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Panasonic Showcases Optical Disc Library System

Panasonic announced that it is showing off its LB-DH8 series optical disc library system at the Big Data Show in Dubai.

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Panasonic showcases long term data archiving solution at The Big Data Show 2016

Panasonic, one of the global leaders in technology, will be showcasing its latest data archiving solution LB-DH8 Series Optical Drive at the Big Data Show, taking place in Dubai World Trade Centre, from 29 – 31 March 2016. The new game changing technology will offer businesses a 50 years of seamless data storage and archiving.

The reliable new LB-DH8 Series optical disc library system is a long term data archiving strategy designed for sustainability. This system will meet the most complex data challenges, attracting organizations with its ability to store data for an extended period of time.

According to Yasuo Yamasaki – Director, System Solutions and Communications Division, Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa (PMMAF), “Our comprehensive study of the system solutions market revealed that there is a strong need to look beyond what’s been done and develop a strategy that would surprise the customers of Data Archiving product category. As a customer focused company, Panasonic is determined to propose products and services to realize customer values and to continue leveraging its expertise by offering innovative business solutions.”

Panasonic’s LB-DH8 Series optical disc library system combines sets of Data Archiver Magazines, with 12 reliable Blu-ray Disc™ media in each one. This allows a storage life of more than 50 years which is safe and secure for large volumes of data at a low running cost. It is an excellent solution for the mid to long-term storage of information assets. The device provides a large-volume recording media that is optimal for data archiving in an age when data is increasing exponentially.

This Data Archiver uses Panasonic’s unique robotics technology to archive as much as 91.2 TB of data allowing up to 6 Expansion Modules to store 638.4 TB of data. In addition, discs housed in a Data Archiver Magazine are protected from dust, fingerprints and scratches.

Noriyuki Hayashi, General Manager, B2B & Project Business, System Solutions, PMMAF affirms, “Panasonic has developed the LB-DH8 Series which requires a minimum initial investment and allows configuration with just one base module. With its long-term data storage suitability, the number of units can be extended as the amount of data increases. It has an easy maintenance feature which reduces the downtime during business hours. Its resistance to heat and humidity also lessens the AC usage and reduces costs as compared to hard discs.“

“In the future, the optical discs are expected to form the mainstream of data archiving and set to facilitate business sustainability,” Hayashi adds.

Panasonic will display the LB-DH8 Data Archiver during the Big Data Show, from March 29-31st 2016, at Dubai World Trade Centre in Hall 5, stand A-3.