Hie Electronics TeraStack Solution Tests Mitsubishi Enterprise Grade Blu-ray Media

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Solution Provides Permanent Optical “Cold Storage” for Archived Data

Patrick Humm, Founder and President of Hie Electronics

We are very pleased to be able to offer our customers the option of Mitsubishi’s Blu-ray media for their permanent cold storage archive data needs.

Hie Electronics, a pioneer of innovation for long-term, scalable Active Archive™ data storage solutions and the manufacturer of the TeraStack® Solution, announced today that it has successfully completed robotic handling tests of Mitsubishi Enterprise Grade Blu-ray™ media for Data Archiving, which features MABL (Metal Ablative Layer) recording layer to secure your data with long term stability, real WORM by its “irreversible” ablative recording mark formation.

The TeraStack Solution allows for application hosting, up to 64 terabytes of data on online hard drives, up to 100 terabytes of data to be nearline accessible on Blu-ray™ media, and unlimited data to be stored offline in removable/remountable intelligent cartridges. The TeraStack Solution is an industry leader in energy efficiency by using a hybrid data architecture that moves fixed content onto lower cost storage tiers, coupled with Blu-ray™ media that is used to store the sleeping data, which eliminates the need for hard drives to constantly spin and consume energy. Additional information can be found at http://www.hie-electronics.com/terastack_solution.php.

“We are very pleased to be able to offer our customers the option of Mitsubishi’s Blu-ray media for their permanent cold storage archive data needs,” said Patrick Humm, Founder and President of Hie Electronics. “Customers who need to store their data forever will appreciate this reliable, long-lasting, quality storage solution.”

"We are glad to have the opportunity to work with Hie Electronics, a pioneer in this archiving business field, and are convinced that we can contribute to the costumers’ requirement of long-term data storage by supplying high quality discs," said Hideharu Takeshima, general manager of Mitsubishi Kagaku Media (MKM) Archival Business Development department. "MKM is dedicating itself to develop and manufacture a portfolio of high quality discs for archiving purposes.”

About Hie Electronics

Hie Electronics is a leader in the Active Archive™ data storage system technology industry and the manufacturer of the TeraStack® Solution, an Active Archive™ processing, data backup and archiving system. The TeraStack Solution can be used for critical data backup, medical industry applications, public and private cloud archiving, digital asset management, film and video archiving, forensic evidence data storage, geospatial imaging data archiving and storage, and digital video surveillance storage. A leader in Sustainable IT technology, the Hie Electronics TeraStack® Solution product line delivers a 90 percent energy cost savings when compared with that of current technology. For more information about Hie Electronics and the innovative TeraStack® Solution, visit the company’s website at http://www.hie-electronics.com.

About Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co., Ltd.

Mitsubishi Kagaku Media (MKM), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation which is one of the largest chemical companies in Japan, is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in the data storage market for more than 30 years, delivering data storage solutions with the latest technologies, the highest quality, and features that add value for consumers. In market share as well, MKM has maintained the top position for recordable optical disc (the total sales of CDs, DVDs, and BDs) for eight consecutive years*. Mitsubishi Kagaku Media is, therefore, striving to provide a comfortable environment for the people, society and the earth. For more information, see: http://www.mcmedia.co.jp/enterprise/index_e.html.

*2005-2012: the largest market share of the recordable CD/DVD/BD sold worldwide by brand for eight consecutive years (according to the SCCG/JRIA data).

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