A few months back we announced IP SAN-based encryption for our ISCs. This new feature is pretty uncommon in IP SANs, and I know many of you were wondering how to use this in the real world. Enterprise Storage Forum has a great article on how SAN encryption can help security and compliance initiatives. Check it out.
Here are a few ideas on applications for encryption for your SAN:
- Protect data at an insecure (less secure) datacenter
- Protect data when shipping systems between facilities (how many lost back up tapes have you heard about?)
- Adding security against the theft of physical systems
- Protect separate storage pools from other departments
How are you considering using encryption?