Data Archiving Blog

D Series Libraries

Alliance’s Plasmon branded D-Series DVD Jukebox libraries offered a flexible archiving solution with the ability to mix drives and media to suit most applications and user requirements. The D-Series libraries used magazines that contained up to ten single or double-sided 120 MM CD/DVD discs, which provided the ability to quickly add or remove media. Discs could also be added or removed individually through the import export drawer when the library was online. The library systems used a dual picker to make rapid disc exchanges and offered fast performance in a multi-user environment. Many D Series libraries are still in production today.

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Plasmon M-Series Magneto Optical (MO) Librarie

Alliance’s Plasmon branded 5.2 GB & 9.1 GB Magneto-Optical Libraries were a reliable, cost-effective data storage product. The legacy M-Series enabled rapid access to data with flexible configurations and standard interface options. Larger units are equipped with an advanced dual picker providing fast disk exchange times and field-proven high reliability. Many MO libraries are still in production today.

Although no longer manufactured, as the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Alliance offers upgrade paths and service for customers with legacy libraries of all types. Alliance G-Series provides mixed optical media support for both Magneto Optical (MO) and UDO technology in one library.

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Network Attached Storage (NAS) Technologies

Alliance Storage Technologies, Inc. (ASTI) Network-Attached Storage (NAS) solutions make management of archive appliance systems easy. Our solutions are designed specifically for data archiving and incorporate features that can substantially reduce business risks and costs. These regulatory compliant data archiving solutions are suitable for any business, organization, or industry with a requirement for archiving data securely over the long term.

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Archiving Defined - What is data archiving?

Data archiving is part of an overall strategy for storing important corporate and government information using a secure method so that it is easily accessible at any time in the future. Most corporate data is important and is considered a digital asset that is saved on a data storage solution or an electronic archiving device.

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Archiving Media - A Critical Component of Archive Solutions

Archive Solutions must offer compliant data storage providing extremely resilient, long-term storage capabilities that meet mandated regulatory compliance initiatives. Hence, the best Archive Media must meet stringent requirements associated with professional archive systems. These requirements include:

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