Nexsan Upgrades Assureon

Nexsan introduces Assureon 6.0 to enable archiving-as-a-service

October 6, 2008

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Nexsan, a leading provider of energy-efficient, long-term storage, today announced the availability of Assureon 6.0, the next generation of its high-performance, disk-based green archiving solution. Assureon 6.0 is the industrys first green archive-as-a-service solution. It can be easily partitioned into an unlimited number of secure archives and is dually suited for use in an externally hosted archiving-as-a-service model or by corporations as either a traditional archive or a hosted archive for separate business units or remote locations.

Assureon 6.0 obliterates the object count limitations that plague previous content addressable storage (CAS) archives. These older archives are limited by the total number of files/objects that can be stored. In many cases, customers have significant amounts of storage space available, but have reached their maximum object count and are therefore restricted from using their full storage capacity.

Rather than adding large, expensive databases, as other providers do to increase storage and object limits, Assureon 6.0 easily scales to support multiple virtual file systems. Each of these is an independent, private and secure CAS archive within one larger consolidated or federated archive, providing the unique benefit of physical separation of individual customers’ data. This multi-tenant approach is much more economical and efficient than previous, non-virtual approaches to archive-as-a-service.

For these reasons, Assureon 6.0 is ideal for managed service providers interested in storing data from up to several hundred subscription-based customers on a single remote server while ensuring the strictest privacy for that data. The product is also well-suited for large corporate environments where data segmentation between divisions or business units is essential. Thanks to Assureon 6.0’s secure multi-tenant functionality, customers can easily add additional storage capacity without compromising data integrity.

Jack Henry & Associates, a leading financial services IT provider, has incorporated Assureon 6.0 as the underlying archive architecture for its new Synergy™ Express modular software-as-a-service (SaaS) enterprise content management (ECM) solution. Jack Henry is already offering this service to its customers in the financial services market, as well as other industries that are attracted by the minimal capital investment required by a subscription-based service model.

According to Stacey Zengel, general manager of imaging solutions for Jack Henry & Associates, "SaaS solutions are attracting significant and growing interest from diverse businesses that want to largely operate in-house but outsource the hardware component of their systems. This hybrid operating environment enables businesses to retain complete control over their operations while reducing their information technology expenditures, compliance initiatives, and security risks. With Synergy Express, our customers remain responsible for managing their own ECM content, which is pushed to our secure storage facility and replicated to another geographic location for disaster recovery purposes. With its high reliability and performance, the Nexsan Assureon 6.0 has proven to be an ideal image storage component for our new service."

Nexsan Technologies Inc.

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