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Sony’s Cold Storage Revolution: Optical Archiving

Tape-based cold storage is an antiquated technology, widely considered on its last legs for around two decades, that just keeps sticking around. However, Sony Optical Archive Inc. is pushing a new data center cold storage solution which utilizes another technology that has its own share of “the end is near” critics: optical storage. It’s called the Everspan Library System and it uses a higher-capacity, more-durable Blu-Ray iteration called Archival Disc. The goal of the system is to dramatically expand storage capacity at a fraction of the cost. Read More

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