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Media-Alliance to support DiskArchive ALTO-100
MAM supplier Media-Alliance has integrated new technology developed by DiskArchive, ALTO-100, within its MediaXplorer product. ALTO-100 is an archive system based on hard disk drives as an alternative to data tapes.
ALTO-100 offers a storage capacity of about 100TB in a 5RU or 4RU rack-mountable chassis, corresponding to 1PB of data in a standard equipment rack and giving a storage density roughly four times greater than an equivalent tape library. ALTO-100 requires little maintenance and is both economical and environmentally friendly to run because disks that are not in use are switched off automatically.