Plasmon AA Entry-Midrange Upgrades

Archive Appliance Entry-Midrange Solutions 

ASTI Technical Support can perform a service assessment that will identify potential upgrades, expansions, and or features currently available for your system. Click on the button to the right to have someone contact you or call ASTI now: 877.585.6793.

Increase System Capacity

  • Scale Capacity Incrementally 
    • Increases nearline storage capacity 
    • Decreases offline media management and increases data retrieval speed 
    • Slot capacity increase within a single footprint available for the AA: 80, 174 
    • Add a Direct Attached Extension Library to your Archive Appliance system
      • Quick way to increase capacity
      • All data will be archived and retrieved through the Archive Appliance SMS
  • Double the Capacity of Your System with a UDO Drive Upgrade (30GB to 60GB)
    • Continue to read UDO1 30GB while writing new data to higher capacity UDO2 60GB media
    • Doubles your current optical disk data storage capacity without changing footprint
    • Decreases offline media management and library exchanges
    • Extends your library investment over a longer period
    • Saves on media expenditures 

Improve System Performance at a Variety of Levels

  • Enhance System Performance with a Controller Upgrade
    • Enables you to upgrade the Archive Management Software to a version with more advanced features 
    • Improves network and processing speeds:
      • Increases bandwidth
      • Increases RAM (up to 8GB depending upon AA model)
      • Adds removable Flash memory 
    • Upgrade the original  controller board within the Storage Management System to a more advanced Controller for improved performance
      • Foundation controller to WIN controller (AA model dependent)
      • A12 controller to A12RP (AA model dependent)
    • ASTI recommends upgrading RAID SATA drives to new higher capacity drives at the same time
  • Substantially Increase Performance by Upgrading the Storage Management System to an Elite
    • Increases network speeds and bandwidth
    • Enables upgrade from SATA to SAS RAID drives
    • Hardware RAID controller as opposed to software RAID
    • SSD
    • Enables Archive Management Software upgrades with more advanced features
  • Improve Operations and Get More Features & Functions 
    • ASTI has continued to enhance, develop and evolve the Archive Management Software which is the hub of the system
    • Increase uptime, minimize service visits and enable rapid general diagnosis of issues
    • Take advantage if the newest developments:
      • Cloud Integrated Storage (CiS) (5.0 releases only)
      • Encryption (5.0 releases only)
      • Replication for high availability
      • Bug fixes, system efficiencies, and Security Vulnerability fixes
    • Archive Management Software upgrade includes 1-year remote service warranty to cover any issues that may be encountered
    • Note: May require controller board upgrade depending upon AA model - check with ASTI

  • Boost Data Recall and Enrich User Experience
    • Adding larger capacity SATA drives increases:
      • User Space - significantly increase RAID cache size and online storage capacity
      • Performance - Upgrading to higher density drives improves user access to most recently written data, reduces bottlenecks and eliminates slow performance
      • Reliability –With HDD industry developments, the higher capacity drives are faster and more reliable. Higher capacity reduces disk retention generally improving overall reliability
    • Upgrade the RAID SATA drives to highest capacity available

  • Augment System Performance by adding UDO Drives 
    • Read more media and retrieve data faster
    • Write more data faster
    • Reduces downtime should a drive failure occur
    • Note that drives displace slots in most libraries so there may be a tradeoff between online media capacity and optical drives – contact ASTI technical sales for additional information

  • Increase performance with a UDO Drive Upgrade (30GB to 60GB)

Library Upgrade to the UDO Archive Appliance Elite Solution

Get all the features and functions in one single solution. Upgrade to a UDO® Archive Appliance Elite and gain the benefit of an all-in-one Networked Attached Storage (NAS) Solution

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