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

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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.


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