Future-proof archival storage with nanophotonics

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Lee Yee, CEO

It is fascinating to see how the importance of data in the modern business world is changing with each passing day. If the past 20 years have been about originality, accuracy, and speed, the next two decades will be about data longevity and vitality. Growing concerns include containing data storage costs, determining the ideal storage medium, securing data integrity and permanence, and preventing data loss. In this context, organizations are looking for new technologies and solutions to ensure the permanent storage of long-term data.

Zerras, a company that helps organizations secure high-value data using nanophotonics, sits right at the crossroads of this emerging data economy.

“The world is storing more data, longer,” said Lee Yee, CEO of Zerras. “Our in-house optical storage archiving products help organizations and industry partners manage rapidly growing data volumes while containing the associated long-term storage costs that arise from a new golden age of transformation. digital human and automated experiences”.

Long-term data storage has always been a tough business, with organizations living in uncertainty when it comes to choosing the most efficient medium for long-term data storage, reducing storage costs of data or to ensure the security and permanence of the data. An example of this is in law enforcement for evidence tracking and surveillance, in financial, medical and insurance companies for digital records management and legal compliance.

Meanwhile, even though NFTs and cryptos are sometimes recorded on public blockchains, many of these digital transactions and metadata must be immutably secured in off-chain, side-chain or private-chain data networks. . In addition, equal attention is also paid to combating data loss by creating metadata around it and storing it securely in a continuous time series. The ICEBOX, a scalable optical storage archive designed and built by Zerras proves to be the ideal solution to all these challenges. It is becoming the go-to option for storing data, in many areas and industries such as modern library preservation, legal documentation, compliance, digital preservation and disaster recovery.

The state-of-the-art storage medium is designed for archiving workflows where large sets of files need to be stored, secured and continuously retrieved over long periods of time. Because of this distinctive feature, organizations involved in video and entertainment production, engineering, CAD, scientific research, education, and even government departments use the ICEBOX to place their data in remote storage. cold in order to conserve energy while protecting invaluable organizational assets from data loss.

In regions with high temperatures, creating a proper cooling facility becomes a tedious task. The risk of degradation of the storage medium is enormous. This is where Zerras’ proprietary optical storage archives can be extremely convenient and efficient. Organizations can store data where it is protected from electromagnetic pulses, water, temperature fluctuations, cyberattacks, or natural disasters.

With the advent of computer-generated environments like the Metaverse and Digital Twins, an enormous amount of data is being generated through digital authoring tools and blockchain networks, platforms and marketplaces. As the data storage economy evolves, Zerras plays a crucial role in helping organizations preserve high-value data assets.


The world stores more data, longer. Our in-house optical storage archiving products help organizations and industry partners manage rapidly growing data volumes while containing the associated long-term storage costs that arise from a new golden age of digital human transformation and automated experiences.

Looking ahead, Zerras plans to launch the world’s most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly green storage library in collaboration with industry ecosystems. Using enterprise-class, archival-grade, multi-layered nanophotonic storage drives for increased areal storage density, the Optical Storage Archive Library expands storage capacity scalable to handle 25 terabytes of storage volume in one capacity. of remote or removable media, while consuming the least power of any random access storage system. Finally, with an unwavering passion for solving data storage challenges in an increasingly digital world, Zerras is poised to continue helping organizations realize the benefits of nanophotonics technology and protect their high-value data. with new applications, form factors and much-needed certainty.

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