Data Archiving Blog

12 Inch Media

12 inch media has been the historic archival storage backbone for many enterprise content management applications across a wide range of industries. While 12 inch technology has been superseded by higher performance, more cost effective, media formats, hundreds of organizations continue to use their robust 12 inch media. ASTI provides multi-generation support for 12 inch technology starting from 2GB media originally launched in 1987, through the final generation of 30GB media released in 2000.

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120 MM DVD Media

While the 120mm DVD media format is very common in consumer products, ASTI’s focus with this technology is on professional data archiving storage applications. The pervasiveness and acceptance of DVD technology makes it an ideal choice for a centralized data archive that benefits from remote data collection or the physical distribution of content. Unlike UDO media that is housed in rugged cartridge, DVD is a "bare" media that requires unique handling and quality considerations. ASTI offers only the highest quality DVD media designed for the demands of data storage. When used in combination with D-Series DVD libraries, DVD technology provides a flexible archive solution.

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Magneto Optical (MO) Media

ASTI offers 5.25-inch Magneto Optical media for use in G-Series Libraries. This professional archive grade media has been designed to meet the rigors of library use and provides a data life in excess of 30 years. ASTI G-Series optical libraries support both UDO and previous generation MO optical media. This backward compatible strategy allows customers to maintain full access to older MO based data while using UDO for current demands.

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Ultra Density Optical (UDO)

Flexible Optical Archiving Media

Archiving with optical storage is the most secure method of archiving data. Ultra Density Optical® (UDO) technology is the core of many of ASTI’s data archiving solutions. ISO Certified UDO® digital storage media meets today’s diverse requirements for storing static data over the long-term. This archiving media is available in Rewritable and Write-Once-Read-Many (WORM) formats. Both formats are offered in 30GB UDO1 and 60GB UDO2 capacities.

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FileNet OSAR Libraries

The FileNet Optical Storage and Retrieval (OSAR) library is an optical jukebox archive that provides organizations with an archive solution that leverages tiered storage in order to meet regulatory and discovery requirements. The library utilizes 12-inch media, available in Write Once Read Many (WORM) format. Media capacity is available in 5.6GB, 12GB and 30 GB sizes.

Although no longer manufactured, as the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Alliance offers upgrade paths and service for customers with legacy libraries of all types.

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HP Libraries

Alliance Continues to Offer Upgrade and Service Paths for HP Optical Jukebox Libraries

Alliance continues to offer upgrade paths and service for customers with libraries that can no longer access support services from HP (reference HP announcement mid 2011 regarding end of service for the SureStore and StorageWorks optical jukebox libraries). Alliance understands the importance of investing in archive technologies and endeavors to enable businesses and organizations to continue with technology that makes good business sense.

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IBM 3995 Libraries

Alliance Continues to Offer Upgrade Paths and Service for IBM 3995 Libraries
As the original equipment manufacturer for IBM 3995 libraries with Magneto Optical drives, Alliance continues to offer upgrade paths and service for customers with libraries that can no longer access support services from IBM (reference IBM announcement in late 2012 withdrawing support and service for the libraries). Alliance understands the importance of investing in archive technologies and endeavors to enable businesses and organizations to continue with technology that makes good business sense.

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12 inch Libraries

The Plasmon 1800 Series is a family of 12-inch optical Jukeboxes designed to store large datasets in the most demanding of archiving applications. The modular design includes three models: 1602, 1802, and 1803. Each model set the standard for dependable, high-capacity, and unalterable TrueWORM™ (Write Once Read Many) technology. Using Plasmon 6000 or 8000 optical drives and media, the Series 1800 libraries can store from 870 gigabytes to 4.2 terabytes of data in a permanent archive with a minimum data life of 30 years. Many libraries are still in production today.

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