We cooperate with several institutions in the area of Berlin to securely store their highly valuable data using our bitstream preservation services. We are interested in additional new collaborations in this field.
Our high-speed and high-capacity data archive is protected against various environmental disasters like water, fire, smoke, and theft. It is operated by the department "Datacenter Infrastructure". The long-term data we store, for example, are irreplaceable data, like measurement results of scientific experiments, digitized views of archaeological artifacts and documents. Our users are completely separated from each other via dedicated virtual machines on powerful servers and they have access only to their own data stored in the data archive. We actively care on all the data by always storing two copies of them, periodically testing the readability by verifying checksums, rewriting the data when necessary, and migrating them to new storage technology, when it becomes available.