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Backup & Recovery

When critical applications fail, the businesses they support are put at risk.  But the need to recover an application and its data shouldn’t spell disaster, which is why Imation delivers backup and recovery storage solutions that provide simple, fast, and ultra-reliable data protection.

Backup and recovery is the first step to a healthy storage design, and protecting and efficiently getting business applications back to work is a top priority. Imation builds backup and recovery storage solutions to ensure that the ultra-reliable storage system you use to protect your data will easily, quickly and efficiently provide recovery, whenever you need it.

Imation backup and recovery storage solutions all have built-in features to help protect and recover data. In addition, we work with leading software suppliers to integrate, test, and certify that our solutions ensure seamless deployment within existing infrastructures for the maximum leverage of existing investments.

Recommended Imation Solutions For Backup & Recovery

NEXSAN E-SERIES V: THE SWEET SPOT FOR BACKUP AND RECOVERY

The Nexsan E-Series disk arrays are ideal for backup and recovery applications where cost-effective performance and expandable capacity are desired. They combine enterprise-class features and ease of use with Imation’s highly efficient storage technologies to provide an unmatched combination of high density, ultra-reliable space and energy efficiency, enabling it to deliver the industry’s best price/performance value in a scalable disk solution.

VM Storage

Flexibile And Scalable VM Storage

Storage virtualization technologies have proven to be a staple for IT infrastructures, with the major benefit being resource consolidation, reducing the overall amount of hardware and the cost to operate and manage it.

Virtualized environments depend heavily on the random I/O performance of the storage system. Nexsan’s NST5000 unified hybrid storage system is the ideal choice for VM storage on Network Attached Storage (NAS) featuring NFS, or on advanced iSCSI block storage.

Recommended Nexsan Solutions For VM Storage

NST5000 UNIFIED HYBRID STORAGE

The Nexsan NST5000 is a high-capacity, high-performance, enterprise-class unified storage system that’s ideal for VM storage. It features FASTier®, an SSD cache delivering blazing performance in a high performance system designed to excel in virtualized, highly random I/O environments. The NST5000 also includes snapshots, replication, quotas/thin provisioning, no single point-of-failure configuration and much more. NST5000 storage pools feature virtualized, online capacity expansion so administrators can add capacity as needed without any disruption to users or applications.

Imation’s Nexsan storage solutions have been certified with VMware, Microsoft and Citrix.

Archive

Offload NAS

Data such as photographs, video, medical records, scanned documents, court evidence, reports, experimental results and email messages do not change. Rather than fill expensive primary NAS with this data, and then wasting time and media backing it up repeatedly, it is best offloaded onto a data archiving storage system where it will be better protected yet fully available to users and applications.

Compliance

General-purpose NAS does not always meet demands for corporate compliance or government regulatory compliance. Data archiving storage is more secure than NAS because all files stored on the system are fingerprinted, optionally encrypted, stored in WORM (write once read many times) format, and protected with a lifetime policy, all in a security-hardened storage system with built-in, multi-site key management and full audit logs.

Cloud

General-purpose NAS does not meet demands storing or sharing sensitive data in a cloud. Assureon has built-in multi-tenancy that allows a cloud storage provider to service several customers securely off of one Assureon system. Customer’s data can be kept safe with the built-in encryption and multi-site key management of Assureon.

Recommended Nexsan Solutions For Secure Disk Archiving

ENTER ASSUREON®

Assureon offloads primary storage up to 66%, eliminating the need to buy expensive disk capacity and eases backups by migrating data to the cost-effective, highly secure, self-protecting and efficient Assureon archive based on established rules, and is ideal for multi-tenant cloud storage.

Disaster Recovery

Ensuring continuity is an important consideration for maintaining a healthy and prosperous business. If recovery is ever required by your organization, you’ll appreciate the simple, fast, and ultra-reliable data disaster recovery solutions from Imation. All our solutions deliver high density, power- and cost-saving storage for backup and data disaster recovery of your most critical information.

Because we understand that there’s a difference in the value of how various applications benefit business, we deliver a variety of solutions scaled to match mission objectives with built-in storage disaster recovery capabilities and features. We also work with leading software suppliers to integrate, test and certify that our solutions ensure seamless deployment within existing infrastructures for maximum leverage of investments.

Recommended Nexsan Solutions For Disaster Recovery

IMATION’S HIGHLY EFFICIENT NEXSAN E-SERIES DISK ARRAYS

All Nexsan storage products are based on a combination of enterprise-class, easy-to-use and highly efficient storage technologies that make them more reliable, less costly, and more space- and energy-efficient than alternatives on the market.

From small to large-scale business continuation requirements, the Nexsan E-Series V storage arrays provide proven dependability, performance, and certified interoperability necessary to protect or recover business application environments.

And when it comes to protecting an enterprise’s data at minimal cost, the Nexsan E-Series offers the high capacity and storage density required, at a price point that makes it the smart data protection choice for medium-sized businesses and mid-tier deployments in large organizations.

Bulk Storage

Datacenters are taxed with efficiently storing growing volumes of data. Rack space is at a premium, and power and cooling costs have to be minimized. The ability to modularly add SATA, SAS SSDs is highly desirable. Dense storage is ideal because it saves rack space and minimizes wire interconnects, which are potential failure points. Support for snapshots, replication and disaster recovery directly by the disk array is usually required as well.

Recommended Nexsan Storage Solutions For Bulk Storage

NEXSAN E-SERIES: EASY, EFFICIENT AND ENTERPRISE-CLASS

High-density, reliability and efficiency make the Nexsan E60VT an ideal choice for long-term bulk storage. Mix and match SATA, SAS and SSD drives for up to 240TB in 4U. Add to that a suite of enterprise-class features including dual controllers, Anti-vibration Design™, Cool Drive Technology™, AutoMAID® energy saving technology, and no single point of failure reliability

Surveillance

By its very nature, surveillance requires significant storage, as organizations need to have 24×7 accountability to ensure the security of their facilities. However, most businesses often end up spending more than they need to meet their digital video surveillance storage needs.

Using a typical configuration of 10 cameras running at 15 frames per second, a low-density and low-cost block storage solution, such as the Nexsan E18 RAID array is capable of storing well over a hundred days of round-the-clock surveillance storage. The highly efficient E-Series storage systems are the perfect solution for the vast majority of DVS customers, where camera recording stops and starts using motion detection analytics. E-Series delivers the performance and efficiency required while offering choice in capacity to meet varying deployment needs.

Recommended Nexsan Solutions For Surveillance

NEXSAN E-SERIES: COST EFFICIENT HIGH DENSITY

Nexsan E-Series V is high-capacity, ultra-dense and ultra-reliable. Supporting high-capacity SATA drives, E-Series V is an ideal choice for DVS applications. Easily add modular capacity to tailor to specific needs today and into the future.

Enterprise-class features include Cool Drive Technology™, Active Drawer Technology™ for easy expansion by one person while remaining online, and more.

Cloud Storage

If the delivery of cloud services is important to you, then you already understand that to prosper in today’s economy, you need to count on the rapid delivery of scalable best-in-class services, cost containment and risk reduction. Cloud data storage services are built on technologies that meet these objectives.

But not all technologies are created equal. And that’s why Imation’s highly efficient storage solutions are built to augment the inherent value created by delivering services through the cloud.

Imation’s enterprise-class, easy-to-use and efficient storage solutions offer the best value within an organization’s storage infrastructure, particularly for medium-sized businesses and mid-tier deployments in large organizations. That’s because Nexsan offers a unique combination of cost-effective, high-density, scalable storage built to work hand in glove with software used to create cloud-computing infrastructures. And Nexsan storage solutions are also peerless when it comes to energy efficiency–in some cases, providing up to 87% better efficiency when compared to competing solutions.

Recommended Nexsan Solutions For Cloud

CLOUD COMPATIBILITY

Imation’s Nexsan solutions are certified with VMware, Hyper-V and Citrix, making them ideal for any infrastructure that must accommodate the cloud and virtualization. Nexsan E-Series V disk arrays delivers high-capacity, high-performance, enterprise-class RAID disk storage array systems using SSD, and SAS drives that delivers performance at a fraction of the cost of other competing solutions.

By Industry

Financial Services

The financial services industry is extremely transaction-oriented, requiring a high degree of data input and output activity. From securities to banking and beyond, financial service providers face the challenge of storing and accessing reams of data to properly serve their customers. Two needs emerge in this environment: high performance tier-1 storage to handle massive amounts of transactions and long-term bulk storage to retain records and track transaction histories. Add compliance and regulatory requirements and the challenge becomes even greater.

Recommended Imation Solutions For Financial Services

IMATION’S HIGHLY EFFICIENT AND RELIABLE STORAGE SOLUTIONS

Imation’s Nexsan E-Series disk arrays are ideal for backup and recovery applications where cost-effective performance and expandable capacity are desired. They combine enterprise-class features and ease of use with Nexsan’s highly efficient storage technologies to provide an unmatched combination of high density, ultra-reliable space and energy efficiency, enabling it to deliver the industry’s best price/performance value in a scalable disk solution.

Finally, in cases where data security is paramount, the Nexsan Assureon®system provides online archive capabilities with full auditing and tracking to meet compliance and regulatory needs.

All Nexsan products provide industry-leading reliability and highly efficient space and energy savings—and at a much lower cost than comparable competing solutions—making them ideal for the demanding needs of the financial services industry.

Healthcare & Life Sciences

A Patient Approach

From CT and PET scans to MRIs, EKGs to lab reports, ongoing patient electronic records to collaborative care, healthcare providers must manage mountains of data and canyons of capacity. The same holds true for researchers in the life sciences, whether they’re mapping DNA, sorting out protein changes or engaging in a host of other experiments. In an era where all records are migrating to the digital realm, the stakes for storage and retrieval in the healthcare and life sciences arenas continue to grow exponentially higher.

Recommended Imation Solutions For Healthcare & Life Sciences

A MATTER OF DENSITY AND COMPLIANCE

And when it comes to compliance and secure online archiving, Imation’s Nexsan Assureon® offers a secure solution designed to protect irreplaceable data. Unique in the industry, Assureon provides the privacy, integrity and longevity of a secure archive with the high-speed access of online disk drive technology, while meeting demands for all global regulatory compliance requirements.

The Nexsan E-Series disk arrays are ideal for backup and recovery applications where cost-effective performance and expandable capacity are desired. They combine enterprise-class features and ease of use with Nexsan’s highly efficient storage technologies to provide an unmatched combination of high density, ultra-reliable space and energy efficiency, enabling it to deliver the industry’s best price/performance value in a scalable disk solution.

Manufacturing & High Tech

Whether it’s building an airplane, assembling a lawnmower or creating a semiconductor chip, the manufacturing and high technology industries have to store and access endless amounts of data to track parts, monitor supply chains and meet requirements on the factory floor.

Much of the design work that previously was done on paper is now handled electronically, from computer-driven simulations to fluid computational dynamics to CAD applications and beyond. And while up-front design and manufacturing applications require tier-1 storage performance and density, those storage performance requirements fall off considerably once designs are completed and stored for the long term. As such, manufacturers and high tech companies alike require solutions that offer them efficient and cost-effective alternatives for recalling and retaining data securely into the future.

Recommended Imation Solutions For Manufacturing & High Tech

DENSE RELIABILITY

Imation’s Nexsan E-Series disk arrays are ideal for manufacturing and high-tech environments where cost-effective performance and expandable capacity are desired. They combine enterprise-class features and ease of use with Imation’s highly efficient storage technologies to provide an unmatched combination of high density, ultra-reliable space and energy efficiency, enabling it to deliver the industry’s best price/performance value in a scalable disk solution.

Media & Entertainment

Today’s media and entertainment industries are characterized by an ongoing migration to the digital realm. Whether it’s transporting old media such as movies on film into digitally encoded files, producing new content from scratch, engaging in post-production activities or recording and disseminating music, the evolution to a high-definition multimedia world requires massive amounts of data storage

Media and entertainment providers face the challenge of retaining all formats, from original files on through the multiple revisions entailed in post-production. The ability to store and access all this data in a cost-effective and efficient manner is key for these companies to remain competitive in today’s marketplace.

Recommended Imation Solutions For Media & Entertainment

OPTIMIZED FOR MEDIA-RICH ENVIRONMENTS

The Nexsan E-Series is high-capacity, ultra-dense and ultra-reliable. Supporting high-capacity SATA drives, E-Series is an ideal choice for video production and storage. Easily add modular capacity to expand your media archive.

Enterprise-class features include Cool Drive Technology™, Active Drawer Technology™ for easy expansion by one person while remaining online, and more.

Public Sector

Government agencies are faced with a number of challenges when considering their data storage needs. The immense amount of information that must be stored and accessed when it comes to processing census data, to name just one example, requires very-high-performance storage capable of handling literally millions of transactions

That high volume of transactions also holds true for a range of government applications as well. And as in so many other industries, once these transactions are handled, the public sector requires cost-effective solutions that meet long-term bulk storage requirements. Whether it’s providing social services, tracking property records or maintaining motor vehicle databases, the challenge remains the same. Database activities are frequently split into those that require high performance and those that focus on high density and capacity.

Recommended Imation Solutions For Public Sector

HIGHLY EFFICIENT STORAGE: UNCOMPROMISING VALUE

Imation’s Nexsan E-Series disk arrays are ideal for the public sector where cost-effective performance, power efficiency and expandable capacity are foremost. They combine enterprise-class features and ease of use with Imation’s highly efficient storage technologies to provide an unmatched combination of high density, ultra-reliable space and energy efficiency, enabling it to deliver the industry’s best price/performance value in a scalable disk solution. Imation’s Nexsan AutoMAID® energy-saving technology reduces power and cooling by up to 87% by intelligently putting inactive disks to sleep.

Science & Engineering

Scientific and engineering organizations all share one thing in common: the need to process, store and share access to massive amounts of data. Whether it’s conducting atom particle acceleration, physics or aerospace applications, seismic studies of the earth or drilling for oil far below the ocean’s surface, this industry segment is defined by a world where data rules supreme. But while customers in these industry segments almost always require high performance, because of their massive storage needs they also need cost-effective and efficient alternatives that help them save space, lower costs and reduce energy consumption

Recommended Imation Solutions For Science & Engineering

A DIFFERENT KIND OF STORAGE EXPERIENCE

Imation’s Nexsan E-Series disk arrays offer cost-effective performance, power efficiency and expandable capacity to accommodate the high volume data of the science and engineering industry. They combine enterprise-class features and ease of use with Imation’s highly efficient storage technologies to provide an unmatched combination of high density, ultra-reliable space and energy efficiency, enabling it to deliver the industry’s best price/performance value in a scalable disk solution. THe Nexsan AutoMAID® energy-saving technology reduces power and cooling by up to 87% by intelligently putting inactive disks to sleep