|A: Choose DISC
for 3 reasons:
- Mission-Critical Design
- Cost-Effective Storage
- History of Success
Simplicity - DISC storage devices are inherently
simple in design when compared to RAID appliances. Using less moving
parts significantly lowers the possibility of mechanical failure
and system downtime.
Dynamic Automatic Alignment (DAA) -An industry-leading feature
found only on DISC NearLine storage systems.
After reaching a predetermined usage level, the storage system
will automatically perform a self-correcting, diagnostic program
to ensure that the robotic picker has maintained proper alignment.
The result is less media-delivery failures, less system downtime
and continued productivity.
Scalability - DISC storage devices are designed
to meet current, and future, requirements. Ranging in capacity from
40 GBs to 9.5 TBs, all DISC products feature fully-scalable architecture,
guaranteeing adequate storage for years to come.
Protection from Data Loss & Disaster Tolerance
- When a RAID array fails, there is a possibility that data may
be corrupt or lost entirely; not an issue with DISC NearLine storage
solutions. Built around the most reliable storage technology ever
invented, data stored on optical media is virtually indestructible
DISC NearLine storage systems use the most
stable and reliable storage technology on the market to guarantee
data integrity and longevity. The graph below shows a typical business
storage requirement over a 48-month period when supplemented with
Using the DISC Storage Management
Model only 30% of your anticipated storage requirements must be
satisfied with your existing online storage array. The remaining
70% can be satisfied with NearLine storage which only costs a fraction
Say for instance, your company network began its
inception with 1 TB of RAID, which costs around $250,000 (Anywhere
from $150,000 to $450,000 per TB is a realistic range, but for the
sake of argument we'll be conservative in our estimates).
Following the storage growth projections laid
out from our graph, you would most likely need 4 TBs of storage
to comfortably grow your network over a period of time. If you were
storing all your data online, you would find yourself explaining
to your manager why you desperately need another $750,000 for the
IT budget (3 TBs @ $250,000 per TB = $750,000).
Now, if you decided to follow the DISC Storage
Management Model, you'd use our NearLine storage solutions, to complement
your existing RAID (3 TBs of NearLine storage @ $150,000 per TB
With DISC NearLine solutions installed on your
network your business can grow without prohibitive costs draining
your bottom line.
History of Success
Businesses should choose DISC to address their
storage needs because of our long-standing record of delivering
smart, cost-effective solutions to market. In addition, DISC provides
unparalleled assistance via our Customer Support Department and
3rd party service organizations.
For a few Success Stories, click here.