We help you store data on multiple devices depending on what you need – either “Hot” or “Cold” data storage. Hot storage is when digital data is stored on USB hard drives or flash drives; the files can degrade over extended periods of time, but are active and available at all times, so you can access your data fast. Cold data storage is when digital files are held on a static medium such as an long lasting optical disc which are not actively accessed on a regular basis, but serve as a secure back up in cases of system failures or data erasure.
Preserving content (either video, film, audio, photos or images) and efficiently sharing your content can be complicated by the sheer volume of data as well as challenges in organization. The key is to figure out what portions of the data is needed for distribution and sharing and maintain those in active data storage locations including cloud storage options using simple organization methods. The portions or parts of your content and digital files that are not needed regularly or may not be required in the near term should be saved in “cold” data storage mediums or locations. You should also ensure that all data has multiple secure backup stored in different remote locations for safety and redundant storage purposes in case of significant failures or losses either due to major accidents or even death.
In all cases it is key to keep multiple backups of your digital files and content such that it is always available and safe independent of your location (a backup service Dijifi provides). This can be accomplished by using digital tapes or optical discs as well as hard drives that are not actively utilized. Saving large amount of data on servers does not necessarily mean it’s safer and it is costly to maintain large amounts of data online. Lower cost options now abound for individuals and corporations. DiJiFi can help you with your options and provide longer term backup cold data storage.