EMC Centera Overview

Introduced to the data storage market in 2003, EMC Centera was the world’s first disk-based WORM (Write-Once-Read-Many) data storage device.

Using magnetic hard disks (SATA drives) as a data storage medium, Centera provides fast, secure, on-line access to digital content such as scanned document and check images, electronic statements and other computer generated reports, e-mail message archives, medical images, Microsoft Office documents, and many other data types that require long-term storage with immediate access.

Based around a sophisticated set of software API functions that control the creation, storage, retrieval, and retention management of data objects, the EMC Centera offers a secure storage platform that satisfies regulatory compliance requirements for laws such as SEC 17a-4, Sarbanes-Oxley, and HIPAA to name a few.

Shortly after its introduction, Centera quickly became the WORM storage device of choice because of its superior performance over optical libraries and tape libraries, and because it eliminated the requirement of IT staff to physically handle removable optical disks and tape cartridges.

Another key benefit of Centera over using optical or tape as an archive medium is the ability to purge electronic records based on an expiration date, thereby eliminating the potential risk of storing information past its retention period.

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