Not only is an optical disc safer for archival storage, but it’s also cheaper to maintain as well. Often people don’t think about the costs associated with storing content in “The Cloud”, but over time it really adds up. Outside of the initial cost for the disc itself, there are no residual costs associated with storing content on optical discs. It cost nothing to store an optical disc in a drawer for safe keeping, and when you need it, it can be loaded into a disc reader and view the content instantly. If you stored that content on “The Coud”, which is essentially just a server farm that a 3rd party controls, or even on your own servers, then there is a continuous cost that accumulates day after day, month after month, and year after year.
Servers require a lot of electricity to operate and maintain the server, not to mention the tremendous costs for the air conditioning that maintains the server’s temperature and protects against overheating. It may appear as though The Cloud is free, once you go over the small allotment of “free” space, then many opt to pay a monthly or annual fee for greater storage capacity. It may seem fairly inexpensive in the short term, but rarely does anyone delete old content to make room for new content, so those fees just continue to accumulate and escalate. Once you calculate those fees over the long term, then you’ll see how these small fees can really add up and the more content you store the more the cost of maintaining it increases.
Vinpower can help provide the hardware and media needed to easily copy the cold data onto archival quality optical discs. Thus, ensuring that the cold data would be safely stored and protected so that the content can be reviewed or extracted easily for many many years to come.
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