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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Data Encryption Secures and Protects Data Assets

Secure valuable data from unauthorized access with the AMS’s Encryption feature.

The news is filled with stories about security breaches, corporate espionage, hackers, and information leaks. Many industries face mandates that require encryption while others consider it a business necessity. Nevertheless, protecting valuable corporate assets has never been more important, especially with the increasing number of industry regulations and the fines imposed for each breach.

Any enterprise that has a requirement for protecting data can benefit from the added security that encryption provides, however, it is especially important to the security and surveillance, legal, government, financial, healthcare and insurance sectors. The Healthcare Information Technology Act (HITECH) requires patient records to be encrypted and levies steep fines for breaches. These far-reaching mandates apply to healthcare institutions, physician’s offices, and their business associates, which can include insurance companies, financial institutions, or any company dealing with patient records.

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  • The Alliance data encryption option is enabled through the Archive Management Software (AMS)
  • Meets U.S. and Canadian guidelines with FIPS 140-2 compliant, AES 256-bit encryption algorithms
  • Encryption applies to all data stored on optical media and Cloud-Integrated Storage
  • Fileshare partitions are specified for encryption through AMS policies prior to being migrated to optical media or the Cloud
  • Symmetric encryption keys for each file are generated and protected by symmetric encryption wrapping keys which are generated via FIPS 140-2 compliant random number generator
  • License key management is implemented in accordance with NIST Special Publication 800-57 Recommendations for Key Management such that all keys are stored remotely away from the data
  • Symmetric Encryption Keys for each data file are protected and stored in an encrypted format utilizing Symmetric Encryption Wrapping Keys for each Archive Volume

Data Encryption Features and Benefits:

  • Assures compliance with stringent industry regulations, HIPAA/HITECH, PCI requirements, and more
  • Secures data silently in the background automatically protecting sensitive data.
  • Prevents against accidental or intentional alteration of data
  • Protects data from unauthorized access due to theft or loss of physical media while in transit
  • Safeguards business reputation - the cost of a breach may include loss of customers, class action lawsuits, and damage to brands
  • Eliminates the need for third party software (Alliance developer-integrated solution)
  • Defends against corporate espionage or malicious attacks
  • Reduces the risk of regulatory penalties that could result from a potential breach
  • Increases confidence in the security of data stored off-site or in the Cloud

For additional information contact an Alliance Data Archive Expert at 719-593-7900 or submit a Request for Quote

Hybrid Cloud Storage 

Hybrid Cloud Storage

The Cloud feature is an optional add-on to the Archive Management Software (AMS). This feature enables the Storage Management System (SMS) to act as a Cloud Gateway with both WIndows Azure and Amazon S3 storage. Designed specifically for data archiving, the Cloud feature incorporates features that can substantially reduce business risks and costs.

Tightly integrated with the standard AMS interface and policy engine, hybrid cloud storage may be utilized with any data archive. Data can be seamlessly written to cloud and/or optical archives, depending on archive data requirements. All data stored anywhere within the data archiving ecosystem, whether online, in the cloud, or on optical storage can be viewed and accessed seamlessly.

All of the AMS features, functions, and monitoring capabilities applicable to optical media are applied to the Cloud as well, providing a simple cloud on-boarding approach. Special menu functions are enabled for entering Cloud provider details and account keys.

Add Security to your Cloud Data

The Data Encryption option is highly recommended for data stored in the Cloud, as this ensures protection of data from unauthorized access and compliance with such mandates as the HIPAA HITECH act. With the Encryption option, data is encrypted prior to being migrated to the Cloud or optical media. All encryption keys are stored and protected for disaster recovery purposes and prevention of unauthorized access by cloud service providers or others attempting to gain access to data stored in the cloud. 

For additional information contact an Alliance Data Archive Expert at 719-593-7900 or submit a Request for Quote

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.  

Learn more about Archive Management Software advanced features:

 

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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