EPFL Selects HGST Active Archive System for 50 Years of Jazz Music Archives

At EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), the Metamedia Center facilitates technology transfer from research to industry. EPFL had collected over 15,000 hours of audio-visual content from the annual Montreux Jazz Festival over a 50-year time span — and no back-up copies exist. EPFL required a solution capable of digitizing, capturing, and ingesting the festival’s audio-visual content, as well as event-related contextual information for long-term preservation purposes. Read this case study to learn how EPFL was able to achieve data protection and availability at 48% less disk overhead than triple-mirror replication.