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 original Assureon products were released in 2005 after the acquisition of the Montreal, Canada firm Evertrust. The current generation of Assureon systems was released in 2007. The Nexsan Assureon systems are targeted at archiving unstructured data across multiple industries and market segments with the capability to meet multiple regulatory and corporate governance requirements around records retention.
Imation acquited Nexsan in 2013 but still retains the Nexsan identity. References in this document will continue to use the Nexsan name.
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.