Previously called Exchange Archive Solution, EAS was originally developed by EDUCOM TS, Inc., an Ottawa-based software development firm. The first release of EAS occurred on March 15, 2000. EAS was sold as commercial software for local [on-premise] installation. EAS was designed to archive content from Microsoft Exchange to help organizations comply with legal requirements for E-mail retention, to reduce storage load of Microsoft Exchange, improve backup, and for .pst file management.
From 2000 to 2004, EDUCOM released multiple new versions, gained market share, and was eventually acquired by Zantaz, Inc. in 2004. Over the next year, Zantaz added additional functionality, released version 4.0, and officially renamed the product to Enterprise Archive Solution.
In 2005, EAS was being used by more than 2 million users globally and was a leading solution in the archiving market as characterized by analyst IDC. In 2007, Zantaz customers included 9 of the 10 top global law firms, 11 of the Fortune 25 and 14 of the top 20 Financial Securities firms. This legacy of market-leadership remains today.
On July 24, 2007, EAS was acquired by Autonomy, Inc. of Cambridge, UK. Shortly after the acquisition, Autonomy announced that EAS was integrated with Autonomy’s IDOL search technology. Gartner repeatedly rated Zantaz and Autonomy’s archiving solution as one of the top three in the market.
On October 3, 2011, EAS was acquired by Hewlett Packard, Inc. of Palo Alto, CA. In order to ensure the ongoing development of EAS for their worldwide customer base, Hewlett Packard chose Capax Discovery as their exclusive licensee in perpetuity for all of their on-premise archive solutions [EAS, CAMM, NearPoint, HPCA].
On July 29, 2014, EAS was acquired by Capax Discovery, Inc. headquartered in Williamsville, NY.
- EAS version 1.0 was released March 15, 2000, by Educom
- EAS was acquired by Zantaz, Inc. on February 18, 2004
- EAS version 4.0 was released October 19, 2004, by Zantaz
- EAS acquired by Autonomy on July 24, 2007
- EAS version 6.1 with IDOL released October 9, 2007, by Autonomy
- EAS was acquired by HP on Oct 3, 2011
- EAS version 6.4 was released Nov 22, 2011, by HP
- EAS was acquired by Capax Discovery on July 29, 2014
- EAS version 6.8 was released March 30, 2015, by Capax Discovery
- EAS version 8.0 was released January 1, 2018, by Capax Discovery
- EAS version 9.0 was released in 2019 by Capax EAS
- EAS version 10.0 will be released by Capax EAS