The Nexsan Assureon is a storage solution for archiving that is delivered as an appliance with the hardware and software integrated into a complete, ready to install and use system. The Assureon has several models that vary in capacity and capability to meet archiving needs for unstructured data archiving.
The Assureon system creates independent archives (repositories) for the archiving of information. The archives can have different retention policy settings and administrative controls to provide isolation of data. Standard servers and Nexsan storage are used in the systems, which are delivered as appliances. Unstructured files from application and file servers are archived as files and managed by the Assureon which internally creates an object that contains the file contents and a separate object that contains the file’s metadata. The Assureon uses the digital fingerprint of the data as an internal reference within the Assureon.
Imation acquired Nexsan in 2013 but continues to use the Nexsan name for the product.