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Preserve our digital archives is one of the global challenges today


At Glyphstock we are looking for everything that happens in the offline data storage market. There are initiatives that try to fly into the future and others that seek to return melancholy to the past.

Both trends show the restlessness of the world in relation to the pressing need to find ways to store, store and safeguard digital data in an effective, scalable and long-term manner.

It is desperate, romantic and understandable at the same time the attempt of this Austrian: The hard disks and CDs last only a few decades and that is why it is creating a file that will preserve information about ceramic tiles, in an old salt mine.

There, the information of museums, universities and even private persons is recorded on the most durable material known to archaeologists: ceramic panels. These are stored in rock salt and form the MOM (Memory of Humanity) file. The initiator, Martin Kunze, explains that the ceramic plates are waterproof, up to 1200 degrees of resistance to heat, resistant to acids and magnet and resistant to radiation.

 At the other extreme, we can look forward to the future because it is now possible to record files in artificial DNA and recover them without error. The future potential of storing digital data in DNA chains or synthetic artificial genes is still very expensive, but the capacity would be immense. Enough to cover the 163 zetabytes of digital data that will be generated in 2025 around the world.

Adapted genes are the raw material of synthetic biology and the starting point for biotechnological medicines, foods and fragrances. But the DNA in the capsule represents a new market: a potentially gigantic storage disk.

Each DNA capsule can contain as much data as a complete data center and each bit is translated into genes that are sequenced when the data needs to be recovered and there are already initiatives on the way to cheaper DNA production that are likely to fill the storage market of digital data in the future.

Another initiative along the same lines in Spain is that of cybersecurity expert José Antonio Calles and biochemist Patricia Rada who have developed a program that translates the binary language into the DNA language < / 2018-03-18 / espanoles-genes-revolucionarios-genes-discos_1536633 />

Meanwhile, Glyphstock proposes its new solution of offline and long-term storage of digital data that adapts, in a scalable way both to companies and individuals and that uses optical discs that guarantee 1000 years of duration.

The heart of the Glyphstock service is a fully certified and patent-pending robotic system that allows the encryption, recording and custody of digital data simultaneously and independently for each client, whatever the volume of digital data that it generates.

The Glyphstock solution is the answer of the moment to cover the current need to perpetuate digital information.