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Archival Options: Optical Versus Tape

Data center long-term storage is essential: backups are primarily a recovery precaution for catastrophic loss. Long-term storage is also important for legal protection purposes. Both LTO magnetic tape and Optical Disc Archive are viable cold storage options. These formats may not have the ease of access formats like cloud storage and local hard disk drive backups, but make up for it by being comparatively inexpensive and exceptionally reliable. Sony’s Optical Disc Archive platform is an extension of Blu-ray storage technology while tape storage has been a mainstay of the industry for decades. Read More