Plasmon, a leading manufacturer of the widest range of automated data storage libraries, announced support for double-sided DVD-Recordable media in its D-Series DVD/CD libraries. Use of double-sided media effectively doubles the storage capacity of the library without increasing the footprint.
With demand growing for low cost data archiving, Plasmon has adapted DVD-R drives for use with its patented "Rotation Station" media flipper. The Plasmon D-Series DVD libraries had previously supported double-sided DVD-RAM media. With this new feature customers can choose to utilize either type of double-sided media, or even mixed media operation with both DVD-RAM and DVD-Recordable in the same library – thus optimizing the flexibility of the storage system. Applications requiring economical storage of both transient data and archive data can use a single library, maximizing return on investment.
"K-PAR welcomes this new addition to the Plasmon range, "says Rachel Woods, Sales Director of K-PAR Archiving Software Limited. "The pressure on storage resources within an organization means a value has to be put on the data being stored. The flexibility that is offered by the Plasmon range of jukeboxes complimented by K-PAR’s Archimedia software helps companies to make the right choice depending on the type of data. Archimedia supports all Plasmon jukeboxes under the same user interface, therefore our existing integrators can immediately start offering solutions based on the double-sided DVD-R media".
Key Plasmon ISV partners, such as Bakbone Software, Legato Systems and PoINT Software, currently support the use of double-sided DVD-R media in D-Series Libraries.