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Blancco Introduces RMA-8 Appliance for Secure Erasure of HDDs and SSDs in U.S. Data Centers

Blancco RMA-8 appliance enables data centers to safely utilize OEM warranties and avoid replacement costs for failed 'amber light' hard drives and solid state drives outside host systems

ATLANTA, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --



In data centers, failed return merchandise authorization (RMA) drives are often physically destroyed or stored past return deadlines, invalidating the OEM warranty. They may even be shipped back to the OEM with sensitive data intact, presenting a security risk. To help data centers securely recoup replacement drive costs, Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, has introduced the Blancco RMA-8 erasure appliance for loose enterprise drives.

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"Swapping failed drives from a host system with new ones is a quick fix for keeping storage arrays and servers working optimally, but to achieve cost-effective operations, data centers  should use OEM warranties for these 'amber light' drives," said Markku Willgren, President, Blancco U.S. operations. "Our Blancco RMA-8 appliance securely and conveniently erases drives so that data centers can return them to OEMs within the required RMA timeframe."

Pre-loaded with the world's most advanced data erasure software, Blancco RMA-8 erases SATA, SAS, Fiber Channel, and SCSI drives, while creating detailed erasure reports that maintain a tamper-proof audit trail. The appliance comes in four models, customized and preconfigured to suit an organization's environment. It also erases SATA solid state drives (SSDs) using Blancco's multifaceted, patent-pending method.

"Blancco RMA-8 offers an easy, flexible and efficient process for securely capitalizing on OEM drive warranties," said Willgren. "This means data centers reap big savings compared to buying new drives."

For more information on Blancco RMA-8, visit Blancco's website.

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
+1-770-367-9534
[email protected]

Blancco US
Markku Willgren, President, US Operations
+1-678-576-8140
[email protected]

SOURCE Blancco Oy Ltd.

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