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Nuix, a worldwide provider of information management technologies, today announced it has developed the ability to apply massive eDiscovery processing power on demand by adapting the Nuix Engine for popular cloud computing infrastructures.
Nuix continues to invest in innovation and product development, now enabling customers to meet court deadlines by conducting rapid, large-scale eDiscovery indexing, searching, case assessment and export in the cloud. Crucially, processing can take place within cloud environments such as Microsoft Office 365, without having to move it or download it behind the firewall.
“I have been saying for many years that as more organisations move their data to the cloud, it will become essential to conduct eDiscovery and investigative search in the cloud, alongside the data,” said attorney and forensic technologist Craig Ball. “Nuix remains ahead of the game in building the next-generation tools the legal industry needs now and will need in the future.”
Nuix has developed the ability to spin up any number of virtual instances of the Nuix Engine and assign eDiscovery processing tasks to each one. This is currently possible on Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure and in development on the recently launched Google Compute environment.
“Through our growing Intelligent Migration business, we are helping customers move hundreds of terabytes of data to cloud services and govern that data,” said Eddie Sheehy, CEO of Nuix. “But a serious question remains about what happens when it is subject to Discovery.
“Courts are rejecting the argument that discovery is an undue burden even in Big Data cases that involve hundreds of terabytes or more, such as the ongoing Harlow v. Sprint Nextel Corp. Unless you can apply massive processing power to digital evidence in the cloud where it is stored, even with relatively small volumes of data, meeting deadlines at a reasonable cost is impossible.”
Nuix is exhibiting its eDiscovery and information governance solutions at booth #1401/1405 during LegalTech New York, February 4-6, at the Hilton New York. Nuix is also co-sponsoring the Information Governance: Secrets of Success for Strategy and Action educational track on February 6. For more information, visit www.nuix.com/LegalTech-2014.
Nuix (nuix.com) is a worldwide provider of information management technologies, including eDiscovery, electronic investigation and information governance software. Nuix customers include the world’s leading advisory firms, litigation support providers, enterprises, government departments, law enforcement agencies, and all of the world’s major corporate regulatory bodies.