Available online and at Data Center World 2012, white paper describes importance of erasing hardware in the cloud, including physical and logical drives, storage systems and targeted files
DATA CENTER WORLD 2012, LAS VEGAS, March 19, 2012 /CNW/ - With continued adoption of public, private and hybrid cloud computing solutions, 92% of key IT decision makers in a recent corporate survey indicated that they intend to pursue data center projects in 2012. As data related to these projects proliferates, there is a growing need for technologies that efficiently and effectively secure information on data center equipment. In a new white paper, titled "Data Erasure Solutions for Data Center and Cloud Computing Security," Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, highlights the importance of certified, auditable and automated data erasure in protecting information on equipment slated for reuse or retirement.
"Data centers are complex hardware environments, with equally complex data erasure needs," said Markku Willgren, President, US Operations, for Blancco. "By providing centralized, automated data removal for a wide range of hardware, certified data erasure ensures efficient operations while protecting both information and investments in costly data center equipment that can be reused or resold. It also provides a detailed erasure report, which is essential for working in industries that operate under a growing number of standards and regulations, such as HIPAA in healthcare and PCI DSS in retail."
Attendees of Data Center World 2012, held March 18-22 at the Mirage Hotel and Event Center in Las Vegas, can obtain a copy of the new white paper at Booth 630. Blancco will showcase its diverse solutions for automating erasure of data center equipment in various physical and logical scenarios, as described in the white paper and online:
- Files - Target specific files and folders across the network for interval-driven erasure, as with PCI DSS requirements
- Physical Drives - Simultaneously erase up to 16 hard drives outside the original host, as with loose drives from SAN servers
- Logical Drives - Remotely erase LUNs in an active storage environment where the host computer cannot be rebooted
- Servers - Use servers as the platform for erasing all connected drives, internal or external
- Storage Systems - Erase 200+ Serial ATA, SAS, SCSI, and Fiber Channel disks in high-end server and SAN environments
At Data Center World 2012, attendees can also see a presentation from Willgren on "Simplifying Compliance with Automated and Auditable Data Erasure." The presentation will be held March 20 at 10:45am in Grand Ballroom DE.
Blancco is the proven data erasure solution for millions of users around the globe. As the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, Blancco offers the most certified data erasure solutions within the industry. The company serves users across a wide range of industries, including banking, finance, government and defense. The company's products are highly valued by IT asset disposal professionals around the world. Blancco operates from an extensive network of international offices and partners across Europe, North America, Middle East, Asia and Australasia. More information is available at http://www.blancco.com.
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For further information:
Markku Willgren, President, US Operations
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