Friday, February 24, 2012

Nasuni Data Continuity

As a next-generation storage controller, one of the Filer’s most critical jobs is to ensure that a gold copy of your data and all its versions are periodically sent to the cloud, and that the data residing in your office for current use is in the form of copies. The Filer’s advanced, cloud-specific snapshot technology achieves just that. The Filer’s other most critical job is to encrypt the data with OpenPGP AES-256 at the edge, so the data can never be breached without your encryption keys (which we encourage you to hold in a secure offsite location). With the technology in place to assure that your data in the cloud is both fully versioned and secure, many exciting new features become possible.

These new controllers work seamlessly with the cloud to deliver Nasuni’s Data Continuity Services: global access, offsite protection, unprecedented ease of data restoration and recovery, rock-solid local performance and immediate access to as much storage as you need. Our system is secure, controlled by you, and backed by a robust service level agreement (SLA), so you can take advantage of the high efficiencies and cost effectiveness of the cloud with complete confidence.

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By: Nexsan
Among the priorities for efficient storage management is an appropriate protection architecture. This paper will examine how to architect storage subsystems to provide efficient protection as part of the backup and recovery process.
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Conquering Data-Intensive Biosciences Problems with SGI

Webinar Event

Tuesday, February 28th 

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Considering adding a vendor with a difference to your product portfolio?  Then join this webcast to hear more about the innovative work SGI products are involved in and create differentiation for your company. 

Next generation sequencing promises to revolutionize the way in which biological phenomenon are studied.  Unlike traditional Sanger sequencing, where production was measured in hundreds or thousands of bases, next generation sequencing, can produce billions of base pairs of data every day from whole genomes, specific tissues, or parts of the genome, during specific stages in an organism's development.  While this newfound ability to generate massive quantities of data has opened up novel avenues of study, it has challenged the existing computational infrastructure, including traditional distributed compute clusters.  

Hear how Dr. Matthew MacManes of UC Berkeley has been able to leverage the shared memory architecture of the SGI UV against problems that just a few years ago were considered intractable.  See how SGI solutions deliver the speed and scale for the most demanding computational workloads in biosciences. 

Learn more about:
  • How to accelerate genomics and imaging research using highly scalable shared memory
  • Addressing huge amounts of data and moving it quickly into and out of the system
  • Dr. Matthew MacManes Post-Doctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley
  • Jill Matzke, Director Product Marketing, SGI
Event Information:
  • Date: Tuesday, February 28th
  • Time: 4 PM GMT, 11 AM ET, 8 AM PT 

 For more information about how SGI can help you manage your big data needs,
please contact NavigateStorage

Thursday, February 23, 2012

HIPAA, SOX and SEC17 - Nexsan Assureon


Assureon provides a strong return on investment (ROI). It can offload more expensive primary storage to free up space for active data. Assureon will reduce the amount of data in monthly full backups, saving time, personnel and money.


All local and remote Assureons can be managed from a web browser within a single-pane-of-glass. The web-based GUI makes it easy to create retention rules and associate them with files and folders. Once installed onto the Windows Servers and configured, the Assureon Windows Client copies or moves files onto the Assureon, leaving a small shortcut file behind. Hyper speed restores are available, using the shortcuts.

Another way to utilize Assureon is with the Assureon Edge, an appliance that presents CIFS/NFS shares to Windows and UNIX/Linux environments. The Assureon Edge in turn stores all files on the Assureon.

All files can optionally be encrypted with AES-256. The built-in key manager ensures that all keys are safely stored in 3 locations worldwide. Industry-leading single point deletion technology permits Assureon to effectively delete all copies of a file worldwide by destroying the file's encryption key.
Users are authenticated with Active Directory or with digital certificates to ensure they can only get to files for which they are authorized. Audit trails report on user's activities such as file accesses and denials. Legal hold can be easily placed on any set of files, overriding their original retention periods.


Individual users do not to change how they work–archiving is transparent to them. Files and folders, though offloaded, appear to be in the same familiar locations thanks to the shortcut files that are left behind. Once archived, prior versions of files are available with the right click of the user's mouse in Windows Explorer. A web-based GUI makes it easy to search the entire archive with role-based restrictions. All existing applications work unaltered with Assureon because there are no special APIs required.


Each time a file is saved, it is fingerprinted so its history and contents cannot be altered after the fact. This write-once, read many time (WORM) storage mechanism is part of how Assureon meets even the strictest regulatory requirements such as HIPAA, SOX and SEC17.


Two copies of all files, along with their fingerprints, are stored on separate RAID disk sets. Two Assureon systems can be replicate to each other to protect against a site failure. Files are continually verified against their fingerprint, repaired with their copies and safeguarded by RAID disk arrays, for days or decades. Native active/active replication protects against site disasters with automatic failover while delivering increased performance over active/passive systems. Assureon supports both compliant and non-compliant policies simultaneously while competitors require two systems to be purchased in order to provide both. Files can be AES-256 encrypted. The keys are stored safely at 3 sites by the integrated key management service.


Multi-tenancy features allow service providers to offer archive as a service. This also allows large organizations to achieve strict separation of departments or projects. An on-premise Assureon can replicate to a cloud-based archive service, which is powered by Assureon.

NavigateStorage is an authorized Nexsan partner. Drop us a line and find out more.

The StoneFly USS™ Archiver fuses Tarmin's unique storage capabilities with StoneFly's robust IP SAN technology to deliver new levels of storage control, performance and value for medium sized organizations.

SILICON VALEY, Calif., Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- StoneFly, Inc. a leading supplier of integrated IP storage area network (SAN) systems has joined with the noted storage innovator, Tarmin, Inc. to deliver the StoneFly USS Archiver Appliance™. A comprehensive solution for the long-term management of unstructured data, the Archiver dramatically lowers data storage costs while powerfully addressing key data management considerations, including, Accessibility, Security and Compliance.

Featuring a complete Object-Based storage framework with rich Metadata management, policy-driven automation and native support for Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint, the Archiver is an ideal solution to a number of requirements.

"Delivering quality turnkey storage solutions is the core of StoneFly," says StoneFly President and CEO, Mo Tahmasebi. "By creating this innovative solution with Tarmin, we are able to offer our market with a sophisticated yet easily manageable enterprise class archiving solution."
"We have built our solution to directly address key challenges and business requirements surrounding the long term management and preservation of significant volumes of unstructured information," said Shahbaz Ali, CEO of Tarmin, Inc. "The Archiver delivers new levels of control and value via our next generation cloud ready architecture. We are pleased to be working with StoneFly and look forward to delivering sustaining value to our channel partners and end-users worldwide."

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