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 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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NETArchive

Built on Alliance Storage Technology’s Archive Management Software (AMS) Platform, NETArchive™ is a revolutionary new solution that reduces business risks, secures data unaltered, enables regulatory compliance, and simplifies operations. NETArchive™ high-performance storage, answers the demand for an enterprise-class, long-term data archive, at a price point comparable to tape and disk. Delivering the ability to safely and affordably store, secure, protect and recover your data for 100+ years, NETArchive provides a modular architecture consisting of high performance disk, cloud and optical tiers. With support for on-premises installations and cloud-based deployments in the Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, NETArchive delivers elastic scalability with simplified, cross-platform management and unrivaled control. It delivers a flexible, robust and secure solution that can be tailored to meet the data management, business continuity and long-term retention requirements in today’s complex business and IT environments.

Business Challenges

Top Indicators that you need NETArchive

  • Reducing risks associated with data loss is important to your organization.
  • Consistent security and protection throughout your IT infrastructure is of foremost concern for data on-premises and in the cloud.
  • Non-disruptive system growth and extensibility as well as investment protection are a priority.
  • Your expensive Tier 1 primary storage is overwhelmed with static/cold data.
  • Decreasing overhead costs associated with preserving cold data is a priority to you.
  • You need to retain data in compliance with corporate mandates or government regulations.
  • You need to preserve data accurately and in its purest-- unalterable state.
  • You need to access data quickly for discovery, recovery and business continuity.
  • Your backup storage tier is insufficient to handle current and growing volumes of data.
  • Backing up Tier 1 storage to tape is very slow and can exceed your backup window.
  • You are tired of the hassles with tape and the compounding expenses of disk.

Alliance has developed a comprehensive archiving needs assessment that facilitates the process of determining the features and functions needed for your operation. Contact Alliance today to find out more 719.593.7900.

 

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Ultra Density Optical (UDO) drive and media technologies are the core of the UDO optical libraries which have been field proven for more than 10 years and deployed in thousands of customer locations around the world. UDO represents several generations of technological advancements in optical technology designed specifically for professional data archiving. It provides data authenticity for regulatory compliance, or other applications where archived data must remain unchanged and authentic. UDO was designed and proven to deliver over a 50-year-plus media life providing industry leading advancements in blue laser technology with media capacities reaching 60GB per cartridge. UDO optical libraries are available in the following product lines.

 UDO Archive Appliance Libraries

UDO Archive Appliance libraries are Network Attached Storage (NAS) libraries that are available in a variety of models and capacities from Entry-Midrange to Enterprise libraries with the ability to scale and expand with business requirements.

 UDO G-Series Libraries

UDO G-Series libraries are Direct Attached Storage (DAS) libraries and are available in a variety of models from Entry-Midrange to Enterprise libraries with the ability to scale and expand with business requirements.

Archive Appliance Libraries

UDO Archive Appliance
Network Attached Storage (NAS) Libraries

The Archive Appliance product line features modular architecture and design in order to provide customers with an optimized data archiving solution. Each Network Attached Storage (NAS) archiving solution can be configured specifically for the needs of the organization according to capacity, scalability, performance, features, and budget.

All data is cached to RAID providing faster access to active archived data and is then committed to optical storage, and/or Cloud, for long-term preservation depending upon user requirements. Alliance Archive Appliances are up and running in only a few minutes and present themselves as standard NAS appliances over the TCP/IP network with support for Windows CIFS, Unix/Linux NFS, and FTP protocols.

Click here to learn about NAS solution upgrades

Overview

Alliance’s Archive Appliance line of NAS storage devices combine all of the resources necessary for managing and storing data effectively over the long-term. NAS storage devices consist of:

  • Storage Management System (SMS)
  • One or more fully automated optical archiving libraries
  • Archive Management Software (AMS) (preconfigured) with optional features. Click here to view the Archive Management Software page

Storage Management System (SMS) with RAID

Storage Management System

Selection of one of the two SMS options is dependent upon the features implemented, performance required, RAID size, and budget.

Standard SMS: Available for Entry and Midrange models. Suitable for small to medium business environments and general purpose archive storage applications. Can be configured with between 2 and 12 RAID drives with software controlled 2-12TB of RAID (RAW) cache. Features SCSI connectivity to the library and drives.

Click here to learn more about standard models (entry midrange datasheet) (link to DS014 in Resource Library)

Elite SMS: The high-performance Elite SMS provides up to 400% faster overall through-put than the standard SMS. Well-suited for conditions where increased throughput and high-availability are necessary, it is available with Entry, Midrange and Enterprise models. The Elite SMS can be configured with 8 and 12 RAID drive configurations. Features include:

  • Archive Controller w/Quad Core Processor
  • UP to 24TB RAID Cache (RAW)
  • SAS Drives with increased speeds
  • Direct connectivity to library drives
  • Hardware RAID Controller with BBU
  • RAID Configuration Protection
  • RAID 5 and RAID 6 level & hot spare options
  • Redundant Power Supplies

Click on a link to the right to download Elite datasheets

Optical UDO Library - Model Sizes and Capacities

Optical Library

UDO optical libraries are available in a variety of capacities suitable for supporting any-sized data archiving requirements from small businesses and courtrooms to large corporations and enterprises. Selection is determined by projected current and future library and media capacity requirements, and hardware component redundancies.

Alliance optical libraries are available in a variety of models. Entry-Midrange and Enterprise libraries offer designed-in investment protection with the ability to scale and expand with business requirements. In most cases, libraries can scale to accommodate data growth without changing footprint size.

At the heart of every field-proven library is regulatory compliant optical media. The true Write-Once-Read-Many (WORM) media offers superior longevity making it a cornerstone for organizations subject to industry regulations. Optical media offers an affordable disaster recovery solution with each library having the capability of automatically generating multiple copies of media, one of which can be preserved offsite.

Archive Management Software (AMS)

The AMS is an important aspect of Archive Appliance Solutions.

Click to learn more about features, functions, and options.

Archive Management Software Platform (AMS)

Electronically stored data is doubling every two years and is driving the need for efficient and cost-effective management solutions to reduce cost, complexity and business risk. This exponential growth combined with increasing internal governance (e.g., business continuity requirements), regulatory compliance and security mandates are placing new demands on data storage operations to retain, secure and protect data for long-term preservation.

 Alliance Storage Technologies designed its Archive Management Software Platform (AMS) from the ground-up to address these constantly evolving requirements – addressing 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 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, into the cloud and across hybrid storage environments.  

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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