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Friday, May 21, 2010

The road of broken promises in the world of long term storage

Anyone that has been in the IT biz for any length of time have seen the sorrow of lost datasets on storage media no longer supported. 8" floppies, 5.25" floppies, 9 track tapes, 14" or 5.25" optical worm drives...the landfills are filled with the skeletons of a multitude of "long term storage systems".








The challenge is really about identifying the next storage technology in time to budget for conversion. It also means that you need to make darn sure the data is worth migrating. Is it because of a regulatory issue like sarbox, or is the data of something that could never be reproduced?

Is Holographic Versatile Disks the next thing? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holographic_Versatile_Disc







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