Alliance Storage Technologies – Solutions
Data archiving has risen to the top of priority lists from the datacenter to the boardroom due to its undeniable IT and business benefits, as well as the critical role it plays in protecting critical information assets long-term to meet stringent regulatory compliance and legal mandates. Built on Alliance Storage Technology’s Archive Management Software (AMS) Platform, NETArchive delivers elastic scalability with simplified, cross-platform management and unrivaled control. It provides a flexible, robust and secure solution that can be tailored to meet the data management, business continuity and retention requirements in today’s complex business and IT environments. Alliance Storage Technologies data archiving solution delivers high-performance storage, answers the demand for an enterprise-class, unalterable and regulatory compliant long-term data archive, at a price point comparable to tape and disk.
Enhancing your archiving strategy with a cloud-based archive offers the opportunity to maintain a seamless user experience while benefitting from virtually unlimited storage capacity. The cost benefits are oftentimes immediate and substantial, benefitting from the public cloud vendor’s economies of scale – especially when comparing it to storing and managing large amounts of non-essential data on expensive in-house primary storage assets. Additional cost benefits include the ability to reduce your datacenter footprint, and consume less power and cooling resources. Enterprise-class public cloud vendors – such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) with whom Alliance Storage Technologies aligns – also offer comprehensive data security and access controls, protection and compliance coverage.
Alliance Storage Technologies Cloud-Integrated Storage (CiS) delivers the next generation of archive storage solutions – blending compliant archive storage technologies with the reliability, availability and utility of cloud. With Alliance you can access, manage and view all data anywhere within your archiving ecosystem through Alliance’s Archive Management Software (AMS) single pane of glass management, seamlessly integrated with your standard IT operations. The multi-faceted architecture which can encompass on-premises (local and/or remote datacenter) disk and optical, together with public cloud, addresses all of today’s data storage infrastructure requirements.
Efficient and effective archive management not only protects an organization, but can provide a competitive edge. Alliance Storage Technologies designed its Archive Management Software Platform (AMS) from the ground-up to address the need to intelligently archive, manage, optimize and secure critical information assets for 100+ years. The AMS platform secures data with game-changing flexibility, performance, scalability and cost efficiency, so that business critical environments and highly regulated industries can archive and retain data without compromise.
From creation to long-term preservation, the AMS platform manages the entire data archive lifecycle through a single pane of glass with the flexibility and elastic scalability that dynamic organizations require to support rapidly growing data volumes on-premises, into the cloud and across hybrid storage environments.
The past decade has seen an explosion of enterprise content management compliance regulations that require very specific treatment of information (e.g., email, files, images and other forms of electronic communication). These regulations not only dictate how long an organization must retain data, but also places mandatory requirements on how it must be stored and controlled (i.e., availability, protection and security). Likewise, a company must remain prepared for an eDiscovery request, or face the time-consuming and costly consequences. Alliance Storage Technologies provides the ideal long-term data retention solution designed specifically to fulfill compliance regulations and legal discovery mandates, at an incomparable price.
Primary disk storage is an expensive investment from both a capital and operations perspective. It is therefore vitally important to understand the value and near-term urgency of access for all information across your organization. Especially as prevailing research indicates that as much as 70% of an organization’s storage data is inactive (low or no touch). Movement of such data into an Alliance Storage Technologies NETArchive solution results in a significant reduction in storage expense and a dramatic increase in positive asset utilization and storage optimization.
As organizational data continues to grow by 50% year over year, so too do backup windows. This can negatively impact a number of areas, including system performance. Alliance Storage Technologies enables you to move static or untouched data into a solution that offers not only fast backup, but fast recovery of data. Likewise, copies of business critical data can also be archived onto a lower cost storage tier. The result is the ability to shrink your backup window and improve performance, as well as assure disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (with a permanent copy of last resort).
Security and Risk Management
Alliance Storage Technologies remains unrivaled in its dedication and effectiveness in protecting you from costly and time-consuming security breaches, information leaks, hackers and ransomware attacks. We recognize the criticality of protecting your archived data as vigilantly as you do your primary information assets. Among its key differentiators are Alliance’s embedded encryption and replication technology. These features are especially important for highly regulated industries such as legal, government, financial services, healthcare and insurance sectors.
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