It is very tragic that Plasmon has had to suspend business, however, if you have a UDO or MO system from Plasmon and are wondering how to move forward, QStar is here to help. The QStar SntryStr is an effective archive appliance that can manage your long-term archives. Whether you have a direct attach library or a Plasmon Archive Appliance, QStar has a go forward strategy for you.

For a product with the same functionality as the Plasmon Archive Appliance, QStar recommends DISC GmbH’s library solutions with Blu-ray technology paired with the QStar SntryStr. The Blu-ray technology is certified for a 50 year media life. SntryStr combined with the DISC Blu-ray library system provides more capacity in a smaller from factor and a smaller CO2 footprint then the Plasmon Archive Appliance, and it’s less costly. QStar can also help to move data to other storage options, including but not limited to tape.

“Unfortunately Plasmon was unable to sustain business in this tough economy, however that does not mean solutions with viable optical storage technologies are not available”, says Peter Frankowski President of DISC GmbH. “This partnership provides a strong solution that will replace the Plasmon system with a less expensive solution that uses less power and stores more data due to the utilization of Blu-ray technology. I am confident this solution is a long-term viable archive technology that will out live any proprietary technology including UDO.”

QStar and DISC have a special upgrade offer for anyone interested in replacing their Plasmon or any other library. Any new upgrades and registered sales deals closed with QStar before March 30th will qualify for special discounts.

For customers with legacy data, QStar offers two solutions. First, the standard QStar HSM software can manage a direct attached library and support both the UDF and Diamond file systems from Plasmon in addition to the new hardware you select, preventing the need to migrate data. For Plasmon Archive Appliance customers or customers wishing to migrate their data to newer storage technology, QStar will provide a tool, free of charge, which will migrate data from your current system to the new QStar archive. QStar is the exclusive partner with Diamond file system support and can manage that data with support written into our HSM product.

For information on QStar programs, archive solutions, or the QStar migration tool, please contact QStar directly. QStar will be showing the SntryStr product line at RSNA in Chicago from November 30th to December 5th in the North Building – Hall B: 7031.

About QStar Technologies, Inc.
QStar Technologies is a leading storage management software company that provides sophisticated, large-scale client/server archive and data protection solutions for UNIX, Linux, and Windows operating systems. QStar provides tiered based storage solutions that allow every level of the corporation to organize and manage data storage resources of even the most heterogeneous networks. The world’s leading companies increasingly rely on QStar for the secure, cost effective and reliable storage of their critical data. QStar software supports a wide range of hardware platforms and storage devices, incorporating new technology, as it becomes available. The company’s corporate headquarter is located at 2175 West Hwy 98, Mary Esther, Florida 32569 (850) 243-0900 fax: (850) 243-4234, Web Site:, with further sales and development offices in Europe.

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