LONDON, March 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- RainStor , an infrastructure software company that provides the leading repository for historical structured data, today announced a new partnership with Group 2000 to deliver data retention solutions in the telecommunications market. Group 2000, an innovative company delivering Network Forensics, Communication Services and ICT Services, will embed RainStor within its LIMA Lawful Interception and Data Retention products.

Group 2000 helps telecommunication service operators, Internet service providers and governments solve communication and security issues in more than 20 countries. LIMA is Group 2000's portfolio for lawful interception and data retention products that provide reliable and cost-effective solutions for all types of communication networks and data. The solutions can be set up in a company's own network as a Corporate Data Retention solution or hosted within an ASP model as a Managed Data Retention service.

Under the EU Data Retention Directive, operators and ISP's across Europe are facing laws that demand them to store the traffic data records of the communications they handle for their customers, says Richard Coppens, managing director of Group 2000. The volume of data that these operators will be expected to retain is also growing as they launch new services and IP traffic increases. In response to these challenges, we've enhanced our data retention solutions to help customers minimize the upfront investment and ongoing operational costs of complying with these regulations. When we were looking for a technology partner to support this effort, we found that RainStor's extreme data compression, support for commodity hardware and ease of maintenance made it an obvious choice as our underlying data management platform.

Group 2000 is the latest independent software vendor (ISV) and system integrator to join the Powered by RainStor partner program and embed RainStor within its online data retentions solutions. We continue to attract ISVs looking for easier and more cost-effective ways to retain historical data within their solutions, says Julian Cook, VP marketing and business development at RainStor. In the telecommunications industry many operators are only just beginning to understand the cost and complexity of complying with data retention mandates using traditional database and data warehouse technologies. We're delighted that after an extensive evaluation of our technology, Group 2000 is convinced that we lead the market in reducing the hardware and resources required for information storage, retrieval and handover. The combination of Group 2000's expertise in this area and our pioneering technology will deliver real value to Group 2000 customers.

About RainStor

RainStor is a technology pioneer in online information preservation. The company's specialized data repository significantly reduces the total cost of preserving information through extreme data compression, simplified data management and near-perfect scalability on commodity hardware. RainStor enables partners including Informatica, Adaptive Mobile and OnPoint Technologies to deliver online data retention solutions that reduce the cost and complexity of preserving information in the enterprise or the cloud. RainStor is the optimal data management and storage technology for application archiving, application retirement, SaaS Data Escrow(TM), and log and security event management solutions.

RainStor is a privately held company with offices in San Francisco, USA and Gloucester, UK. For more information, visit

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