Imation [NYSE:IMN]: Ushering a New Era in Storage and Security

The amount of data generated by organizations continues to grow at a staggering rate. According to IDC, the total amount of data created worldwide may grow from 4.4 zettabytes in 2013 to 44 zettabytes by 2020. This huge inflow of data creates the need for scalable data storage solutions that not only offers anytime end-user access to data but also helps maintain data integrity, and security. Addressing this need is Imation [NYSE:IMN] that offers state of the art tiered storage and security for businesses. “Ours is a unified storage solution like no other—providing simplified file sharing, secure data access and comprehensive storage,” says Robert Fernander, Interim CEO, Imation.

This California-based firm efficiently and easily transfers and stores organizational data both onsite and offsite. The company’s product-line consists of high density storage systems Nexsan BEAST and E-Series—the ultra-reliable, high performance block storage systems that enable organizations to boost their storage ROI by scaling storage capacity while controlling infrastructure and energy costs. BEAST is a hard working, capacity optimized storage array that offers enterprise level reliability at an affordable price point. It helps organizations stay ahead of the enormous capacity growth that occurs in backup, archive, and digital video surveillance use cases. On the other hand, E-Series storage arrays and expansion units can be deployed with mix and match HDDs, and SSDs to optimize capacity, performance and cost. This versatile enterprise-class SAN or DAS solution helps to handle the enormous data growth, demanding workloads, and high resiliency requirements in media and entertainment, government, healthcare, HPC, financial, surveillance and service provider sectors.

The company’s storage systems provide instant connections to content that accelerate organization’s workflows and creativity. Nexsan NST delivers a full enterprise-class feature set for small, midsize, and large businesses. NST’s FASTier hybrid caching accelerates performance to meet demanding I/O requirements. This unified platform supports Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity in addition to NAS and SAN protocols. Hybrid HDD and SDD support can be tailored for the best mixed application deployment environment. For organizations facing extreme data growth or needing greater application performance, Nexsan NST scales from 13TB up to 5PB.

Ours is a unified storage solution like no other—providing simplified file sharing, secure data access and comprehensive storage

On the secure archiving storage side, Assureon provides a cost effective primary storage that is protected from day one without needing to be repeatedly backed up. This dramatically reduces the size, time, and cost of the backup process. “We have unified NAS and SAN as people would typically expect. But we have also integrated it with our object store, Assureon, such that we can have a file system watcher on the NAS side,” adds Fernander.

Imation’s secure data storage systems find wide adoptions across many different use cases. For instance, a medical researcher was facing the problem of privacy issues regarding confidential patient records that were protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and need to be privately shared with other researchers. By adopting Imation’s Nexsan storage solutions, the researcher had complete control of files with remote access and private collaboration with other researchers. This solution eliminated network complexities, storage space limits and recurring subscription fees.

The company with its broader solution portfolio empowers enterprises to securely manage, protect and utilize valuable business data–while allowing users to sync, share and access files from any device, anywhere, anytime. Imation values insightful thinking and smart collaboration that defines storage, security and connectivity with regards to creating new, differentiated products.


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Robert Fernander, Interim CEO

Solutions provider for storing, managing, and protecting digital content