1. About Acronis Storage¶
Acronis Storage is a software-defined storage optimized for storing large amounts of data. It provides data redundancy (replication and erasure coding), high availability, self-healing, and storage sharing.
Acronis Storage offers integration with the Acronis Notary service to leverage blockchain notarization and ensure the immutability of data saved in object storage clusters. The notary service time-stamps the data and stores data fingerprints in a public blockchain ledger, not owned by Acronis, ensuring data immutability. Notarization is critical in situations when the integrity of the original data must be maintained.
Blockchain notarization is commonly used to maintain authenticity of such data as property and medical records, chain-of-evidence for court documents, police video or security camera footage, intellectual property bound documents, long-term archiving that could be subject to IT audits, and ‘consortium’ data storage, where multiple entities or individuals need to securely store and exchange massive amounts of data and information.