Learn How Alliance Can Help With Your Data Archiving Requirements


 Alliance’s Data Archive Solutions makes regulatory compliance, data security, infrastructure optimization, and cost reductions Simple.


Data Storage Solutions – How to Reduce Costs with a Data Archiving Tier

In this FREE Report you’ll learn the key steps for transitioning to a tiered storage environment plus you’ll learn how to:

  • Identify which data to archive;
  • Make the transition seamless for the end user;
  • Select the correct data archive for your business;
  • And so much more...

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Free Whitepaper

Data Archiving

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.

Do you have a strategy for preserving data critical to your business or organization?

The need for archiving is not dependent upon the size of the business or organization but rather the importance of data to continued operations of the business. Whether small or large, organizations today face many unique challenges when it comes to storage of data.

Whether your objective is to preserve data or images unaltered, comply with industry regulations, wrap control around big data, or secure data from unauthorized access, you need an archiving strategy that solves your business problems... all of them. A well-thought-out strategy provides the insurance and confidence you need to be certain that your data will still be protected in its unaltered state when needed.

What data archiving strategy meets your business needs? 

Read our Data Protection Strategies for Business Success brochure.

Cloud Archiving

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 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.


Solution Overview 

Alliance’s CiS provides users with affordable choices for archiving data locally or in Cloud based archives. Authenticated users have seamless access to data stored anywhere within the archiving ecosystem (locally and/or the Cloud).

How does Alliance's Cloud Solution Work?

  • Archive Management Software (AMS) w/ Cloud Feature
    As an integral part ofgroupimagenalo the solution, the flexible software provides all the capabilities necessary for proficiently and effectively archiving, managing, and randomly accessing data. Establish policies that determine when, and to what source, the data files are to be archived, after which the files are migrated automatically to their directed source. For additional data security, implement the Encryption feature as well. The Replication option is available for high-availability requirements.

  • Storage Management System (SMS) - Add the Elite SMS, the high-performance up-front server system with RAID and interface to optical media and Cloud. Elite offers the power, performance, and high-availability of hardware components necessary for expedient migrations and recalls.

  • Optical Media Libraries - Select from a variety of field-proven and reliable scalable optical libraries suitable for any sized business, organization, or archive size from small-medium or Enterprise.

  • Amazon Web Services S3 - Clients will work directly with AWS to obtain Cloud services under the Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) service level agreement. Alliance CiS solutions integrate seamlessly with Amazon S3 services that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data. Amazon S3 features highly scalable, inexpensive pay-as-you-go pricing to handle growing storage needs. S3 provides a secure infrastructure with up to 99.99% durability, with 99.99% availability.

Contact Alliance Sales: 719-593-7900 or submit a Request for Quote.

Archive Management Software Platform (AMS)

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 enhances data retention with game-changing archiving flexibility, performance, scalability and cost efficiency, so that business critical environments and highly regulated industries, including financial services, healthcare, security and surveillance, multi-media and the public sector, 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, in the cloud and across hybrid storage environments.

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Features and Benefits

Features and Benefits

  • Powerful Help Tools and Archive Management Policies – eliminate the need for specialized training and resources, enables fast and easy set-up, configuration and flexible modification of archiving and management parameters.
  • Built in Diagnostics and Notifications – allows you to “set it and forget it.”
  • Highly Configurable and Versatile Platform – provides powerful policy-based control for data migration and management.
  • Continuous Monitoring and Customizable Notifications – streamline management efficiency.
  • Designed Expressly for Usability and Efficiency – enables users to manage virtualized archive storage volumes, file folders, file releases and migrations, online and offline media, and data stored on-premises and in public clouds (e.g., Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure).
  • Built-In Disaster Recovery (DR) Utilities – enables users to choose the appropriate policies to support their business continuity requirements.
  • Encryption - added security, especially important to the legal, government, financial, healthcare insurance and security and surveillance, sectors.
  • Replication – allows replication of data to one or more additional libraries in separate geographical locations to ensure high availability (HA) and business continuity – critical business operations are maintained even in the event of a major catastrophic event.
  • WORM Storage – data stored in immutable state to ensure authenticity.
  • Failover/Failback Capabilities – further ensures Recovery Time Objectives (RTO).
  • Support for Cloud-Based Archives – complete control and management efficiency for data stored in active cloud tier.
  • Backup and/or Offsite Physical Storage – flexibly meet business, regulatory and budgetary data retention objectives.

The AMS Pro advanced feature set can be enhanced by enabling options such as Encryption, Replication, and Cloud.

A Few Words from Our Customers...

Our Data Survived Hurricane Katrina

“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, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care

HIPAA Compliance at a Reasonable Cost

“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

Retrieval Time Went from Days to Seconds

“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, Sangamon County Ciruit Clerk's Office

 

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