Storage Made Easy
has announced support, in their enterprise File Fabric™ solution, for compliance-enabled vaults, a new immutable storage capability for the on-premises IBM Cloud Object Storage System.
Regulatory requirements, especially for financial data, call for electronic records to be held on non-erasable media for specific retention periods, usually many years. Historically this has meant transcribing sensitive data to tape or optical media and storing it securely off-site. Management of unstructured documents often accessed through a shared file system is particularly difficult. New mandates that records are still readily accessible creates additional headaches.
Storage Made Easy’s File Fabric with IBM’s new compliance-enabled vaults protect data in-place from deletion or modification as required for regulations like SEC Rule 17a-4(f) and FINRA (Rule 4511). Organizations are able to take a policy-based approach to data security, access, compliance and now the data lifecycle without copying data between systems or moving it offsite.
File Fabric can leverage compliance-enabled vaults for ForeverFile™, an archive and ransomware protection feature, and for the Cloud File Server giving end users and legacy applications unified access to on-premises and cloud storage. The ForeverFile feature provides a persistent, and now indelible, backup of primary storage, continuously archiving data in real-time. Files can be recovered instantly by administrators or end users. Through the Cloud File Server users see compliant storage as a hierarchical permissioned file system where documents and other electronic records are automatically retained for predetermined periods.
Kamran Yousaf, CTO of Storage Made Easy said, “We are very excited to support this new feature for IBM Cloud Object Storage. Customers have been asking us for regulatory compliance that provides an immutable means of referring and accessing statutory data”.