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Imation Announces General Availability of NST4000 Hybrid Storage Solution

Purpose-built for media and entertainment and data protection workloads, the Nexsan NST4000 delivers higher levels of data storage efficiency, capacity and performance previously unavailable to mid-range enterprises

BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 13, 2014-- Imation (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security company, today at VMworld® Europe 2014 announced that its Nexsan™ NST4000 – the new ultra-efficient hybrid storage appliance purpose-built for media and entertainment and data protection workloads – is generally available for sale. Imation sales representatives will start taking orders later this month, and NST4000 appliances will start shipping in November.

The NST4000, the latest addition to Imation’s Nexsan NST™ family of storage solutions, will be available for demonstrations at Imation’s VMworld Europe 2014 booth, #B107, through the end of the show. Meanwhile, end users and resellers working in mid-sized data centers, the media and entertainment industry and beyond are already benefitting from the NST4000’s high levels of efficiency, capacity and performance through an Imation beta program.

“As a business operating in media and entertainment, performance is huge for us – and the NST4000 has been outstanding in our environment,” said Jon Mauldin, VP of technology at Fotokem Non-Linear. “The NST4000 delivers efficient hybrid storage with tremendous processing power and remarkable flexibility, which is important given the Mac and other clients we have within our infrastructure.”

“Imation’s Nexsan NST4000 adds a significant capability for mid-market storage,” said Jim Bagley, senior analyst at SSG-Now. “Its well-developed hybrid algorithms, in-line compression and underlying object storage capabilities create an efficient storage system that can scale easily.”

The NST4000 delivers genuine, efficient hybrid storage with tremendous efficiency and processing power using the latest high-performance technologies as well as the flexibility to meet the needs of organizations that continue to rapidly add new applications to their environments. With an intelligent hybrid caching layer, the choice of Fibre Channel or iSCSI connectivity and new levels of capacity and performance, NST4000 is especially well-suited for mid-sized data centers, mixed application workloads, data protection strategies and media and entertainment industry workflows.

Specifically, NST4000 offers significant new user benefits, including:

  • Fibre Channel Support – NST4000 expands the Nexsan NST family’s unified block and file sharing capabilities by adding Fibre Channel connectivity for those mid-range enterprises that prefer it for their applications. This gives organizations the ability to take advantage of the benefits of NST’s hybrid storage using a full range of unified storage protocols, including iSCSI, NFS, CIFS, FTP and now Fibre Channel.
  • Higher Capacity Scalability – A single NST4000 array can non-disruptively scale to 2.1PB. This represents 50 percent more storage capacity scale and 45 percent more FASTier™ cache scale than preceding NST arrays could offer, delivering much more flexibility to IT administrators.
  • Increased Performance – The NST4000 can deliver three times as many IOPs as preceding NST storage solutions. This is accomplished by combining optimizations in NestOS 3.1 with Imation’s fault-tolerant FASTier™ DRAM caching technology, solid-state disks (SSDs) and the latest processor technology.
  • Enhanced Data Reduction – The NST4000 delivers faster and smarter inline compression. Compressible data can be processed 50 percent faster than with preceding NST arrays, and intelligence removes the penalty of trying to act upon noncompressible data.

Imation’s Nexsan NST™ is a set of flexible hybrid storage appliances that scale to meet mid-sized organization application and storage needs with unified NAS and SAN access capabilities in a single solution. NST combines high performance, high capacity and Imation’s innovative FASTier™ caching technology to provide scaling performance for backup, virtualized environments and mixed application workloads. FASTier is NST’s hybrid caching layer that combines intelligent algorithms with high-performance DRAM and SSD technologies to grow performance cost-effectively when it is required. NST enables businesses to right size their initial acquisition and increase performance as their applications demand it. Also, NST’s data compression capabilities reduce storage system footprint in the data center and improve write efficiencies and performance to SSDs and HDDs.

The NST family is just one part of Imation’s deep Nexsan portfolio of purpose-built storage solutions, enabling users to deploy the right storage products for the right application. The other Nexsan product lines are:

  • Imation’s Nexsan E-Series™ is a family of high-density, high-performance and highly reliable storage solutions that can be directly attached or networked to workstations and servers.
  • Imation’s Nexsan Assureon™ is a set of secure storage solutions that reduce storage cost by offloading and deduplicating data from primary storage that is infrequently used or has aged by policy.

For more information on Imation’s Nexsan storage solutions, visit www.imation.com/nexsan.

About Imation

Imation (NYSE: IMN) is a global data storage and information security company. Our products and solutions help organizations and individuals store, manage and protect their digital content. Imation’s storage and security portfolio includes Nexsan high-density, archive and solid-state optimized unified hybrid storage solutions; IronKey™ mobile security solutions that address the needs of professionals for secure data transport and mobile workspaces; and consumer storage solutions, audio products and accessories sold under the Imation, Memorex and TDK Life on Record brands. Imation reaches customers in more than 100 countries through a powerful global distribution network. For more information, visit www.imation.com.

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Imation, the Imation logo, Nexsan, the Nexsan by Imation logo, IronKey, NST, FASTier, E-Series, Assureon and Memorex are trademarks of Imation Corp. TDK Life on Record is a trademark of TDK Corporation and is used under license. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Source: Imation

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Jason Sprenger, 612-327-1886
jsprenger@gamechangercommunications.com

VMUG Portland

Tuesday, November 04, 2014: Oregon Convention Center - Portland, OR

Imation to Feature New NST4000 at VMworld Europe

Nexsan™ NST™ hybrid storage appliances combine high performance, high capacity and innovative caching technology to meet mid-sized enterprise application and storage needs

OAKDALE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 10, 2014-- Imation (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security company, today announced that it will feature its innovative Nexsan™ storage appliances – including the new NST4000 – at next week’s VMworld® 2014 Europe conference in Barcelona. VMworld Europe is a perfect venue for exhibiting Imation’s flexible portfolio of Nexsan storage solutions, because supporting mixed application workloads, data protection and virtualized environments with the right balance of capacity, performance, cache and scale remains a critical challenge for IT administrators everywhere.

Be sure to visit our booth and attend our events at VMworld to see Imation’s genuine hybrid storage for yourself:

  • Booth – #B107
  • Demonstrations – The NST4000 will be demonstrated in the booth during showcase hours along with the rest of Imation’s Nexsan family of purpose-built data storage solutions. Sign up today for a free demonstration online at http://resources.imation.com/VMWorldBarcelona2014.

Imation’s Nexsan NST is a set of flexible hybrid storage appliances that scale to meet mid-sized organization application and storage needs with unified NAS and SAN access capabilities in a single solution. NST combines high performance, high capacity and Imation’s innovative FASTier™ caching technology to provide scaling performance for backup, virtualized environments and mixed application workloads. FASTier is NST’s hybrid caching layer that uses intelligent algorithms over DRAM and SSD cache tiers to grow performance cost-effectively when it is required. NST enables businesses to right size their initial acquisition and increase performance as their applications demand it. Also, NST’s data compression capabilities reduce storage system footprint in the data center and improve write efficiency and performance to SSDs and HDDs.

The NST family is just one part of Imation’s Nexsan portfolio of purpose-built storage solutions, enabling users to deploy the right storage products for the right application. Imation’s Nexsan portfolio includes:

  • Imation’s Nexsan E-Series™ is a family of high-density, high-performance and highly reliable storage solutions that can be directly attached or networked to workstations and servers. E-Series delivers the density and efficiency that mid-sized organizations need to scale their capacity while lowering their overall space requirements and operating costs.
  • Imation’s Nexsan Assureon™ is a set of secure storage solutions that reduce storage cost by offloading and deduplicating data from primary storage that is infrequently used or has aged by policy. Assureon, through policy automation, can eliminate or greatly reduce the size, cost and complexity of backups for primary and infrequently accessed data.

VMworld 2014 Europe, hosted by VMware, offers thousands of attendees training, sessions and access to a wealth of technology partners on topics such as virtualization best practices, building a private cloud, leveraging the public cloud, managing desktops as a service, virtualizing enterprise applications and more. For more information, visit www.vmworld.com.

For more information on Imation’s Nexsan storage solutions, visit www.imation.com/nexsan.

About Imation
Imation (NYSE: IMN) is a global data storage and information security company. Our products and solutions help organizations and individuals store, manage and protect their digital content. Imation’s storage and security portfolio includes Nexsan high-density, archive and solid-state optimized unified hybrid storage solutions; IronKey™ mobile security solutions that address the needs of professionals for secure data transport and mobile workspaces; and consumer storage solutions, audio products and accessories sold under the Imation, Memorex and TDK Life on Record brands. Imation reaches customers in more than 100 countries through a powerful global distribution network. For more information, visit www.imation.com.

Follow @Nexsan on Twitter.

Imation, the Imation logo, Nexsan, the Nexsan by Imation logo, IronKey, NST, FASTier, E-Series, Assureon and Memorex are trademarks of Imation Corp. TDK Life on Record is a trademark of TDK Corporation and is used under license. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Source: Imation

For Imation Corp.
Jason Sprenger, 612-327-1886
jsprenger@gamechangercommunications.com

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Sunday, November 16, 2014: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

Imation Unveils Fortified Data Security for Archive Storage

New Nexsan Assureon 8 secure archive solution introduces features that bolster data protection

OAKDALE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 9, 2014-- Imation (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security company, today announced that it has introduced a way for IT administrators to better ensure data security in their archive storage. The new Nexsan Assureon™ 8.0 secure archive storage system, which is now generally available to the market, contains features and functionality that significantly boost system simplicity and take users’ data protection strategies to new heights.

In detail, the enhancements in Assureon 8.0 are:

  • Faster access to data – Enhanced search options significantly speed file and data recall making recovery near instantaneous.
  • Call home functionality – New automated system reports are directly sent to Assureon Customer Support so users can proactively troubleshoot and protect their Assureon systems.
  • Concurrent synchronizations – Multiple synchronizations can now be executed at the same time, providing better archiving strategies to ensure data is being protected in a timely manner.
  • Virtual shortcuts and failover using TCP on Infiniband – Support for Assureon over TCP adds failover to a second site using Infiniband™, thus protecting data even further.
  • New user interface – Assureon’s new management interface introduces a new level of simplicity by bringing all the benefits together under one management console. Users can do even more from one simple interface.

“IT administrators must have absolute confidence that their files will be kept secure and contain the exact same data over time as they did when they were created,” said Mike Stolz, vice president of marketing and technical support for Imation’s Nexsan solutions. “With the Assureon 8, we provide our growing customer base with an even simpler platform to securely preserve and access their high value data. At the same time, new functionality provides our customers and partners even more data protection and ROI.”

Optimizing data storage requires moving infrequently accessed data from expensive, high-performance primary storage to lower-cost secondary storage. This secondary tier of storage functions as an archive, so IT administrators must ensure that their storage optimization strategy provides the same level of data protection (if not more) that they would expect from their primary storage. One fundamental problem with conventional archive or backup solutions has been that administrators discover there’s a problem with data loss only when they go to access a file and it doesn’t open, or it isn’t there at all. If a backup was done after the corruption or data loss, it does nothing to repair or restore a file to its undamaged, original state. In addition, conventional solutions do not have the capability to monitor the availability and health of each file, and manually verifying the existence and integrity of all of the potentially millions of files by opening each of them is a practical impossibility. Administrators are busy enough managing their primary storage and hardly have the time or resources to manage another.

Imation’s Nexsan Assureon is a family of secure storage solutions that solve these problems and reduce storage cost by offloading and deduplicating data from primary storage that is infrequently used or has aged by policy. Assureon, through policy automation, can eliminate or greatly reduce the size, cost and complexity of backups for primary and infrequently accessed data. Data integrity features like file-fingerprinting and automated self-healing integrity checks ensure that high-value data is protected throughout its lifecycle. Assureon’s security features also comply with corporate and governmental regulatory requirements, making it the ideal solution for medical, financial and government organizations. Architected to be automated and hands-off, the Assureon experience allows administrators to focus resources and spending on primary storage.

Assureon is just one part of Imation’s deep Nexsan portfolio of purpose-built storage solutions, enabling users to deploy the right storage products for the right application. The other Nexsan product lines are:

  • Imation’s Nexsan NST™ is a set of flexible hybrid storage appliances that scale to meet mid-sized organization application and storage needs with unified NAS and SAN access capabilities in a single solution.
  • Imation’s Nexsan E-Series™ is a family of high-density, high-performance and highly reliable storage solutions that can be directly attached or networked to workstations and servers.

For more information on Imation’s Nexsan storage solutions, visit www.imation.com/nexsan.

About Imation

Imation (NYSE:IMN) is a global data storage and information security company. Our products and solutions help organizations and individuals store, manage and protect their digital content. Imation’s storage and security portfolio includes Nexsan high-density, archive and solid-state optimized unified hybrid storage solutions; IronKey™ mobile security solutions that address the needs of professionals for secure data transport and mobile workspaces; and consumer storage solutions, audio products and accessories sold under the Imation, Memorex and TDK Life on Record brands. Imation reaches customers in more than 100 countries through a powerful global distribution network. For more information, visit www.imation.com.

Follow @Nexsan on Twitter.

Imation, the Imation logo, Nexsan, the Nexsan by Imation logo, IronKey, NST, E-Series, Assureon and Memorex are trademarks of Imation Corp. TDK Life on Record is a trademark of TDK Corporation and is used under license. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Source: Imation Corp.

For Imation Corp.
Jason Sprenger, 612-327-1886
jsprenger@gamechangercommunications.com

RSNA 2014

November 30, 2014: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

Imation Unveils First High-Security, High-Performance External Hard Drives for Enterprise and Government That Can Be Managed in the Cloud

IronKey™ Enterprise H300 USB 3.0 Hard Drive Employs Same Management Console as IronKey Enterprise Flash Drives and Secure Workspace Devices for Windows To Go

OAKDALE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 8, 2014-- Imation Corp. (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security company, today announced the first high-security, high-performance external USB 3.0 SuperSpeed hard drive capable of being managed in the cloud. Using a single centralized, cloud-based management console, enterprise and public sector IT administrators have visibility into IronKey Enterprise H300 hard drives as well as their IronKey Enterprise flash drives and IronKey secure workspace devices for Windows To Go. This console lets users customize security policies and deploy and manage protected portable devices across the enterprise. The IronKey Enterprise H300 features AES 256-bit hardware encryption with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed and a Section 508 compliant control panel that is available in eight languages, enabling the most demanding organizations and agencies to safeguard and secure up to 1TB of data. In addition, the IronKey Enterprise H300 uses the same technology as the company’s FIPS-certified flash drives and leverages the brand’s reputation for ruggedness and dependability with a five-year limited warranty.

"Our customers equate IronKey with security and now with IronKey’s Enterprise H300, they can continue to use the brand they trust to confidently store their most sensitive data,” said Ted Murphy, president, Matrix Mobile Security Solutions. “IronKey’s commitment to offering the latest in secure, military-grade hard drive technology at a competitive price point turns up the heat in the market. The ability to manage all IronKey devices from a single console in the cloud or on-premise provides our customers with added convenience and flexibility.”

IronKey Enterprise Management Service allows customers to easily establish a secure storage command center for administering and policing the use of IronKey encrypted drives. With Imation’s exclusive IronKey Silver Bullet Service and Active Malware Defense, IT professionals can centrally administer policies, re-commission devices that are no longer in use, and remotely wipe or disable lost or stolen drives. The IronKey Enterprise H300 is the only drive to offer secure password reset when a password is forgotten without erasing all the content on the drive. In addition, customers can manage the IronKey Enterprise H300 hard drives on-premise by using the IronKey Enterprise Management Server, which offers the same management features and benefits as the cloud-based version in an in-house solution.

"Our products use the exclusive IronKey Cryptochip to store user credentials and the encryption keys to avert even the most persistent hackers from getting access to the encrypted content on the drive,” said Mats Nahlinder, director of product management for IronKey by Imation. "Imation’s family of secure storage products provides our customers the best value in the market enabling them to enjoy the high-performance benefits of USB 3.0 technology, with the most secure solution that only IronKey can provide."

Imation is also offering the IronKey Basic H300 USB 3.0 hard drive, which includes all the features of the enterprise version but without management. The IronKey Enterprise and IronKey Basic H300 are USB 2.0 compatible and provide support for complex and custom password policies, including length, special characters, expiration and more. The H300 hard drives are built to survive years of wear and tear.

Availability and Pricing
The IronKey Enterprise and IronKey Basic H300 are immediately available through Imation Mobile Security channel partners. Pricing starts at $199 for 500GB and $249 for 1TB. Enterprise management licensing fees are additional for IronKey Enterprise H300 and start at $24 per year for management in the cloud. To learn more, visit www.ironkey.com.

About Imation Corp.
Imation is a global data storage and information security company. Our products and solutions help organizations and individuals store, manage and protect their digital content. Imation’s storage and security portfolio includes Nexsan™ high-density, archive and solid-state optimized unified hybrid storage solutions; IronKey mobile security solutions that address the needs of professionals for secure data transport and mobile workspaces; and consumer storage solutions, audio products and accessories sold under the Imation™, Memorex™ and TDK Life on Record™ brands. Imation reaches customers in more than 100 countries through a powerful global distribution network. For more information, visit www.imation.com.

Imation, the Imation logo, IronKey, the IronKey logo, Nexsan and Memorex are trademarks of Imation Corp. and its subsidiaries. TDK Life on Record is used under a trademark license from TDK Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Source: Imation Corp.

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SVG Summit

December 15-16, 2014: New York Hilton

TDK Life on Record Brings TREK 360 Wireless Speaker to U.S. Market in Time for the 2014 Holiday Shopping Season

Latest speaker in the popular TDK Life on Record TREK family portfolio offers new design and 360 degrees of rich, space-filling sound

OAKDALE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 6, 2014-- TDK Life on Record, a leading global brand dedicated to delivering high-quality headphones and audio products, today announced the launch of its new TDK Life on Record TREK™ 360 wireless speaker in Best Buy Co. Inc. stores nationwide and online at BestBuy.com.

TDK Life on Record brings new TREK 360 Wireless Speaker to U.S. market in time for 2014 holiday shop ...

TDK Life on Record brings new TREK 360 Wireless Speaker to U.S. market in time for 2014 holiday shopping season. Reminiscent of the memorable Boombox of the past, the new TDK Life on Record TREK 360 Wireless Speaker delivers a fresh twist, with four, full-range speakers and a ported subwoofer that fill any space with 360 degrees of TDK Signature Sound. (Photo: Business Wire)

Reminiscent of the memorable Boombox of the past, the new TDK Life on Record TREK 360 Wireless Speaker delivers a fresh twist, with four, full-range speakers and a ported subwoofer that fill any space with 360 degrees of TDK Signature Sound. Its modern design also delivers weatherproof features that make it safe to play in any environment—rain or shine—from patios, to camp sites or pool decks. The speaker’s treble and bass controls allow for customized tuning and its easy Bluetooth® pairing with mobile devices or a personal computer gives consumers full access to their digital music library without being tied down. In addition, the speaker’s rechargeable battery provides up to six hours of listening enjoyment.

“With the holidays right around the corner, the timing is perfect to bring the new TREK 360 to the U.S. market,” said Toshi Hokari, executive director, marketing and product development, Imation. “With its distinctive design and exceptional sound, this is a speaker people will look forward to giving or getting—bringing music to life for more people at an attractively affordable price.”

TDK Life on Record TREK 360 Features:

  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Rechargeable battery
  • IPX3 certified weatherized design
  • USB smartphone charging port (0.5 amp)
  • 3.5mm stereo auxiliary input
  • 4 full-range left and right speakers and a ported subwoofer

In addition to offering the TREK 360 speaker nationwide, Best Buy will also begin carrying TDK Life on Record’s full line of TREK speakers, including the highly successful TREK, TREK Max and TREK Micro in its U.S. stores and online. The TDK Life on Record TREK 360 wireless speaker is available for the U.S. anticipated retail price of $179.99.

For more information, go to tdkperformance.com or follow TDK Life on Record on Facebook.com/tdkperformance or Twitter.com/TDKperformance.

About TDK Life on Record

TDK Life on Record, a leading global brand with a rich audio legacy, continues to evolve to provide consumers universal audio flexibility and portability in every area of their lives, all while keeping a commitment to high fidelity audio. The TDK Life on Record logo is a trademark owned by TDK Corporation and is licensed exclusively to Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN).

TREK is a trademark of Imation Corp. The TDK Life on Record Logo is used under a trademark license from TDK Corporation. Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG®, Inc. and any use of such mark by Imation is under license. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Source: TDK Life on Record

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