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.

To optimize the strategy of active and non-active data storage utilization it is key to properly tag data and index files so required data and files can be found as needed from non-active / cold storage files and transferred to active or real time storage files for use as needed. The effective and efficient search of files can be done through optimal metadata applications and tagging.

DiJiFi can help you in two ways:

1) Providing you various backup and storage options including backup storage using “cold” digital storage or “permanent storage” as well as making multiple replicas of optical discs, and
2) Saving files in pre-determined file allocations including attaching various tags and markers to the stored data so you are able to find needed data (metadata) efficiently. This will allow you to store and backup your data as well as find your content efficiently and effectively. To allow for searching, we can create searchable PDF or OCR versions of certain types of content.

We offer Hard Drives for sale of various sizes and we can also order special drives to fit your needs. Our hard drives come between 8GB to 2TB.
We also offer optical disc preservation and can make duplicate DVD’s and store a backup copy of your digital files in our premises as long term backup.