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Heathrow Airport says it has launched an internal investigation after a USB stick containing security information was reportedly found on the street

30th October 2017

29 October 2017

Secure your data with Encrypted USBs

Read the BBC article here:

Heathrow Airport says it has launched an internal investigation after a USB stick containing security information was reportedly found on the street.

The Sunday Mirror reported that the USB stick had 76 folders with maps, videos and documents, including details of measures used to protect the Queen.

A man found it in west London and handed it into the paper, it said.

Heathrow said all of its security plans had been reviewed and it was “confident” the airport was secure.

“We have also launched an internal investigation to understand how this happened and are taking steps to prevent a similar occurrence in future,” it said.

The Sunday Mirror said there were at least 174 documents on the stick, which it said was found on the pavement, and some were marked as “confidential” or “restricted”, but could be read.

Some files disclosed the types of ID needed to access restricted areas, a timetable of security patrols and maps pinpointing CCTV cameras, the paper said.

One document highlighted recent terror attacks and talked about the type of threat the airport could face, it said.

The information has been passed to Heathrow intelligence chiefs, the Sunday Mirror said.

The statement from the airport said Heathrow’s “top priority” was the safety and security of passengers and staff.

“The UK and Heathrow have some of the most robust aviation security measures in the world, and we remain vigilant to evolving threats by updating our procedures on a daily basis.”

DataLocker Announces Launch of Kingston, IronKey and Sentry Encrypted USB Devices with McAfee Security Technology

11th October 2017

DataLocker Announces Launch of Kingston, IronKey and Sentry Encrypted USB Devices with McAfee Security Technology


Embedded, persistent malware scanning gives CISOs peace of mind that sensitive data is safe; Free 90 day trial to all new customers

OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS, October 11, 2017 – DataLocker, Inc. (, a global provider of enterprise encryption solutions – hardware encrypted storage devices, encrypted cloud storage, and central management systems – today announced that its managed Kingston DataTraveler, IronKey and Sentry Encrypted USB devices are now enhanced with embedded technology from McAfee, one of the world’s leading cybersecurity companies. The DataLocker product line offers new, next-generation encrypted USB storage devices that protects data from known and unknown vulnerabilities by actively monitoring and analyzing data stored on the USB devices, and proactively blocks attempted attacks.

“Some of the largest cyber security breaches have been initiated with infected USB drives. Using encrypted USB drives protected with McAfee® security technology is the smart choice for enterprises who require the use of portable storage devices but are serious about protecting their organizations from viruses, spyware, Trojans, and other threats” says Jay Kim, CEO and founder for DataLocker.

The hardware, embedded with McAfee® technology scans the DataLocker managed USB devices upon each use, detecting and cleaning malware from the device and reporting back to SafeConsole or IronKey EMS, so admins will know exactly which devices were infected and how they were sanitized. With McAfee® technology seamlessly integrated into the encrypted USB devices, organizations stay compliant and avoid incidents that can result in high maintenance and service costs. This is possible by using DataLocker’s leading central management software solutions: IronKey EMS and SafeConsole, which allow enterprises to control, inventory, audit, and create compliance reports for all of its encrypted USB flash drives.

“We are excited to partner with DataLocker, the leader in encrypted storage solutions. Their partnership with McAfee shows how serious they are about creating market leading security products that protect enterprises around the world.” says Tom Moore, Vice President of Worldwide OEM Sales for McAfee.

McAfee and DataLocker believe that having McAfee Anti-Malware on USBs is a critical component of an organizations strategy in protecting sensitive data. To allow organizations to try the solution, DataLocker is allowing new customers to try McAfee Anti-Malware for free for 90 days.

To learn more about DataLocker solutions with McAfee visit:



About DataLocker

DataLocker is the leading provider of advanced encryption solutions. With a complete suite of hardware-encrypted products, a cloud encryption gateway and central management platforms, DataLocker protects sensitive data and intellectual property for thousands of government, military and enterprise clients worldwide. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, DataLocker products combine superior convenience and usability with state of the art security.

McAfee and the McAfee logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of McAfee, LLC or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

For enquiries contact: / 01256 813989



Being asked for NVMe?

25th September 2017

Origin have launched the latest additions to our Inception SSD range with the M.2 and Add In Card (AIC) NVMe solutions.

Designed to meet the highest workflow environments, NVMe is the latest development in the SSD market. NVMe massively surpasses the performance offered by current SATA SSDs with an individual NVMe offering up-to 2,800MB/s & 310k IOPS.

Despite being a new technology aimed at high performance systems, even legacy systems can benefit by using the universal AIC solution, allowing increased life-cycles through re-assignment.

> Capacities from 128gb – 1TB

> Up to 2,800MB/s & 310,000 IOPS

> Built using Tier 1 NAND

> 3 Year Advanced Replacement Warranty


DataLocker GDPR White Paper

20th June 2017

GDPR is coming – prevent lost portable data and avoid €20 million or more in fines – On 25 May 2018 the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) come into force. It is therefore high time to get ready as the changes that may be required can be significant.

The EU law also has a extraterritorial clause meaning that it applies to any organization that in some wayhandle data originating from EU citizens. The ICO in the UK have been outspoken that UK business need to get in line and will not receive a free pass on compliance due to Brexit.

Download the full DataLocker GDPR white paper:



DL3 password recovery with Safeconsole initial concept finished

24th May 2017

Due to the fact that this has been delayed for awhile now, I wanted to show the current progress for DL3 with SafeConsole integration.  Currently DL3 is limited as to only allowing INVENTORY, AUDIT and REPORT.  The ability to reset password and read-only mode was missing.


here is the video of demonstration:


Overview of demo:

  1. DL3 connects to safeconsole
  2. new password recovery is generated and saved as secure blob only visible through admin console (code is regenerated on every new unlock)
  3. demonstrate using the password recovery code from safeconsole on dl3 itself
  4. user password is reset back to default and can login again


  • finalize functionality
  • clean up admin console related layouts and wording
  • add read-only mode functionality
  • mac compatibility with dl3 and safeconsole is still be researched

DL3 client v4.8.31 hopes to be finished by end of this week.  This will also require a new version of SafeConsole which is due to release end of the month.

DataLocker announces they will be exhibiting at Infosecurity Europe in London, 06-08 June 2017

22nd May 2017

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, May, 2017 – DataLocker (, a developer of data encryption solutions for portable storage devices, central management systems, and cloud encryption gateway, today announced that the company will be exhibiting in participation with Kingston Technology ( at the upcoming 22nd Infosecurity Europe conference at Olympia London, 06-08 June, 2017 stand E241.


DataLocker and Kingston® have been close partners working together on both SafeConsole and IronKey EMS managed encryption solutions — both will be demonstrated at the exhibition. SafeConsole by DataLocker supported devices include: DataLocker’s Sentry flash drives and DL3 hard drive, Kingston’s DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 and DataTraveler 4000 G2   flash drives, as well as CardwaveSafeToGo flash drive. IronKey EMS by DataLocker supported devices include: Kingston’s IronKey™ Enterprise S1000 flash drive, Kingston’s IronKey™ D300M flash drives, and DataLocker Enterprise H350 and H300 external hard drives and Sentry EMS encrypted flash drive.


“Infosecurity Europe provides the region’s best opportunity for DataLocker and Kingston to demonstrate a total data security solution that starts with encrypted endpoints and adds the ability to be centrally managed.” said Jay Kim, CEO, DataLocker.


SafeConsole and IronKey EMS by DataLocker make it easy to establish a secure storage command center for administering and policing your encrypted hardware investment. Securely manage all of your organizations encrypted storage devices with a cloud based or on-premises solution. Enforce password policies, remotely disable lost or stolen drives, reset passwords and more, all from an easy to use intuitive dashboard.


Infosecurity Europe is the region’s number one information security event featuring Europe’s largest and most comprehensive conference programme and over 360 exhibitors showcasing the most relevant information security solutions and products to 13,500 visitors.


DataLocker is the leading provider of advanced encryption solutions. With a complete suite of hardware-encrypted products, a cloud encryption gateway and central management platforms, DataLocker protects sensitive data and intellectual property for thousands of government, military and enterprise clients worldwide. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, DataLocker products combine superior convenience and usability with state of the art security.


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World Backup Day

31st March 2017

World Backup Day is March 31st!

Don’t be an April Fool. Backup your data.
Backup your digital data on “World Backup day” with a Thecus NAS!

The Scary Statistics

Did you know that less than 7% of people save their data on a daily basis? 49 % perform a backup on a monthly basis, while a staggering 30% of people have never even backed up their data. Backing up your data will protect your life’s work when your storage device fails, 75% of data losses are due to Hardware malfunction (44%) and User error (32%).

So what is World Backup Day?

World Backup Day is a day for people to learn about the increasing role of data in our lives and the importance of regular backups. This independent initiative to raise awareness about backups and data preservation started out — like most good things on the internet – on reddit by a couple of concerned users. World Backup Day is here to make sure that people actually start backing up.

But data loss won’t happen to me…

People should take heed of the tales of outrageous data loss incidents.

  • Pixar accidentally lost nearly 90% of the animated film Toy Story 2 to an errant computer command.
  • A Spanish wedding photographer accidently deleted all the photos of a wedding he worked at, costing him €8,000.
  • My friend Dave, upon not investing on a NAS device, lost his TV show collection, including every season of Game of Thrones, when his portable hard drive malfunctioned.



Data Backup made easy with Thecus!

Thecus focuses on all segments of the Network Attached Storage (NAS) market. A NAS device delivers users with their own private cloud, connected via a network, where information is privately stored and accessed by multiple devices at the same time. Multiple redundancy functions including RAID and Off-site replication are supported, to ensure complete data integrity. Thecus’ latest devices include 4K multimedia playback through PLEX, mobile access from any location, an in-built APP station, plus Scale-Out functionality that allows companies to expand their storage capacity without limit.

People now create and generate over 1.8 zettabytes of data per year. That’s a lot of data that we need to protect! This Friday, backup and secure all your favorite music and film collections, and treasured pictures of past summer vacations and weddings, also don’t forget your critical business files.

Don’t be an April Fool. Backup your data. World Backup Day is March 31st.

For sales enquiries :

For more information about Thecus Linux NAS, please go here:

For more information about Thecus WSS NAS, please go here:

To learn more about the World Backup Day, please go here:

About Thecus®

Established in 2004, Thecus Technology Corp provides market leading network attached storage and network video recorder solutions, committed to revolutionize how everyone from home user to enterprise level business centrally stores, manages and accesses their digital data both onsite and cloud-based. Thecus strives to deliver continuous innovation through cutting edge technology and design to provide data storage with the most customer-friendly platform, rapid performance and robust security. In May 2016, Thecus was formally acquired by Ennoconn Corporation and thus became part of the Foxconn IPC Technology group. Partnered together this diverse group of companies work in tandem to provide a total IoT (Internet of Things) solution. Now with an unparalleled portfolio to work with, Thecus is collaborating to bring unprecedented change to the network storage industry.

Download here:  World backup Day

Qsan Xcube SAN X32260 Product Review

3rd March 2017

QSAN’s Latest XCubeSAN XS3226D, the 26 bay small form factor SAN gets a great review from Storage Magazine!


Origin Storage Announces New Exclusive Partnership with Thecus

23rd February 2017

Origin Storage Announces New Exclusive Partnership with Thecus


Basingstoke, Hampshire: February 23rd 2017. Origin Storage and Thecus announce new exclusive partnership for Origin in UK and EIRE.


Thecus, a recognized global leader of digital storage solutions has agreed a new partnership with Origin Storage to exclusively manage its Reseller channels in both the UK and Ireland.


Florence Shih General Manager from Thecus said “We’re very excited about our new partnership with Origin and have confidence that their distribution network will provide Thecus with a tremendous portal to its customers.  With Origin’s strong reputation in the UK market, this cooperation will reinforce Thecus’ position as a trusted provider of storage solutions.”


Thecus have been at the forefront of a feature rich range of NAS solutions for many years and are constantly striving to release new solutions to keep up with the ever changing storage landscape, both for the current storage demands or whether you are looking to the world of IoT as this exciting new technology gains momentum. Whether you need a small, home user focussed solution running windows, an SMB based tower archiving solution or an enterprise class high performance storage servers then Thecus have a solution made to measure.


Stuart Eling, Sales Manager at Origin Storage commented; “Origin Storage is proud to represent Thecus in this new exclusive partnership, we’ve had a longstanding relationship with Thecus, and we are looking forward to supporting and expanding our Thecus reseller base.  Thecus are entering a new and exciting chapter, after new investment into Thecus from Foxconn Technology Group which has allowed an increase in both private cloud products and marketing activity which will enable Thecus to reclaim its position in the NAS market place.


About Thecus:

Thecus Technology was founded to design, manufacture, and market digital storage products. Now, 10 products and over 100 awards later, Thecus is recognized as a global leader of digital storage solutions. With decades of R&D experience, the Thecus team has developed an entire range of state-of-the-art storage products for consumers and enterprises alike.


About Origin:

For more than a decade now, Origin Storage has been an established provider to many of the IT industry’s leading Resellers. At the heart of our success lies a dedicated team of trusted advisers with a wealth of knowledge in storage and data security. That knowledge and the confidence to constantly evolve ourselves, has seen our business branch out into new and exciting areas in the storage arena. Our strong business relationships allow us to continually expand and seek fresh, innovative new products to add to the IT market place.


Find out more:



For further information please contact Elinor Horsfield – Marketing

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Origin Storage Announces New Security Product – Privacy Filters

6th December 2016

Origin Storage Announces New Security Product – Privacy Filters



Origin Storage forms collaboration partnership with Cardwave

3rd October 2016

Press Release for Immediate Release

3rd October 2016

Origin Storage forms collaboration partnership with Cardwave


Basingstoke, Hampshire: October – 3rd – 2016. Origin Storage have become a Solutions Partner of SafeToGo™ centrally managed encrypted USB’s by Cardwave.


Mobile work forces are an important part of any modern day corporate environment, and USB storage devices have become essential, but they are small and easy to lose! SafeToGo™ is a security solution for individuals and organisations who value their data and need assurances that it can be kept safe when being carried around.


SafeToGo™ is a fully robust, hardware encrypted USB3.0 flash drive that protects sensitive data and can be fully managed through the SafeConsole Secure USB Management Server, giving administrators control over specific features that help users manage and secure sensitive data. SafeToGo™ has been designed and manufactured to achieve the highest levels of quality, performance and security, and is CE, FCC and RoHS certified. The housing is made from aluminium and available in capacities from 4GB to 64GB.


Inspire Architects is a customer of SafeToGo. They recommend the product because it offers a secure solution that is easy to use and flexible for their future company growth plans.


A spokesperson for the practice said they use the service:

“To ensure that our company and client’s files are securely encrypted when working or travelling off site. With the new GDPR coming into force we needed to ensure that data on the move is safely secured by a hardware encrypted device that is also compact and robust. It’s really easy to set up and use. As our company grows, the knowledge that we can use it alongside a central USB management system was also really attractive.”

Inspire Architects


New general data protection regulations (GDPR) mean organisations that handle EU citizens’ data face fines of up to €20 million or 4% of their global annual turnover if they are found non-compliant. The GDPR will come into full effect in 2018. Organisations are now required to tell regulators about a personal data breach. This notification won’t be required if the breach is “unlikely to result in a risk for the rights and freedoms of individual.” For example if the USB was encrypted.


Stuart Eling, Sales Manager at Origin Storage commented;


“At Origin Storage we are continually building our product portfolio and are always looking for partners with innovative new solutions to complement our storage and data security technologies. SafeToGo™  is a perfect fit to our existing solutions based portfolio.”

Paul Norbury, Chief Executive, Cardwave commented;

“We are proud to announce Origin’s appointment as a new distributor for SafeToGo. The partnership with Origin is a key piece of our channel portfolio jigsaw ensuring that we now have agreements with a strong growing mix of distributors across Europe for the product range.” said Paul Norbury, Chief Executive, Cardwave.





About Origin Storage:

Since 2003, Origin Storage has been an established provider to many of the IT industry’s leading Resellers. At the heart of our success lies a dedicated team of trusted advisers with a wealth of knowledge in storage and data security. That knowledge and the confidence to constantly evolve ourselves, has seen our business branch out into new and exciting areas in the flash storage and memory arena. Our strong business relationships allow us to continually expand and seek fresh, innovative new products that add unique opportunities to the IT market place.


Find out more at or email



About Cardwave:

Multi-award-winning company Cardwave, which has offices in Devizes, Wiltshire and Dallas, Texas, was founded by Paul Norbury in 2004 and works with customers of all sizes across the world, providing specialist expertise to organisations who need to secure and distribute their data on removable and embedded media. The business provides value-add services, end-to-end project management, and consultancy solutions, and has positioned itself as one of the market leaders. It also offers business solutions for data security and recovery, in the form of SafeToGo – a hardware encrypted USB – and a recently-launched data recovery service, Data Resus.


Press Contacts:


Origin Storage: Elinor Horsfield – Marketing,

Cardwave: Emma Charlton – Marketing and Communications Manager,

Identity and personal data theft account for 64% of all data breaches

21st September 2016

Data breaches increased 15% in the first six months of 2016 compared to the last six months of 2015, according to Gemalto.

Breach Level Index

Worldwide, there were 974 reported data breaches and more than 554 million compromised data records in the first half of 2016, compared to 844 data breaches and 424 million compromised data records in the previous six months. In addition, 52% percent of the data breaches in the first half of this year did not disclose the number of compromised records at the time they were reported.

Breach Level Index

The Breach Level Index is a global database that tracks data breaches and measures their severity based on multiple dimensions, including the number of records compromised, the type of data, the source of the breach, how the data was used, and whether or not the data was encrypted. By assigning a severity score to each breach, the Breach Level Index provides a comparative list of breaches, distinguishing data breaches that are a not serious versus those that are truly impactful.

According to the Breach Level Index, more than 4.8 billion data records have been exposed since 2013 when the index began benchmarking publicly disclosed data breaches. For the first six months of 2016, identity theft was the leading type of data breach, accounting for 64% of all data breaches, up from 53% in the previous six months. Malicious outsiders were the leading source of data breaches, accounting for 69% of breaches, up from 56% in the previous six months.

“Over the past twelve months hackers have continued to go after both low hanging fruit and unprotected sensitive personal data that can be used to steal identities,” said Jason Hart, VP and CTO for Data Protection at Gemalto. “The theft of user names and account affiliation may be irritating for consumers, but the failure of organizations to protect sensitive personal information and identities is a growing problem that will have implications for consumer confidence in the digital services and companies they entrust with their personal data.”

Healthcare data breaches increase 25%

Across industries, the healthcare industry accounted for 27% of data breaches and saw its number of data breaches increase 25% compared to the previous six months. However, healthcare represented just 5% of compromised data records versus 12% in the previous six months.

Government accounted for 14% of all data breaches, which was the same as the previous six months, but represented 57% of compromised records.

Financial services companies accounted for 12% of all data breaches, a 4% decline compared to previous six months, but accounted for just 2% of compromised data records.

Retail accounted for 11% of data breaches, and declined 6% versus the previous six months, and accounted for 3% of compromised data records.

Education accounted for 11% of data breaches and represented less than one percent of all compromised records. All other industries represented 16% of data breaches and 16% of compromised data records.

In terms of top three geographic regions for reported data breaches, 79% were in North America, 9% were in Europe, and 8% were in Asia-Pacific.

Breach Level Index

Not all data breaches are equal

As data breaches continue to grow in frequency and size, it is becoming more difficult for consumers, government regulatory agencies and companies to distinguish between nuisance data breaches and truly impactful mega breaches,” said Jason Hart, VP and CTO for Data Protection at Gemalto. “News reports fail to make these distinctions, but they are important to understand because each have different consequences. A breach involving 100 million user names is not as severe as a breach of one million accounts with social security numbers and other personally identifiable information that are used for financial gain.”

“In this increasingly digital world, companies, organizations and governments are storing greater and greater amounts of data that has varying levels of sensitivity. At the same time, it is clear that data breaches are going to happen and that companies need to shift from a total reliance on breach prevention to strategies that help them secure the breach. That is why more focus needs to be understanding what really constitutes sensitive data, where it is stored, and using the best means to defend it. At the end of the day, the best way to protect data is to kill it. That means ensuring user credentials are secured with strong authentication and sensitive data is protected with encryption so it is useless to the thieves.”


EU GDPR – prevent lost portable data and avoid €20 million or more in fines.

8th June 2016

Every company doing business in the European Union has some challenges ahead.
IAPP President and CEO J. Trevor Hughes

Concerns for any EU or globally active entity.

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means that organizations, that handle EU citizens data face fines of up to €20 million or 4% of their global annual turnover if they are found non-compliant.

“Thanks to an extraterritoriality clause, even a company or service provider with no physical EU footprint still has to comply with the EU data protection legislation if it processes EU citizens’ data making it of global concern.” stated Duncan Brown, research director at IDC to SearchCIO.

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VisionTek Announces Long-Awaited Expansion into European Market

18th April 2016

Increases in EMEA demand drives strategic distribution partnership with Origin Storage

April 18, 2016, East Dundee, IL – VisionTek Products LLC, (VisionTek®), a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PCs and Macs, today announced expanded distribution of products into Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The EMEA demand is primarily fuelled by Dell’s aftermarket PC upgrade options that VisionTek designs for optimal system compatibility, and is made possible through a partnership with Origin Storage based out of the UK.

“Every business needs to improve performance between PC buying cycles. VisionTek is excited to help companies around the globe increase productivity via our upgrades,” said Michael Innes, President of VisionTek. “VisionTek’s graphics and accessories are designed to help companies optimize PC application performance, support the user experience, and ultimately drive business computing efficiencies.”

VisionTek is planning to do business primarily through Origin’s channel and focus on the long-standing Dell aftermarket upgrade model to lay the foundation for growth through the EU, Middle East, and Africa. Addressing incremental demand is the driving force behind VisionTek’s expansion, with plans to have a long-term relationship with a focus on value-add partners, such as Origin. Origin will support VisionTek’s line of PC graphics and accessories into EMEA, additionally providing active sales efforts throughout all these regions.

Origin Storage is excited to partner with a strategic brand like VisionTek, as the company is a natural complement for Origin’s customers in EMEA. Andy Cordial, Managing Director, at Origin Storage noted that the partnership fills a big gap in Origin’s product portfolio, adding, “as these modern companies look to understand and boost performance of their PCs they now have an additional graphics products and accessories to enhance performance which will in turn maximize ROI.”

About Origin Storage Limited
For more than a decade now, Origin Storage has been an established provider to many of the IT industry’s leading Distributors and Resellers. At the heart of our success lies a dedicated team of trusted advisers with a wealth of knowledge in matched upgrades and data security. That knowledge and the confidence to constantly evolve ourselves, has seen our business branch out into new and exciting areas. Our strong business relationships allow us to continually expand and seek fresh, innovative new products to add to the IT market. The Origin head office is located in Basingstoke, Hampshire and can be contacted by calling +44(0) 1256 813989 or by emailing

About VisionTek Products LLC
Since 1988, VisionTek Products LLC (VisionTek) is recognized as a leading developer of memory, cables and adapters, graphics cards, power supplies, SSDs, and other PC and Macintosh computer accessories. Its products are found at leading retailers, distributors, PC system builders and e-commerce sites. VisionTek is headquartered in East Dundee, Illinois, and can be contacted by calling 866-883-5411 or by emailing

How it all began

28th October 2015

For more than a decade now, Origin Storage has been an established provider to many of the IT industry’s leading Resellers. At the heart of our success lies a dedicated team of trusted advisers with a wealth of knowledge in storage and data security.
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Talk Talk hack data was unencrypted

23rd October 2015

TalkTalk hack data was unencrypted, company says, leaving it open to hackers despite repeated cyber attacks. The hack is the third major incident within the company in the last 12 months, with customers’ information once again being stolen.

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Nominated for the CRN Awards

22nd October 2015


On 2nd September, the CRN Awards released the shortlisted companies within their 24 different categories for 2015. Origin Storage was one of the companies shortlisted, for the “Storage Distributor of the year” category.

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Western Digital is buying SanDisk for $19 billion

22nd October 2015

It’s been confirmed! Western Digital, the world’s largest storage manufacturer, is buying one of the world’s largest flash memory manufacturers, SanDisk. The deal is worth $86.50 per share, which adds up to a total of $19 billion. 

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Back it up, back it up

21st October 2015

We create more data every day. Every time we upload a picture on social media, every time we record a video. With the rise in Internet of Things (IoT) our thermostats, vehicles and fridges are adding to the stream of data.  The Internet reaches to the far flung corners of the globe and the number of users streaming data, seemingly just into the nether, continues to expand every day.

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Storage Glossary of Terms

20th October 2015

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AES – Advanced Encryption Standard
AIT – Advanced Intelligent Tape
AME – Advanced Metal Evaporated
AMP – Advanced Metal Particle
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Global SSD Market to Post CAGR of 41% Until 2022

2nd October 2015

According to a new market report made public by Transparent Market Research Solid State Drive Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 – 2022($4,795), the global SSD market was valued at $15.1 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach $229.5 billion by 2022, expanding at a CAGR of 40.7% from 2015 to 2022. Continue reading…

Laptop Upgrades- Memory (RAM)

25th September 2015

What you need to know about laptop upgrades (part 2: Memory)

Laptops aren’t easy to upgrade as desktop PCs. In fact, newer laptops are becoming harder to upgrade- but you still may need to upgrade your laptop with more RAM or a solid-state drive. Continue reading…

Laptop Upgrades – Solid State Drive

24th September 2015

What you need to know about laptop upgrades (part 1: SSD)

Laptops aren’t easy to upgrade as desktop PCs. In fact, newer laptops are becoming harder to upgrade- but you still may need to upgrade your laptop with more RAM or a solid-state drive.

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Latest news on Qsan

15th September 2015

windowsJ300Q – The best DAS/JBOD enclosure for Windows Storage Spaces

With commodity servers (computes) and J300Q DAS enclosures, users can construct your own software defined storage infrastructure using Windows Storage Spaces. J300Q series supports SAS, SATA, and SSD drives in both 3.5″(LFF) and 2.5″(SFF) form factors. Continue reading…

Here’s to a new beginning

15th September 2015


top banner-websiteOrigin Storage Releases Value-Orientated Inception MLC800 SSD 

New MLC-Based SATA III SSD offers cost-effective, high-capacity storage without compromising great performance and reliability for notebooks and desktops

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Encryption 101

30th June 2015

Concerns about business data security are on the rise. Between the recent Apple and Facebook leaks and the crisis regarding creating a “backdoor” or a “golden key” to encrypted hard drives, CEOs and IT specialists are justly worried about the long-term effects.

Executives are entitled to place a higher premium on the protection of their data. However, it can be difficult to coordinate security measures across various areas of the business, on different types of systems and devices; it’s easy to leave out one or more, even among the most vigilant business owners. Continue reading…

The backdoor threat to UK plc

26th June 2015

The new crisis regarding creating a “backdoor” or a “golden key” to encrypted hard drives is a major threat to technology. The National Security Agency (NSA) director, Mike Rogers, tried to calm doubts about the government’s plans to maintain built-in access to data held by US technology companies, by saying that creating these “backdoors” will not be harmful to privacy, would not fatally compromise encryption and would not ruin international markets for US technology products. Continue reading…

NAS 101- What is Network Attached Storage?

24th June 2015

Data is a critical asset for companies today. Without access to their data, companies may not be able to provide their customers with the level of service desired. Poor customer service, loss of sales or team collaboration problems are all examples of what can happen when information is not available to teams within a company.

Additionally, when it comes to data storage, small businesses find themselves faced with other issues, such as needing their storage solution to be:

  • Lower cost
  • Easy to operate (many small businesses do not have IT staff)
  • Capable of growing alongside their storage needs
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Data Centres and Big Data trends

18th June 2015

Several converging trends, such as IT consumerization, increased number of users, more devices and a lot more data, have pushed the storage environment to a new level. Now, these new technologies aren’t only driving the cloud — they’re pushing forward all of the technologies that support cloud computing. At the epicentre of the cloud sits the data centre. This is the central point where all information is gathered, and then distributed to other data centres or to the end-user. Continue reading…

Go LED with Port Designs

16th June 2015

Origin Storage is introducing the new revolutionary GO LED Backpack by Port Designs. The new backpack has an integrated indicator light display. Made for mobility and commuting, GO LED backpack has a flashing LED panel increasing visibility during journeys, sport activities and leisure trips. Continue reading…

Expanding the storage arena with Qsan

16th June 2015

Origin Storage has taken on board Qsan, a global leader in advanced storage solutions. As Qsan’s official UK distributor for its TrioNAS range of products, Origin will bring enterprise-class features to small and medium sized businesses.

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Origin solutions Powered by Seagate

14th May 2015

Update your servers with Origin solutions Powered by Seagate

Storage has always been the heart of everything we do. We manufacture a full range of quality matched drive solutions for most branded Servers, Notebooks and Desktops. We also distribute specialist storage solutions for the most demanding markets. Last year (2014) only, Origin supplied over 23,000 matched HDD solutions throughout Europe. All drive options in all sizes and speeds are available for any desktop, notebook, server or data centre.

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DataLocker Introduces Encryption Management Platform (EMP)

23rd April 2015

Origin Storage is proud to present the NEW secure storage command centre that helps companies protect sensitive information, no matter where it goes.

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The new Encryption Management Platform is brought by Datalocker, leading provider of encryption solutions. This advanced management platform helps companies with multiple encrypted endpoints track the location and use of sensitive data and intellectual property around the globe.

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My Rockstar story, by ITV

17th February 2015

ITV Studios is a prominent addition to the rapidly growing Rockstar customer base.
The world famous broadcaster really doesn’t need further introduction, but for good measure – here goes: ITV is an integrated producer broadcaster, operating the largest commercial family of channels in the UK. In addition to traditional broadcasting on its channels, ITV delivers content on demand through numerous platforms, both directly and via the ITV Player. Through ITV Studios the company produces content for both its own channels and third parties in the UK and increasingly overseas. The ITV distribution business sells finished programmes and formats worldwide.
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Origin at CCKO2015

12th February 2015

First time at Computacenter’s Annual Kick-off event

Origin Storage recently attended our first ever Computacenter Kick-off event held at Celtic Manor Resort, it was a superb event which started by watching the opening game of the Six Nations at The Millennium Stadium  in Cardiff!!
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Welcome to Our New Website

9th February 2015

It’s here! New website announcement!

Here at Origin Storage we’re very excited to announce the launch of our new website which goes live today and is located under the same web address as before The site’s home page features bright colours and an uncluttered design as well as including the newly designed logo. A few of our goals with the new website were to make it faster, easier to navigate and more user friendly.

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Origin Plumps for Rockstar lifestyle

20th January 2015

Origin Storage named master distributor of the Rockstar Data range of shared storage solutions

Rockstar Data, the Northern Ireland based manufacturer of high-end shared storage solutions, developed for creative professionals demanding ultra-high speed collaboration and large amounts of redundant storage, has named Origin Storage as its main operations and distribution partner for Northern Europe.

 Andy Cordial, CEO of Origin Storage commented – ‘the Rockstar product range is a prominent addition to our existing portfolio of high availability storage solutions. Rockstar’s no-nonsense, no-compromise approach to business fits well with Origin’s own beliefs. We are delighted to be part of the Rockstar journey and we expect the Rockstar business to significantly increase our revenue in the coming years.’

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Origin partners with WinMagic

20th January 2015

Origin Storage announces Channel Program Partnership with WinMagic

Origin Storage established provider to many leading IT resellers, announced the launch of its new official Channel Program Partnership with encryption management vendor WinMagic Inc.

The alliance with WinMagic brings award-winning software, SecureDoc, line of products to Origin Storage’s community while delivering comprehensive channel-centric benefits designed specifically for resellers and best in breed self-encrypting drive (SED) technology.

The SecureDoc software manages the credentials for SEDs and, additionally, ensures protection of sensitive information stored on desktops and laptops by employing authentication from password to hardware token, biometrics, and PKI, starting right at pre-boot time. WinMagic’s award-winning products fulfill the requirements of even the most security conscious users by focusing on concrete security features and, at the same time, by offering unparalleled flexibility.

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Channel Integrator of the Year at Seagate Partner Awards 2014

20th January 2015

We are the Champions: Origin Storage become Channel Integrator of the Year at Seagate Partner Awards in 2014

Matched solutions specialist, Origin Storage, is proud to announce their recent achievement, winning UK Channel Integrator of the Year 2014 at the Seagate Partner Awards held on 10th September at The Belfry.

The award was presented to Andy Cordial, Managing Director of Origin Storage by Seagate’s Sales Manager for UK and Ireland, Andrew Palmer. Origin stood out as the winner due to their strong and committed partnership with Seagate; with Seagate a consistent and valued fixture within Origin’s product offering and reseller activity.

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