optical disc library

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optical disc library

A storage system that contains multiple optical drives that read and write the media simultaneously. Libraries may hold one disc per drive or have storage for any number of discs or cartridges that are moved to and from the drives via a robotic mechanism. Also called an "optical jukebox," such devices are made for CDs, DVDs, magneto-optic discs and WORM discs. See optical disc.
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The scalable, jukebox-like optical library system from Sony Optical Archive Inc., is called Everspan.
In fact, the ESG analysis revealed that 12 TB of parity-protected disk capacity is 361% more expensive than a comparably configured automated UDO optical library.
The addition of an Optical Library System provides companies with the means to create a regulatory compliant high-performance storage solution.
These Jukebox Servers build upon the company's extensive experience with optical storage technology and high performance data recording to offer a simplified method of connecting and managing high capacity optical library systems in a variety of computing environments.
Optically stored data libraries on disk are represented by the IBM (Tucson, AZ) 3995 Optical Library Dataservers.
That could have a great effect on the economics of large storage systems like optical library (also referred to as "jukebox") units, which may have hundreds of storage disks and a mechanical poker to bring a disk into position for data retrieval.
Under the joint marketing agreement, called the Cooperative Software Program (CSP), IBM marketing representatives can sell all four products in OPI's Optical Library Series in the United States.
From the companies groundbreaking development of Magneto Optical RAID systems in 1995 through the release of the Jukebox Server products, Rising Edge continues to offer simplified methods of connecting and managing high capacity optical library systems in a variety of computing environments.
It utilizes Fibre Channel SAN to provide dedicated high-speed storage access with greater levels of redundancy to database applications and network storage devices (such as a RAID or an optical library).
The optical library unit automatically finds and loads this file onto one of the server's magnetic disks, where it is made available to you.
In its own announcement, Cygnet claimed--and there is no reason to doubt--that its 12-inch optical library "has been installed by more imaging and enterprise-class storage end-users than any other large-format optical library." Four models are currently in production, ranging from 22-141 cartridges and from one to five drives.