NEC's (NASDAQ:NIPNY) HYDRAstor HS8 grid storage platform has completed successful interoperability testing with Symantec's (NASDAQ:SYMC) Enterprise Vault. The combined solution offers companies an integrated enterprise archive on a scalable storage platform to help them manage data, not just infrastructure.

HYDRAstor's unified grid storage platform optimized for both backup and archive includes self-aware, self-healing servers with no single point of failure and no central resource bottleneck. It offers unrestricted independent linear scalability; data integrity and protection; simplified management of all backup and archive storage; and global de-duplication for both backup and archive.

"Today's increasingly stringent backup and archive requirements are driving the need for advanced storage solutions that offer enhanced flexibility and intelligence to leverage resources for better data protection, performance and scope, while reducing complexity and cost," Karen Dutch, vice president of advanced storage products at NEC, said in a statement. "Achieving qualification with Symantec Enterprise Vault enables our NEC HYDRAstor customers to more effectively reach those goals."