In this podcast, Henry Newman from Instrumental describes the need for unified storage solutions that can deal with multilevel security. Thanks to shrinking budgets and a number of security breaches that have made world headlines, government and enterprise customers are under increasing pressure to secure data without sacrificing performance.
In related news, today Xyratex announced their new ClusterStor Secure Data Appliance (SDA). Designed to meet government ICD 503 and Cross Domain Solution (CDS) requirements, the ClusterStor SDA solution provides multilevel security capabilities combined with the industry’s fastest storage performance and largest data capacity available today for productivity critical HPC and Big Data applications.
The enthusiastic response from our government customers, especially in the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Communities (IC) has been truly outstanding,” said Ken Claffey, Vice President & General Manager ClusterStor at Xyratex. “The ClusterStor SDA represents an industry first, combining low level data access enforcement and logging mechanisms, purpose-built within a proven HPC and Big Data single-system solution. Since our customers need to know exactly who is doing what on their systems, as well as access to complete and explicit audit trails, the ClusterStor SDA delivers all the necessary tools and support to collaboratively share information, while strictly complying with security data protection standards.”
Powered by Lustre, the ClusterStor SDA features end-to-end integration, management and world-class support providing unmatched capability and investment protection in addition to the new multilevel security enhancements. The ClusterStor SDA will be available through Xyratex reseller partners in 2014.
With its multilevel security capabilities, the ClusterStor SDA provides the means to manage multiple data types and multiple security classifications in a single file system on a single network, supporting high-speed data storage throughput and massively scalable data processing. The ClusterStor SDA is ideally suited for mission critical government applications, such as Geospatial imagery capture which requires high performance ingest rates, massively parallel data access to support intensive data analysis and large data storage capacity archive.
The ClusterStor SDA provides security systems administrators the capability to protect against internal as well as external data leaks or malicious attacks throughout the data life cycle process. Further, organizations can realize significant cost reductions in capital expenditures and operational expenses by consolidating separate compute, network and data storage silos used today to segregate security classifications into a single ClusterStor SDA multilevel security solution.
Xyratex will showcase its new ClusterStor SDA in booth #7048 at the GEOINT Symposium, the nation’s largest annual intelligence event.