FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Massive increases in storage requirements driven by the adoption of high definition formats and the constant need to improve bottom line performance is accelerating a migration to file-based, networked storage systems in the video industry. Tapestry & Trade products address the needs of the changing video world by providing benefits throughout the video work-flow. For example, it can be used in:
- Digital camera down-load and permanent archive in one step
- Digital copies during post-production
- Digital source master
- Hi-definition distribution
- Permanent archive
Data Archive and Regulatory Compliance Applications
Analysts predict that data archive and regulatory compliance applications will grow faster than traditional transaction data for many years to come. Medical imaging, satellite data, scientific models, weather data, email archives, and financial records are examples. Traditionally, electronic data has resided on hard disk drives while in active use, then was copied to tape for back-up and disaster recovery purposes. However, the growth in the amount of data, being generated, and a change in the type of data being generated is stretching the limits of conventional storage. The challenge is to provide professional products that meet customer needs for data longevity, security, and accessibility, but are also competitive in terms of capacity, performance, and price. Benefits are realized by:
- Improving access to archive data by eliminating restores from tape
- Offering true near-line access to active archives rather than living with the costs and power consumption of hard drives
- Providing data security with WORM technology that complies with record authenticity requirements
- Meeting the long term archive needs of your data with the robust 50 year archive media life and reduce data migration frequency and cost.
READING In order to read the data, the reference beam deflects off the hologram, and projects the image onto a detector (a camera) that reads the entire data page at once.
Additional breakthroughs in key optical components, such as high-speed CMOS detectors used in digital cameras, digital modulators used in TVs, and blue lasers, were critical in the development of a commercial holographic drive. These components have been integrated into the Akonia drive and have allowed holographic storage to leap from dream to reality.