Erasure Services




In today’s compliance climate, the security of confidential information is a real business challenge, and the penalties of failure are substantial – financially and legally.  VIOS Data Erasure Services reduce the risk of data loss, disclosure, or unauthorized use throughout the information lifecycle.

New regulations, requirements, and customer loyalty demand that every piece of information must be protected throughout its lifecycle.  Compliance means following the rules – and being able to prove it.  Responsibility doesn’t end when your lease ends or a drive replacement is required – your confidential data is at risk any time you add to, move, or change your storage environment.  These scenarios include: 

  • Returning equipment at lease end
  • Preparing assets for retirement or end-of-life
  • Servicing disks in maintenance situations
  • Re-purposing or relocating information assets
  • Reallocating storage in shared storage environments

 Service description

VIOS Data Erasure Services use proprietary techniques and industry tools to help protect your information – safely, securely, and auditable – at every stage of the information lifecycle.

Designed with your business requirements in mind, VIOS Data Erasure Services can be delivered on full arrays and on storage media after proactive replacement.  Full array erasure services are also available for EMC, HDS, IBM, NetApp and HP arrays.  VIOS experts overwrite physical storage data with a pattern of random data in one or more iterations to render the underlying data unreadable. 

VIOS completes the process by providing a comprehensive report and certified data erasure report for the specific drives erased and the level of erasure selected.  VIOS Data Erasure Services have been verified and validated by third parties to ensure data cannot be recovered after the process is complete.

Service value

VIOS Data Erasure Services provide the necessary components of a comprehensive disk management strategy and help you:

  • Achieve compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure the security and privacy of information throughout its lifecycle.
  • Mitigate the risk of information dissemination.
  • Maximize ROI by increasing opportunities for reusing storage assets

It is the only solution available today that delivers independent verification of data erasure, documented with a Certified Erasure Report, proving compliance with government and industry regulations and guidelines. 

Vios data erasure services portfolio

VIOS has several options available to you to ensure your information is secure.  These offering range from full array to single disk erasure to meet the changing needs of your IT environment, while supporting the security and compliance your business demands.

VIOS provides Certified Erasure Services for the following array types:


DMX, VMAX, Symmetrix, Centera, Celerra, Clariion, Isilon


USP, USP-V, VSP, AMS, HNAS, Thunder, Lightning


DS8100, DS8300, DS8700, DS8800, DS4000, DS5000, SVC, V3700, V5000, V7000


VIOS offers single-disk erasure services for individual disk drives that are replaced as part of normal array maintenance activities.