Data centers contain massive amounts of customer data that is protected by industry standards and regulations like PCI DSS, HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley. Blancco’s data erasure solutions address requirements for tighter security with automated erasure processes, including auditable erasure reports for regulatory purposes.
Data centers with high availability requirements save multiple copies of the same data file for redundancy purposes. Because standards like PCI DSS require deletion of file-level data at specific intervals, administrators need a centralized way to remotely execute erasure of targeted or duplicate files and folders on servers and in storage areas across the network.
In today’s cloud computing environment, data centers need secure, cost-effective options for reusing enterprise storage system configurations without rebuilding them. To safely achieve this, administrators need a centralized tool that can erase logical drives like LUNs in an active storage environment where the host computer cannot be rebooted.
Disk level erasure is necessary for sanitizing hard disks outside the original host, as with loose drives from SAN servers. Many of these are RMA drives that need erasure before returning to the OEM under warranty.
Full server erasure involves erasing all connected drives, internal or external, using the server as the erasure platform. Server level erasure can be performed either locally or remotely.
Data centers work with a broad range of complex storage configurations that can yield revenue upon retirement. Storage arrays from storage area network (SAN) disks and other mass storage devices can be sold if data is securely removed as they are decommissioned.