Plasmon to Play Key Role in IBM FileNet P8 Disaster Recovery Service

Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:01am EDT

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BROOMFIELD, Colo.--(Business Wire)--
Plasmon PLC (LSE:PLM), the trusted source in archiving solutions,
today announced that it is working with IBM to provide a disaster
recovery solution that moves companies beyond a reliance on backup and
gives customers trusted, timely and cost-effective recovery of
critical data. Plasmon's UDO Archive Appliance(TM) is being combined
with IBM's Hot Site Recovery Service to allow IBM FileNet P8 customers
to leverage, simultaneously, the unique strengths of archival disk and
optical media in a single system. This combination allows customers to
address data accessibility, disaster recovery and other archive
requirements in a way that traditional storage products cannot.

   With industry statistics estimating the cost of downtime averaging
between $85,000 and $90,000 an hour, disaster recovery and business
continuity continue to be business imperatives. For IBM FileNet P8
customers that have demanding recovery time objectives, the enhanced
Hot Site Recovery service that includes Plasmon's Archive Appliance
now provides a solution to meet this objective in a faster, more
cost-effective manner.

   Utilizing Plasmon's Archive Appliance, P8 customers write data to
Archival RAID storage allowing for quick information access during
everyday use. As part of this process, archived data is also
automatically copied to removable and highly durable UDO (Ultra
Density Optical) disks for long-term storage by the Archive Appliance.

   As part of IBM's enhanced Hot Site Recovery solution these optical
disks, which can provide over 100 years of longevity, are then shipped
to an offsite location providing further security and recoverability
options. If a disaster or crisis occurs, the optical disks can be
transferred to the customers' IBM Hot Site locations along with backup
copies of the IBM FileNet P8 databases for restoration. Unlike backup
data, which must be laboriously transferred back onto disk to be
accessible online, the archived data on UDO is available for online
access as soon as it has been placed within a standby Archive
Appliance at the IBM Hot Site. This solution allows IBM customers to
move beyond reliance on time-consuming tape-based recovery or
resorting to expensive redundant storage.

   "Working with IBM and communicating the value of the Archive
Appliance to customers looking for faster, more cost-effective
recovery options will help drive a further understanding of the
importance of archiving data on multiple types of media to achieve a
true archive that is protected for the life of the data but still
easily accessible," said Steven Murphy, CEO, Plasmon. "Forging
relationships with market leaders like IBM is key to our strategy of
helping companies address their archiving and backup challenges in a
more simplified manner."

   About the UDO Archive Appliance

   Plasmon has combined the performance and simplicity of network
attached RAID with the longevity and authenticity of Ultra Density
Optical (UDO) in the Archive Appliance to establish a new standard for
archival storage. The UDO Archive Appliance easily integrates with
content management, email and imaging applications, and enables
organizations to deploy an archival storage strategy that meets their
compliance and risk management requirements at a very low total cost
of ownership.

   About Plasmon

   For more than 21 years, Plasmon has partnered with leading
organizations worldwide to implement long-term archiving solutions.
Plasmon provides customers with a proven methodology for establishing
and managing enterprise archives as part of their IT and business
processes. Plasmon solutions are designed specifically for long-term
archiving without a product agenda and offer customers choice and
flexibility to help them manage data growth, reduce archive
complexity, enhance operation efficiencies, reduce cost and mitigate
governance risk.

   Founded in 1987, Plasmon PLC is listed on the London Stock
Exchange (LSE:PLM) and is headquartered in Cambridge, United Kingdom
with offices globally. For more information, visit www.plasmon.com.

   Plasmon is a registered trademark of Plasmon Plc. Copyright 2006

Plasmon
Patrick Dowling, 703-402-7853
patrick.dowling@plasmon.com

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