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Blancco LUN Helps Data Centers Meet Challenges of Compliance and Efficient Data Erasure

Blancco LUN solution brings best practices to erasure of data from physical servers and virtual machines in cloud environments

JOENSUU, Finland, June 18, 2013, PRNewswire As more data moves to virtual machines in today’s cloud computing environment, data centers need secure, efficient tools for erasing virtual drives or entire LUNs, in addition to requirements for erasing physical hard drives. To meet these needs and comply with data privacy standards and regulations, Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, offers Blancco LUN ― centralized data overwriting software that can simultaneously erase physical drives, or logic drives in live environments running a variety of operating systems.

“It is critical that data centers are able to target erasure for a specific logical unit number (LUN) connected to a virtual machine, for example, without interrupting operations by requiring the entire storage array to go offline,” said Kim Väisänen, CEO and Co-Founder of Blancco. “Such erasure must occur after disaster recovery testing, when data is no longer needed, after data migration and for cloud hosting exit strategies. Blancco LUN centralizes this targeted erasure for maximum operational efficiency, as well as for growing compliance requirements.”

Blancco LUN ensures that data centers comply with internal security policies and best practices, as well as strict industry standards and regulations like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in the US and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). When coupled with the Blancco Management Console, it centralizes the erasure process for multiple physical or virtual drives and provides a gapless audit trail complete with LUN or physical drive details within an XML report.

Blancco LUN is also ideal for erasing the drives of a Storage Area Network (SAN) while leaving the operating system intact. Secure erasure allows data centers to reuse these high-end, complex storage arrays, return them to a leasing company, or sell them for potentially considerable revenue.

Blancco LUN is part of Blancco’s comprehensive suite of solutions for data erasure across all levels of a computing environment—file, LUN, disk, server and storage. A brief video offers more details on the importance of Blancco LUN in today’s cloud computing environment.

Media Contact:
Monica Shaw +1-770-367-9534

Blancco Oy Ltd.
Mr. Kim Väisänen, CEO and Co-Founder

About Blancco

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, the Middle East, Russia, Asia and Australasia. More information is available at www.blancco.com.

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