processed in a consistent way.

We have also added functionality which can be used to deal with long term GDPR compliance by way of Secure Exports (including Handling GDPR Data Subject Requests). Using the existing record management feature customers can export their selected data set, including data, metadata, chain of custody and audit trails in an easy-to-follow, machine readable format. Very important in handling data subject requests for GDPR, and also to provide evidence from the archive.

You spoke, we listened; we have introduced an easy to use dashboard. For customers who don’t want or aren’t ready for full integration of our APIs with their systems, we’ve exposed existing capabilities such as our advanced search capabilities, all the record management capabilities (including holding and removing holds from records and record sets) and Retention Policy Management into one central location, making it easier to get to the data you need quickly. Additionally, commonly used reports are available for administrators from the dashboard.

If you would like to find out more or have a more in depth discussion about what is included in the latest version of Arkivum software please get in touch.

Contacts

Arkivum
Rebecca Hicks
Head of Marketing
01249405060
Becks.hicks@arkivum.com

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