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New Nexsan Assureon Cloud Transfer Reduces Storage Costs and Improves Security
Earlier this week, Nexsan unveiled its Assureon Cloud Transfer for customers to migrate or copy data to and from public cloud platforms.  The company is also updating its on-premise archive storage to provide long-term data protection and retention. 

Company officials say the Assureon Cloud Transfer enables customers to reduce storage costs by offloading cold data to a secure Assureon on-premise hardware platform.

"Using cloud storage for all types of data, including long-term and sensitive information, is like deciding to store most of your property in a rented storage unit rather than in your own home," said Gary Watson, Co-Founder and CTO, Nexsan. "While it certainly is easy and sometimes makes sense to store some extra items this way temporarily, when it comes to a valid long-term strategy, the most secure and cost-efficient method is to keep permanent and valuable items close to home.

Assureon Cloud Transfer makes it easier, and extremely cost effective, to move valuable data back on-premise for greater security and control, or to keep the authoritative copy in-house while allowing cloud-based copies to be deleted to save money whenever desired."

The new feature reduces premium costs associated with keeping data in the public cloud, providing data portability while reducing risk of cloud vendor lock in. Assureon Cloud Transfer optimizes demands on data backup infrastructure. In addition, organizations can set policies to automate the process, allowing cold data to move freely and automatically from and to the cloud to Assureon while retaining access to all files from any desired cloud server instance.

Nexsan's Assureon on-premise archive hardware is designed to protect data for long-term storage of important digital assets. Assureon implements a unique file fingerprinting and asset serialization process combined with metadata authenticated by a private blockchain. This enables automated integrity audits, providing positive assurance of the completeness and authenticity of business records.

Assureon also provides a suite of defenses against ransomware and other threats that mimic the permissions of genuine users to cause damage. The solution can also be configured to support popular regulatory or compliance regimens including HIPAA, SEC17a-4 and GDPR.

"The addition of Assureon Cloud Transfer is the first step in Nexsan's long term cloud strategy. It's ideal for customers looking to improve security while also significantly reducing data storage costs. Although it has many use cases, the launch is particularly timely as it coincides with the GDPR deadline. GDPR is the rebirth of archive. ACT gives enterprises more control of their archived data whether it resides in the cloud or on-premise - ticking all of the boxes around GDPR compliance," commented George Crump, president and founder of Storage Switzerland.
Published Thursday, June 07, 2018 2:26 PM by David Marshall
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