Nuix tackles eDiscovery in the cloud

Nuix has adapted its ediscovery Engine for popular cloud computing infrastructures such as Office 365 and other hosted platforms.

It means processing can take place within cloud environments such as Microsoft Office 365, without having to move it or download it behind the firewall.

“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 Eddie Sheehy, CEO of Nuix. “Nuix is committed to staying 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 Windows 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. “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. 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.”

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