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.
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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.
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.
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.