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Data Storage at ZIB
The deepening of the subject describes the essential benefits of our professional data storage. These include the nature of an assessment of the quality of the tape material, including and especially for tape cassettes, which have not been read for extended periods, and the safe storage of the tape robot in a strong room that protects the data against fire and sabotage.
Projects with long term data storage
An increasingly important role belongs of long-term storage of irreplaceable data, such as results of measurements of physical experiments, digitized views of archaeological artifacts and documents.
For this purpose we give users access to virtual machines on powerful servers which are able to access capacity on data storage.
In addition to high own requirements for storage capacity, there is a use by external scientific institutes in the form of cooperations. For this purpose we give them virtual machines on powerful servers which have access to the data storage. Our work is an exact and securely reproducibility of the data as a stream of bits without examining the contents of the data. A continuous improvement of the underlying technology sometimes requires a migration of data. This is also done by us.
The following projects are active at this time: