Panasonic offers 50 years of data storage, archiving

Panasonic offers 50 years of data storage, archiving

Dubai - The company is showcasing its latest data archiving solution LB-DH8 Series Optical Drive.


Sandhya D'Mello

Published: Thu 31 Mar 2016, 3:32 PM

Last updated: Thu 31 Mar 2016, 5:42 PM

Panasonic, one of the global leaders in technology, is offering businesses a 50 years of seamless data storage and archiving at the Big Data Show, which concluded on Thursday at Dubai World Trade Centre.
The company is showcasing its latest data archiving solution LB-DH8 Series Optical Drive. The optical disc library system is a long term data archiving strategy designed for sustainability and will meet the most complex data challenges, attracting organisations with its ability to store data for an extended period of time. 
The new data archiving solution is priced at $64,000 with a capacity of 91TB and will be  distributed in the region by Al-Futtaim Panatech. Panasonic is targetting government entities and key economic sectors who have large data to store and archive.
Yasuo Yamasaki, director, system solutions and communications division, Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa, or PMMAF, said: "Our comprehensive study of the system solutions market revealed that there is a strong need to look beyond what's been done and develop a strategy that would surprise the customers of data archiving product category. As a customer focused company, Panasonic is determined to propose products and services to realise customer values and to continue leveraging its expertise by offering innovative business solutions."
Panasonic's LB-DH8 Series optical disc library system combines sets of Data Archiver Magazines, with 12 reliable Blu-ray Disc media in each one. This allows a storage life of more than 50 years which is safe and secure for large volumes of data at a low running cost. It is an excellent solution for the mid to long-term storage of information assets. The device provides a large-volume recording media that is optimal for data archiving in an age when data is increasing exponentially.
This data archiver uses Panasonic's unique robotics technology to archive as much as 91.2 TB of data allowing up to six expansion modules to store 638.4 TB of data. In addition, discs housed in a data archiver magazine are protected from dust, fingerprints and scratches.
Noriyuki Hayashi, general manager, B2B & Project Business, System Solutions, PMMAF, said: "Panasonic has developed the LB-DH8 Series which requires a minimum initial investment and allows configuration with just one base module. With its long-term data storage suitability, the number of units can be extended as the amount of data increases. It has an easy maintenance feature which reduces the downtime during business hours. Its resistance to heat and humidity also lessens the AC usage and reduces costs as compared to hard discs.
 "In the future, the optical discs are expected to form the mainstream of data archiving and set to facilitate business sustainability," Hayashi adds.

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