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ASTI Can Help Support Your IBM 3995 with an Upgrade and Services Program


IBM support for the 3995 Optical Library has ended. Are you prepared?

IBM‘s end-of-service on the 3995 systems occurred on December 2010 making it essential to secure a supported storage solution for your critical data. The IBM 3995 Upgrade and Services Program makes it easy for you to transition to new, supported optical libraries.

Now you can retain your current media without the pain of migrating to a disk-based solution. In addition, you can even trade in legacy systems and receive a discount on a new ASTI library, providing even greater savings and the most cost-effective long-term archival solution.

  • Take Away the Pain of Data Migrations - Both ASTI and IBM libraries use MO (Magneto-optical) media making it possible to move current media to new systems without the complications and risks of data migration. We can help you easily transition to a new library.
  • Stay Happy on Optical Technology - You already know the benefits of optical storage technology. Continue to trust optical technology for critical data and continue to enjoy a positive ROI through long-term use.
  • Retain Your Existing Data and Media - ASTI G-Series libraries will support IBM media with backwards read compatibility so you can keep critical data on the media you trust for long-term reliability.
  • Scalable Long-Term Solutions  - Our libraries offer the ultimate in investment protection. With capacities from 220GB up to 76TB, our libraries are scalable to meet your capacity needs.
  • Most Cost-Efficient Solution - Green technology libraries offer lower TCO than other types of data storage devices. After the data is permanently written on the media, it no longer requires a constant power source to maintain the data. This feature potentially reduces operating costs up to 75% (power and cooling), significantly lowering the total cost of ownership.
  • Solutions include Best-In-Class Global Services - You can be assured that you will receive the very best in world-wide, on-site maintenance services for new optical libraries through ASTI Service Direct programs and our authorized global service partner network.
  • Full-Service Resource Provider - As a full-service provider, ASTI manufactures libraries, drives, media and parts for all current ASTI / Plasmon® product lines. Whether it’s ongoing system maintenance and support, product upgrades, software updates, parts, or authentic UDO™ media – ASTI is the single-source you need.

Yes I want to learn more: Click to download the IBM 3995 Promotion brochure or fill out the Contact form to the right.

What are my options?

Options

Move the MO Media to ASTI Libraries
Purchase ASTI G-Series libraries that will support MO media with backwards read compatibility so you can keep critical data on the media you trust.

  • Protects your investment in MO media
  • Backwards compatibility provides investment protection
  • Move to up-to-date technology and continue using the same media

Select an ASTI Library with Mixed Drives (MO and UDO™)
Reads and writes data on two different media types quickly and easily within one library. This option removes the pain and risk of migrating data to a new solution.

  • Read legacy MO media and write to new UDO™ media
  • Allows you to transition to UDO™ higher capacity media
  • Move to up-to-date technology and continue using the same media
  • Dual media offers investment protection

Upgrade to a UDO™ Archive Appliance and Gain the Benefit of an All-In-One Networked Attached Storage (NAS) Solution

  • You can begin storing valuable data on expandable, scalable systems. Meets current regulatory requirements for data archiving
  • Allows you to migrate data one time instead of the many required with tape and disk solutions
  • Higher capacity drives
  • RAID cache provides faster throughput

ASTI technical sales staff are on hand to answer questions. Terms and conditions apply. Contact 719.593.7900, or fill out the form the the right for additional information. 

Upgrade & Expansion Options for Customers
Using Magneto Optical (MO) Media

All production of Magneto Optical (MO) media has been discontinued. Sony, the last manufacturer to produce MO media, has also announced discontinuation of the product in all formats (9.1GB, 5.2GB, 2.6GB).

Do you have a strategy in place for storing new data while continuing to read and access your important data stored on MO media?

ASTI offers tangible options that will enable you to continue operating on trusted optical technology without the headache of migrations. ASTI has a comprehensive technical knowledge of MO libraries and media and can guide you through the process of developing a strategy that will enable you to continue accessing your valuable stored data.

Did you know that ASTI offers solutions that will enable you to keep reading your data from MO media while continuing to write new data to UDO technology? ASTI G-Series direct-attached libraries provide mixed optical media support for both Magneto Optical (MO) and UDO technology in one library which eliminates the need for an expensive and risky migration.

Every system configuration is different – let ASTI help support your decision making process. ASTI Technical experts are available for a one-time, no-cost consultation to determine the optimal path to ensure protection of your valuable investment in legacy libraries.

To submit your current Magneto Optical configuration for review and schedule a consultation with ASTI technical team to discuss your options fill out the form to the right or contact ASTI Sales: 719-593-7900.

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Option 1: Lease or Purchase a G Series Library with UDO drives

  • Keep your legacy library in production while continuing to access and read data on MO media
    (service contract recommended)
  • Write new data to G Series Direct Attached Library with UDO media

Benefits:

  • Cost effective, no-risk solution
  • Easy implementation
  • Continue accessing valuable data stored on MO media
  • Eliminates the need for migration of older data
  • Continue utilizing your third-party software (software must support UDO drives and media)
  • Comparing media costs, this option reduces media cost per unit while increasing capacity by more than six times (next gen UDO 2 at 60GB vs MO at 9.1GB)

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Option 2: Lease or Purchase a G Series Library with mixed UDO and MO drives

  • Continue to access and read data on MO media while writing new data to UDO 
    all within the same G Series Direct Attached Library
  • Mixed drives and media must be supported by third party software

Benefits:

  • Cost effective and relatively painless solution
  • Easy implementation
  • Eliminates the need for migration of older data
  • Combines all drives within a single device
  • Continue accessing valuable data stored on MO
  • Comparing media costs, this option reduces media cost per unit while increasing capacity by more than six times (next gen UDO 2 at 60GB vs MO at 9.1GB) media

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Option 3: Move to a more full featured Network Attached Storage solution - Archive Appliance Elite

  • Complete, all-in-one solution that includes Archive Management Software & RAID Cache
  • Migration may be required

Benefits:

  • Network attached appliance eliminates the need for third party software
  • Open archive platform and virtual fileshare eliminate the need for third party software and enable easy integration to support the archiving needs of other applications
  • Improved operation through high-performance technology
  • Continue with optical true WORM technology
  • NAS Archive Appliance technology offers:
    • Fully integrated solution
    • Centralized control and management of all new data via the Archive Management Software
    • RAID cache for faster access to recently written data
    • Access to additional capabilities such as Cloud, Encryption & Replication
    • Faster operation through high-performance technology
  • Click here to learn more about the Archive Appliance Elite

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Option 4: Keep the MO in place and write new data to a full-featured NAS Archive Appliance Elite 

  • Keep legacy library in production while continuing to access and read data on MO media (service contract recommended)
  • Open archive platform and virtual fileshare eliminate the need for third party software and enable easy integration to support the archiving needs of other applications
  • Write new data to a current and fully-supported Network Attached Archive Appliance library with UDO media
  • Complete, full-featured solution includes Archive Management Software & RAID Cache
  • No migration required

Benefits:

  • Eliminates the need to migrate older data by keeping MO library in place
  • Network attached appliance eliminates the need for additional third party software
  • Continue with optical true WORM technology
  • Reduces costs and risks
  • NAS Archive Appliance technology offers:
    • Fully integrated solution
    • Centralized control and management of all new data via the Archive Management Software
    • RAID cache for faster access to recently written data
    • Access to additional capabilities such as Cloud, Encryption & Replication
    • Faster operation through high-performance technology
  • Click here to learn more about the Archive Appliance Elite

 

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Customer Testimonials

Read what our customers are saying about us.

Sangamon County Ciruit Clerk's Office

“Our major issue was time lost chasing documents. With the implementation of the archive solution, retrieval times went from DAYS to SECONDS.”
Tony Libri, Sangamon County Circuit Clerk

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care

“We had to determine what information was retrievable among the absolute chaos of the first week after Katrina…We were able to recover all of the patient images off the Plasmon libraries…We are now primarily using the Plasmon’s UDO Archive Appliance for its long-term recoverability.” – Kenneth Allen, Health Systems Specialist

AGFA Healthcare

“Ensuring that we could provide a PACS archive solution that helps customers meet HIPAA compliance at a reasonable cost was a critical requirement. This was guaranteed with the performance, longevity, and authenticity of the UDO Archive Appliance.” – Lenny Reznik, Director Enterprise Imaging and Information, Agfa Healthcare.

 

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