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The Many Faces of Unified Storage

Everyone is talking about Unified Storage these days. Although it can mean different things at the system-level and at the drive-level, it all comes down to a simplified, easier to manage, sustainable storage solution. As John Webster at CNET explains in his blog “Is it unified or un-unified storage?”  system storage vendors offer the flexibility [...]

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Government Certifies Seagate Self-Encrypting Enterprise Drives

Seagate today announced it is first to achieve the government’s FIPS security certification for its full family of enterprise Self-Encryping Drives (SED). This is big news for Seagate, and it’s great that the company can now service government accounts with FIPS 140-2 certified encrypted storage.  Seagate’s full breadth of Cheetah, Constellation, and Savvio SED families [...]

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Overwriting Data and Wiping Drives is NOT the Best Way to Protect your Data!

When hard drives are retired and moved outside your control, the data on those drives is put at significant risk. IT departments routinely retire drives for a variety of reasons, including:   •   Returning drives for warranty, repair or expired lease agreements   •   Removal and disposal of drives   •   Re-purposing drives for other [...]

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RSA is the place to be for a security geek

With the threat of cyber attacks / cyber warfare growing daily, it’s important to understand enterprise cyber security – and the best place (in the USA) to learn about what’s going on in this dynamic field is at the annual RSA Conference this week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.  This…

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Constellation ES – the brightest new star in the Seagate Enterprise galaxy!

This 4th generation 7200-RPM drive with its’ 2TB capacity is a perfect fit for the data-hungry organization that needs to house up to 76TB of data in every square foot of floor space in their data center or data closet and doing so without breaking the bank. The 3.5-inch Seagate® Constellation™…

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Secure data disposal is no longer a nice-to-have

Data has become the most valued (and proprietary) asset for most businesses.  So why do they dispose of it with less discretion than consumers apply to their electric bill? Granted, IT departments can’t just put their old disk drives through a paper shredder.  But there are now simple and incredibly effective encryption methods to guarantee that no [...]

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Self-Encrypting Drives Save Time, Money and Face too!

As gold hit its’ record high of $1,226.10 an ounce this week, it’s one of the safest investments out there … as is the data security offered with Self-Encrypted Drive (SED) technology. There are two clear-cut reasons to configure your enterprise data center servers and storage arrays with SED…

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The encryption stimulus plan

Here’s a favorite post from my other blog Storage Effect: Source: creditloan.com A fellow employee once asked me, “Why isn’t it illegal for companies to use non-encrypted drives in business computers?” Set aside the logistical issues, and that’s a really good question. Day after day we read about exposed personal data, both lost and stolen. Beyond [...]

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Self-encrypting drives: destroy the data, not the drive

  SearchStorage is reporting today on the lengths to which companies go to destroy their old data. It’s not as easy as you might think. They quote an Enterprise Strategy Group survey from June 2009 that shows how serious this data demolition business is for most companies: 82% have formal data destruction policies in place 53% [...]

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“Greening” Business Security

As luck would have it, in addition to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this week I stumbled on the realization that corporations can now get “in-the-green” by leveraging their existing IP network for all of their physical security needs in addition to their normal business data. As a member of our digital surveillance team here at [...]

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