SOURCE: Nexsan

September 07, 2007 08:00 ET

Nexsan Debuts Secure Archiving at IBC

Assureon Provides Simple and Secure Archiving Capabilities for Long-Term Preservation of TV, Film and Video Content

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - September 7, 2007) - Nexsan Technologies, the leader in energy saving storage systems, will today debut Assureon, its secure archiving solutions for the film and TV industry, at the IBC Exhibition being held at the RAI Conference Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 7th - 11th September 2007, Stand 7.901.

IBC marks the European show debut for two new Assureon models launched earlier this year. The new appliances -- Assureon SA™ and Assureon NX™ -- provide simple and secure archiving capabilities for all types of entertainment and content creation including TV, film and video production, broadcast and long-term preservation.

Nexsan's Assureon SA Searchable Archive Appliance is a complete disk-based archiving solution for up to 20 million files that offers a browser-type search engine for rapid file retrieval of audio recordings, video, music, blogs, IP video, streaming content and alike. Users can input key words or phrases to search for documents of any age regardless of whether records about the author or the date of origin are still known.

The Assureon family of disk-based archive systems delivers the highest levels of data security by combining hardware-accelerated data encryption with remote data replication and integrated information lifecycle management (ILM). Assureon is built around a "hardened" disk-based archive with an elite set of storage applications designed to meet the customer's backup, disaster recovery, security and compliance standards while delivering fast, easy and continuous access to fixed-content data at the lowest possible cost per terabyte. De-duplication functionality extends Assureon's backup appliance operations to control the number of instances of a file in the store.

Further, Assureon has automated "set and forget" functions enabling IT professionals with little or no archival experience to quickly deploy the system with confidence.

"TV and film organisations are creating terabytes to petabytes of video and film content, audio recordings, music, blogs, IP video and other new media content but lack the resources to proactively manage, protect and preserve this critical long-term data," said Gary Watson, Chief Technology Officer at Nexsan. "Assureon eliminates the need to store infrequently accessed data and fixed content on costly primary storage; reduces the management burden and service provider expense needed to protect, recover and access long-term data and dramatically reduces power, cooling and square footage costs associated with long-term disk-based storage."

Like all Nexsan storage solutions, Assureon is Green Storage enabled delivering dramatic power savings. Assureon utilizes Nexsan's AutoMAID™ (Automatic Massive Array of Idle Disks) technology allowing it to power down disk drives to conserve energy yet provide near-instantaneous access to data.

Conventional fibre channel storage consumes 187KW of energy per petabyte. In contrast, an Assureon system in Level 3 AutoMAID idle mode consumes just 6KW.

The IBC Exhibition features more than 800 companies showcasing the latest technology and foremost business ideas in broadcasting and media. As the leading international event for professionals involved in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content, IBC attracts over 40,000 attendees from more than 120 different countries. Additional information on the conference is available at

About Nexsan Technologies

Nexsan Technologies is the worldwide leader in secure and energy-efficient storage solutions. Nexsan delivers secure storage appliances and modular, high capacity disk storage systems for a broad range of applications including fixed content storage and archiving, compliance and litigation support, primary storage, disk-based backup, digital video security, medical imaging, email and rich media. With a complete line of storage solutions that offer exceptional price/performance, Nexsan is the choice of Fortune Global 500 companies, major governmental agencies, and leading organizations worldwide. For more information, please see the company's website at

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