Retain Awarded 2016 InfoTech Spotlight Big Data As-a-Service Excellence Award

Retain Cloud Archiving Recognized for Innovation and Leadership in Enterprise Information Archiving

27 October 2016

GWAVA, a Micro Focus company announced today that Retain Cloud Archiving has been named a 2016 Big Data As-a-Service Excellence Award winner by TMCnet and InfoTech Spotlight magazine. TMCnet and InfoTech Spotlight are leading online resources for the communications and technology industries.

Retain provides unified archiving of all business communication including archiving email, social media, and mobile communication data for case assessment, search, and eDiscovery. It can be deployed on-prem or in the cloud. This includes email archiving for Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Gmail, and Micro Focus GroupWise email platforms. Retain Mobile archives mobile device communication data for Android, BlackBerry, and iOS, including SMS/text messages, BBM Messages, BBM Protected, phone call logs, and PIN Messages. Retain Social provides monitoring and data insight into message context and tone of all posts for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Vimeo, Flickr, Pinterest, and Google+(on and off network).

“GWAVA is honored to receive this award and recognition from TMCnet.  Retain is the fastest growing and most comprehensive next-generation archiving solution available in the marketplace” said Christina Wood, Senior Director of Global Marketing, GWAVA.  “More than 3000 customers in over 65 countries depend on Retain to ensure compliance, govern their information, and provide organizational insights.”

Big Data-as-a-Service (BDaas) is the next iteration of the cloud model. Leveraging several of its predecessors (SaaS, PaaS, etc.), it allows smaller businesses to become part of the Big Data revolution, and leverage the information available to extract actionable intelligence to drive better products, better brands, and better businesses.

The 2016 Big Data As-a-Service Excellence Award recognizes BDaaS solutions that help companies store and analyze data, driving intelligent business decisions.

“GWAVA has displayed its commitment to quality and innovation in the development of the exploding big data industry,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “I look forward to witnessing continued excellence from GWAVA and their efforts toward helping companies store, manage, and analyze data to improve their businesses.”


For more than a decade, GWAVA remains unsurpassed at protecting electronic messaging infrastructures and providing those systems with superior unified archiving. The Retain Unified Archiving solution by GWAVA enables organizations to seamlessly archive all electronic communication data, including email (Exchange, Office 365, Gmail and GroupWise), social media, instant messaging, and mobile communication – in one central location. GWAVA is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec with offices throughout the US, Germany, and the United Kingdom. GWAVA maintains a network of global strategic partners with BlackBerry, Samsung, Microsoft, Novell, and Verizon. GWAVA’s key industry verticals include, Government, Education, Financial Services, Legal, and Healthcare. Information on GWAVA can be found at

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GWAVA Contact
Christina Wood
Senior Director of Global Marketing
1-866-464-9282 x302

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Jessica Seabrook
Marketing Director
203-852-6800, ext. 170

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