Arkivum launches new public and private cloud digital data storage solutions

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Arkivum, the provider of ultra-safe and secure, long-term, large-scale, digital data storage and archive services, has announced the availability of two new digital data cloud storage solutions – Arkivum/1+1 and Arkivum/OnSite. Scalable from terabytes to petabytes and beyond, over decade-long timescales, Arkivum assures the long-term authenticity of data and provides the only solution in the market today to guarantee 100% data integrity.

With digital data volumes increasing exponentially, vast stores of information, knowledge and culture is now instantly accessible. This also means that mountains of important digital data are under constant threat from deletion, corruption, theft, obsolescence and natural or man-made disasters. Arkivum enables the preservation of digital data via a range of services that allow organisations to mix and match the types of storage solutions required as needs change and grow, providing a cost-effective and low TCO alternative to traditional storage solutions.

Arkivum's flagship offering, Arkivum/100, is a 100% integrity guaranteed, cloud-based data archiving service, and a proven solution designed for organisations that face stringent regulatory or policy demands for long-term and large-scale data archiving. By storing multiple copies of data in disparate data centre locations, Arkivum/100 guarantees the authenticity and trustworthiness of data, whether archived for one or 25 years.

Announced today are Arkivum/1+1 and Arkivum/OnSite:

  • Arkivum/1+1 is a fully managed, cost-effective cloud-based storage service for data volumes of 250+ terabytes and for timescales of five years +. Offering predictable costs, flexible procurement models and the ease of deployment that comes with a cloud-based solution, Arkivum/1+1 is an alternative for organisations that do not need a 100% data integrity guarantee; with Arkivum/1+1, one copy is archived and one copy is held in escrow. Only paying for the space needed, when it's needed, the service can be mixed with Arkivum/100 in any ratio as needs grow or change.
  • Arkivum/OnSite is a private cloud solution designed for organisations that need to keep data within company boundaries. Using ISO 27001 certified policies and procedures, Arkivum/OnSite is able to deliver 100% data integrity assured, long-term and secure data archiving. Arkivum/Onsite provides all the same benefits through the onsite deployment of either Arkivum/100 or Arkivum/1+1, or any combination of the two, providing a fully scalable, secure, easy to manage and deploy solution that is fully in an organisation's control.

Jim Cook, CEO, Arkivum comments on the new product launches: "Arkivum has grown steadily since its formation in 2011 with 300% growth achieved in 2014 and the same expected for 2015. We are unique in that our contracts typically span 10 – 25 years so we have built a strong reputation for trust and integrity – essential when we are entrusted with long-term data storage for our customers. Our services are attractive because they are based on storing data onto tape, which delivers high longevity and reliability – far higher than spinning disk storage. Total cost of ownership is also much lower when compared to solutions based on in-house tape, disc-based systems or systems designed around commodity services."

Arkivum customer case studies include University of Manchester, The Linnean Society, National Institute for Medical Research, Loughborough University, Sussex University and Tate Gallery to name but a few.

Arkivum also works with a range of partners and integrators that connect Arkivum's data archiving services to a wide range of third-party systems and solutions that together provide scalable data curation, discovery, file-format preservation and repository services.

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