Euroson Announces Software Support for DISC ArXtor Series
Blu-Ray Optical Storage for PoINT Jukebox Manager and PoINT Storage Manager
Brentwood, NY – January 29, 2013 - Euroson America, Inc., an established North American Distribution Partner for PoINT Software & Systems GmbH announces support for DISC Archiving Systems (DISC) ArXtor Series Blu-ray Optical Storage by PoINT Jukebox Manager and PoINT Storage Manager.
The high connectivity of the new DISC Libraries facilitates easy integration into an existing infrastructure. Users interested in a compliant cost-effective and energy-saving long-term archiving solution, will benefit from an automated administration of their optical media library by this integration of products.
With PoINT Jukebox Manager integration of optical libraries into an existing IT- infrastructure is quite simple. An intuitive user interface manages a standardized file system creates network shares which transparently provide read write access to the ArXtor optical library. The optical storage library can be used by applications and users in the same way as hard disk.
With PoINT Storage Manager, the DISC ArXtor library is seamlessly integrated into the Archive Tier within a Multi-Tiered Storage environment. Using the PoINT TAFS file system, data from existing network locations can be automatically migrated to the Blu-Ray Archive, and files can additionally be replaced with links to the Archive copy, preserving the original data path for seamless integration with existing applications. A broad range of “Policy” definitions allow for complete customization of the migration and Archiving process.
The current release of PoINT Jukebox Manager and PoINT Storage Manager support the entire new DISC ArXtor Series of iSCSI-based Blu-ray libraries. They are available as two product lines ArXtor Lite and ArXtor Appliance (incl. Virtual Server) providing the ideal technology for tiered archive and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Solutions for fulfilling governmental regulations and for implementing long-term archiving.
Furthermore the DISC ArXtor Libraries score with their very low energy consumption in comparison with other storage products. The tested integration of PoINT Software and DISC ArXtor Libraries assures users a fast and smooth installation of their libraries. PoINT Jukebox Manager offers various enhancements in addition to the new DISC library support like Disc Rescan Process as a background job and Multiple Selection for the slot rescan. Furthermore users of the new PoINT Jukebox Manager version benefit from a performance improvement for the directory cache recovery. For sequentially written media no rescan of already closed media is necessary. Thus the recovery time of the jukebox file system is reduced significantly.
Kevin Byrne, President of Euroson America, Inc., stated, “We are excited to be working with an innovative company such as DISC Archiving Systems (DISC). Given the increased demand for Blu-ray library technology, it’s an easy integration for our clients existing infrastructure.”
Mark Brown, VP Sales North-America for DISC Archiving Systems, Inc., stated, “DISC is very pleased to continue our strategic relationship with Euroson America. DISC’s New ArXtor Series builds upon a legacy of innovation, reputation for reliability and delivers to our vertical market solution partners/customers new iSCSI connectivity as well as a new purpose-built Blu-ray optical archiving Appliance solution. There is a strong value proposition associated with the combined solution of Euroson-PoINT tiered storage management software and DISC’s New ArXtor Series and we are working closely together to meet a growing interest in Blu-ray archiving technology and penetrate new markets/customers that require a low TCO while optimizing their long-term data archival storage needs.”
Archiving Systems (DISC)
DISC Archiving Systems (DISC) is a leading manufacturer of optical storage solutions for the long-term retention of digital data. DISC has been providing innovative solutions for over 20 years and has over 22,000 installations worldwide. Engineered and manufactured in Germany, the DISC ArXtor Series offer a full range of 21st century iSCSI Blu-ray Libraries and scalable appliances with integrated server, utilizing KVM open-source Hipervisor/Intel VT-x technology. In addition, The ArXtor front-panel touch display and Web GUI set new standards for intelligent and remote support of Blu-ray library systems. Designed to meet rigorous regulatory compliance and long-term archival storage requirements, the DISC Blu-ray optical solutions are a superior green technology component for tiered Archive and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Solutions offering the lowest power and cooling consumption of any comparable storage product for Corporate, Education, Entertainment, Finance, Government, Healthcare, Imaging, Insurance, Pre/Post Audio/Video Production, Surveillance Markets and more. DISC uses next-generation BDXL Blu-ray drive technology and works closely with industry-leading middleware storage management software solutions to provide a turnkey Archival Storage Automation Solution for managing 120mm optical media (BD/BDXL/DVD/CD). DISC worldwide headquarters is located in Haarlem (The Netherlands), the production facility in Bingen (Germany) and North-American Sales and Support operations in Littleton, Colorado. For more information, visit www.disc-group.com.
Euroson America, Inc., a North American Distribution Partner for PoINT Software & Systems GmbH is a leading global storage management solutions provider that supports the direct connection of Optical and Tape Library systems, automated Disc Publishing Systems as well as hosted data storage. With an extensive Electronic Content Management (ECM) partner network. Euroson offers a complete system integration, support, and post-deployment training to ensure success. Founded in 1989 the company is located in Brentwood, NY and sells products and solutions throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, please call 800-423-1122 or visit www.eurosonamerica.com.