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Blancco LUN Helps Data Centers Meet Challenges of Compliance and Efficient Data Erasure

June 18, 2013

JOENSUU, Finland, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Blancco LUN solution brings best practices to erasure of data from physical

servers and virtual machines in cloud environments

As more data moves to virtual machines in today’s cloud computing environment, data
centers need secure, efficient tools for erasing virtual drives or entire LUNs, in
addition to requirements for erasing physical hard drives. To meet these needs and comply
with data privacy standards and regulations, Blancco [http://www.blancco.com ], the global
leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, offers Blancco LUN
[http://www.blancco.com/en/products/selective-data-erasure/lun ] – centralized data
overwriting software that can simultaneously erase physical drives, or logic drives in
live environments running a variety of operating systems.

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“It is critical that data centers are able to target erasure for a specific logical
unit number (LUN) connected to a virtual machine, for example, without interrupting
operations by requiring the entire storage array to go offline,” said Kim Vaisanen, CEO
and Co-Founder of Blancco. “Such erasure must occur after disaster recovery testing, when
data is no longer needed, after data migration and for cloud hosting exit strategies.
Blancco LUN centralizes this targeted erasure for maximum operational efficiency, as well
as for growing compliance requirements.”

Blancco LUN ensures that data centers comply with internal security policies and best
practices, as well as strict industry standards and regulations like the Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in the US and the Payment Card Industry Data
Security Standard (PCI DSS). When coupled with the Blancco Management Console, it
centralizes the erasure process for multiple physical or virtual drives and provides a
gapless audit trail complete with LUN or physical drive details within an XML report.

Blancco LUN is also ideal for erasing the drives of a Storage Area Network (SAN) while
leaving the operating system intact. Secure erasure allows data centers to reuse these
high-end, complex storage arrays, return them to a leasing company, or sell them for
potentially considerable revenue.

Blancco LUN is part of Blancco’s comprehensive suite of solutions for data erasure
across all levels of a computing environment-file, LUN, disk, server and storage. A brief
video [http://www.blancco.com/en/videos/?video=videos/solutions/erase-virtual-volumes ]
offers more details on the importance of Blancco LUN in today’s cloud computing

About Blancco

Blancco is the proven data erasure solution for millions of users around the globe. As
the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, Blancco offers the most
certified data erasure solutions within the industry. The company serves users across a
wide range of industries, including banking, finance, government and defense. The
company’s products are highly valued by IT asset disposal professionals around the world.
Blancco operates from an extensive network of international offices and partners across
Europe, North America, the Middle East, Russia, Asia and Australasia. More information is
available at http://www.blancco.com.

        Media Contact:
        Monica Shaw
        Blancco Oy Ltd.

        Mr. Kim Vaisanen, CEO and Co-Founder



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