CloudBlue Technologies, Inc. a worldwide provider of electronics disposition services, today announced its DataToaster, the patent-pending multi-drive data eradication solution that “toasts” data faster than ever before. The DataToaster is designed to enable data centers to simultaneously wipe fibre channel drives from multiple manufacturers, expediting the erasure process and saving time and resources. The system brings enhanced flexibility and speed to the asset decommission process; a crucial step for companies to ensure data remains secure beyond the IT equipments’ life cycles.
“As companies’ technology requirements evolve, it’s become increasingly difficult to plan for the necessary security at the end of life of disparate systems and networks,” said Ken Beyer, CEO of CloudBlue. “This often results in a broad collection of data center equipment containing confidential data that can be difficult to efficiently eradicate. We designed the DataToaster to eliminate this challenge based on our experience in completing thousands of drive wipes in hundreds of data centers over the last several years.”
With the DataToaster fibre channel drives from NAS (network attached storage) and SAN (storage area networks) boxes no longer require caddy swapping, special disk arrays or individual data wiping. Instead, the DataToaster quickly facilitates the connection to numerous drives all at once, saving up to 20 percent of the time typically required to do the same task without the DataToaster. The DataToaster’s design can accommodate a variety of hardware manufacturers, allowing state-of-the-art software to perform the data wipe in unison without sacrificing the quality of the overwrite. To ensure data security, any drive that fails any portion of the data wipe process is degaussed and physically shredded.