Using optical storage formats such as
for enterprise data storage is useful, as the price of these low-cost discs continue to fall. Many storage manufacturers have take the idea of optical storage to make jukebox that can support storage applications like online backup, restore and archival.
North American Systems provides a variety of innovative and cost-effective optical storage solutions, such as:
IBM 3996 - enterprise-level reliability and availability for optical storage needs
Plasmon - early adopter of the UDO format, which can store up to 30GB on a single platter (Generation 2 will store 60GB, and Generation 3, 120GB!)
Optical storage can also help bring your enterprise into SEC and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, because some optical storage has WORM capabilities built-in. Storing massive amounts of data from various databases and messaging stores might be more cost- and space-effective using UDO or DVD-R solutions.
Optical storage allows you to store massive amounts of data is a relatively small space, allowing for long-term data retention. The read-write and access speeds of these drives usually rivals or surpasses that of tape.
Is optical storage right for you? Email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with one of our storage specialists. Based on your budget restraints, and your reliability, availability, and performance requirements, we can help you find, configure, and integrate a solution that will fit your needs, minimizing TCO and maximizing ROI.