Security & Surveillance
From private institutions, to local and federal law enforcement and investigation, to the military, a vast amount of data is being created. Contributing greatly to this data growth is the use of surveillance cameras to seek, observe and record persons and activity. Legislation, regulations and privacy laws strictly govern the collection and storage of this data. Alliance Storage Technologies solutions meet the long-term challenges associated with the resilient, secure and private storage of high-performance digital video surveillance, while respecting the budgetary restrictions applied to local and federal agencies and organizations.
- Preserving Data Unaltered – Alliance's solutions are based upon true Write-Once-Read-Many (WORM) optical technology. Encrypted data is written to optical media after which it becomes unalterable remaining intact for periods greater than 100 years.
- Device and Media Controls – Accountability – Optical media can be offlined and removed from the library. The Archive Management Software tracks all nearline and offline media by barcode, human readable code, date ejected, pool and archive.
- Email and Image Archiving – Partnering with industry-leaders, Alliance's solutions integrate with third-party software applications that manage and sort email and images according to the internal policy guidelines established within that application. The images and email are then stored efficiently and securely on Alliance's NAS optical libraries that fit directly into the existing storage network. Note that a Direct Attached library can be used however, it will require a third-party software application.
- Fast & Random Access to Data -Data can be randomly accessed either from the optical media archives or high-performance RAID depending upon established policies.
- High Capacity Ultra-Dense Media – High-capacity media/magazine design with modular capacity and scalability designed specifically for professional data archiving.
- Ability to Store Multi-Format Content – Alliance's NAS systems integrate seamlessly with existing storage area networks enabling files to be written directly to optical archives via the upfront RAID system. Windows and UNIX network file system interface enables heterogeneous archiving of application data. NAS solutions present as a standard TCP/IP resource within the network.
- Scalable/Expandable Archiving – Expandable optical disk archive systems are based upon high-capacity media magazines and scalable robotic libraries. As data storage requirements increase, libraries can be easily expanded within the same footprint offering investment protection through capacity expansions and future-proof system upgrades.
- Low Total Cost of Ownership - After the data is permanently written on the media, it no longer requires a constant power source to maintain the data. This greatly reduces costs associated with storing archived data for the required lifespan. Additionally, the removable media offers an affordable disaster recovery solution. Systems reduce overhead and operating costs by: minimizing the cost and frequency of data migrations through extended media life, removing static data from expensive primary and backup systems freeing up valuable resources, and lowering power, cooling and maintenance costs. Systems scale incrementally as data archiving needs expand.