Plasmon to exhibit compliant UDO solutions at Technology for Compliance 2006

By | February 23, 2006

Plasmon (LSE: PLM), the market leader for professional data storage solutions, today announced plans to exhibit its archival storage solutions, based on True Write Once and Compliant Write Once UDO (Ultra Density Optical) technology, at Technology for Compliance 2006, stand 912, being held at ExCel, London, from 15th ­ 16th March 2006.

Plasmon№s UDO Write Once storage technology has been designed for archive applications subject to regulatory compliance and for ILM (Information Lifecycle Management) environments that have very specific data retention and disposition requirements. UDO is the іgold standardІ for data archiving. As a non-volatile optical technology with an extremely long life, the Write Once media formats ensure record authenticity that is far superior to magnetic disk or tape technology.

The new Compliant Write Once UDO media provides Write Once authenticity with the additional capability to physically destroy individual records on demand. іShreddedІ data sectors on UDO Compliant Write Once media are completely destroyed, providing the highest possible standard for assured data destruction and enabling organisations to be in compliance with data retention and disposition regulations.

UDO storage technology is available in entry-level Desktop Drives and a scalable family of automated G-Series libraries, which provide capacities ranging from under 1TB to over 19TB. UDO drives and libraries offer a cost-effective solution for both large and small archive requirements where regulatory compliance is a major consideration.

іCompliance policies are driving organisations to archive more information for longer periods of time. Companies must consider how they position and manage corporate records within a complete data lifecycle,І said Steve Tongish, director of marketing (EMEA) at Plasmon. іThe requirements driving archive strategies include regulatory compliance, data authenticity, media longevity, quick random access and low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Plasmon offers a range of storage solutions that can be applied to this challenge. Our UDO product family has an excellent track record with thousands of organisations worldwide relying on a UDO archive strategy to meet their regulatory and risk management requirements.І

Wayne Allen, UK business development manager at Plasmon, will be presenting a seminar on compliance and storage media technology on 15th March at 15.45 ­ 16.15 in theatre 1. The presentation will examine what some key regulations actually say about the use of storage technologies and will analyse the pros and cons of disk, tape and optical storage architectures when used for data archiving. Topics include true WORM vs WORM emulation, operational overheads on the use of volatile media and techniques for the secure and absolute destruction of data.

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