Feeds

Nexsan shrink-wraps archiving

A Centera for the rest of us...

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Storage subsystem developer Nexsan Technologies has introduced two standardised file archiving appliances, aimed at helping small and mid-sized businesses store their digital documents online.

The Assureon NX is 3.7TB of content-addressable storage (CAS) and allows archived data to be retrieved using a file manager. The Assureon SA holds less, at 2TB, because it adds indexing and a browser-based search engine for faster retrieval. Nexsan claims that 2TB is enough for around 20 million documents.

Both can be replicated for security, and their files are accessible to other systems on the network via CIFS or NFS. They list at £26,500 for the NX and £35,000 for the SA.

The two appliances are simplified versions of Nexsan's existing enterprise-class Assureon GX archive, which is pitched directly against EMC's Centera, said Nexsan's European sales director Andy Hill. All three are based on software which Nexsan acquired when it bought software developer Evertrust in 2005 as part of its long-term plan to get away from just selling SATA-based disk storage.

Unlike the GX, the new models are not designed to be expandable. "When it fills, you buy another," Hill said. "The new versions are intended to make archiving simpler and cheaper to implement.

"Static files are a huge growth area, and not many others have a content engine with search capabilities. It could be complementary to email archiving software, for example."

He added that the Assureons have full file-level connectivity and the ability to apply rules and policies to the archive - for example, to offer documents up for deletion once their legal retention period is past. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online
Now you can run your own intelligence agency
Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP
Fat fingered geo-block kept Aussies in the dark
NASA launches new climate model at SC14
75 days of supercomputing later ...
Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! bungle!
Weekend woe for BT as telco struggles to restore service
Cloud unicorns are extinct so DiData cloud mess was YOUR fault
Applications need to be built to handle TITSUP incidents
BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from?
Don't worry about that cable, it's part of the config
Stop the IoT revolution! We need to figure out packet sizes first
Researchers test 802.15.4 and find we know nuh-think! about large scale sensor network ops
SanDisk vows: We'll have a 16TB SSD WHOPPER by 2016
Flash WORM has a serious use for archived photos and videos
Astro-boffins start opening universe simulation data
Got a supercomputer? Want to simulate a universe? Here you go
prev story

Whitepapers

Driving business with continuous operational intelligence
Introducing an innovative approach offered by ExtraHop for producing continuous operational intelligence.
Why CIOs should rethink endpoint data protection in the age of mobility
Assessing trends in data protection, specifically with respect to mobile devices, BYOD, and remote employees.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Mitigating web security risk with SSL certificates
Web-based systems are essential tools for running business processes and delivering services to customers.