Plasmon, the market leader for professional optical archive solutions, today announced the signing of an agreement with IBM. Under the terms of the agreement, IBM will provide attachment support for Plasmon’s latest G-Series libraries and next generation UDO 5.25" optical drives on IBM eServer iSeries systems.
Plasmon intends to complete certification under IBM’s "Total Storage Partner" program so that iSeries customers can benefit from a long-term support roadmap that offers dramatically higher optical storage capacities. UDO media is available in standard 5.25" cartridges with an initial capacity of 30GB; growing to 120GB. Unlike previous Plasmon technologies, UDO supports both rewritable and true "write once" formats.
The high performance random access properties of optical storage technology provides a highly reliable solution for commercial and governmental document / imaging archival applications where quick access and long-term media stability is vital.
Nigel Street, CEO of Plasmon commented: "IBM’s iSeries customers continue to be an important market for optical libraries and we’re pleased to be building on our long-standing relationship with IBM. This new agreement will bring the significant benefits of UDO technology to the iSeries platform and will further strengthen UDO’s position as the future standard in professional optical storage technology."