Multiple media options

Archive Disk works with the media (or mix of media) that works best for you today. And if your requirements change in the future, automated migrations keep life simple.



  • The best entry-level option for moderate-throughput environments (up to 2.5 TB/day, more with high-capacity publishers like the Rimage 8200).
  • No maintenance, migration or conditioning required once the Blu-ray disks have been recorded: green, cost-effective and convenient: any office shelf can be used for storage 25 GB disks offer the best value for money; 50 GB and 100 GB media options are available as well.
  • Panasonic archival-grade Blu-ray disks (certified by TÜV Rheinland) offer a 50-year storage life. A special service level agreement offers root-cause analysis for defective media.
  • Specially designed storage cases and labeling system make filing easy.


  • Excellent compromise between speed, capacity and cost, if you already have a data center with temperature and humidity controls.
  • Tape shelf life exceeds that of drive/autoloader hardware; relatively low power and maintenance requirements.
  • Qualstar RLS-8350 library with LTO 5 tapes stores up to 1 PB in just 16U: throughput up to 16 TB/day (real-world LTA performance; 10Gb/s LAN and fast source storage required).
  • Archive Disk manages auto-migration to a higher-capacity library once available.

Disk ('Petablock')

  • Highest performance and scalability: up to 1.5 PB in a 48U rack, throughput up to 32 TB/day with good concurrent archive/restore performance and easy archive deletion.
  • Non-RAID technology offers extreme data safety at a moderate maintenance and power consumption level.
  • Support for multiple availability zones, within the same data center or across geographically diverse locations.
  • Mix and match disks from various vendors: easily upgrade to higher-capacity disks when available, with the Archive Disk software automatically handling migration.
  • Archive Disk monitors disk health and performs energy management, auto-recovering data from failed disks and keeping as many disks as possible powered off.
  • Excellent basis for an 'Archiving as a service' model, where web-based users around the world can upload or request material, with features like e-mail notification when data is processed and usage-based billing.


  • The ideal way to completely outsource your archive storage, if you have a 1Gb/s+ Internet connection.
  • Minimizes the amount of on-site hardware and media storage required.
  • Archive Disk distributes your data over 5+ object storage providers, avoiding cloud vendor lock-in. Redundancy is managed in such a way that an entire provider can go down without causing you data loss. Also, no single provider has a complete copy of your (encrypted) data.
  • Lost objects are quickly detected and automatically recovered. Migrations between providers are managed automatically as well.