Northern adds Hitachi NAS Support to its User Data Management Solution

Boston, Massachusetts – April 27, 2015: NORTHERN, the founder and market leader of User Data Management (UDM) – helping organizations gain insight into and control over user-generated data, today announces that Northern Storage Suite is fully integrated with the HNAS file filtering feature of HNAS 12.3.

“Northern strives to provide our customers with outstanding value, regardless of platform”, says Jonas Areskoug, CEO of Northern. “Hitachi Data Systems have been a great partner in creating this seamless integration for our joint customers thereby enabling that more organizations can benefit from management of their user generated data.”

A large North American financial institution was the driving force to initiate the work to integrate Northern Storage Suite and Hitachi Data Systems HNAS. This organization decided for Hitachi’s HNAS platform and concluded that Northern Storage Suite was the best possible User Data Management solution to meet their needs. Working closely together, Northern and HDS have quickly satisfied the customer’s need by integrating Northern Storage Suite with the HNAS file filtering feature. Beyond the previously available UDM capabilities of Northern, this allows NSS to operate fail-open quota locking and file-blocking functionalities.

With the growth rates of unstructured data continuing to accelerate, Northern’s approach to User Data Management (UDM) is user and data focused – enabling organizations to control data growth, align the value of data with the cost of storage, and extend the life of storage infrastructure. Working closely with the customer in an iterative goal-driven process, Northern and Northern Storage Suite can deliver the insight and control needed not only to the IT department but out to all of the data owners in the line-of-business.

Gunnar Bohlin, VP Global Marketing
Phone: +1.617.331.1260

Jonas Areskoug, CEO
Phone: +46 70 522 44 00



NORTHERN is dedicated to helping organizations gain insight and control over their unstructured user generated data. Founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 1995 Northern has from the beginning served a global market focusing solely on User Data Management [UDM]. The in-house developed software solution, Northern Storage Suite, is used by organizations around the world with large numbers of users and/or large amounts of unstructured data. Organizations in all areas, from aerospace and healthcare to government and education, have realized the benefits of the goal-driven, policy-based approach to UDM that Northern can offer.

The company serves a global market through its six bases of operations: Sweden [Stockholm], United States [Boston, MA], France [Paris], United Kingdom [London], Italy [Turin] and The Netherlands [Utrecht] For more information visit:

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