Quobyte and Digital Bedrock Announce Partnership
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 27, 2022 — Quobyte today announced a new partnership with Digital Bedrock, an affordable and secure digital preservation service. Together, Quobyte’s software-defined storage solution enhances Digital Bedrock’s ability to manage customer data prior to retention.
Quobyte’s fully downloadable, POSIX-compliant parallel file system is truly hardware independent, running on both bare metal and public cloud. Now cost-effectiveness and high performance are no longer a compromise. Quobyte runs on low-cost commodity servers and disks, while delivering high performance for throughput, random I/O, and small files. This flexibility will allow Digital Bedrock to be more efficient in preparing data and media for preservation, further reducing management and computational costs.
As a digital preservation service, Digital Bedrock provides secure, managed data preservation services on an ongoing basis protecting all types of highly specialized digital content, including media and entertainment company post-production assets, and content digital assets of museums, individual artists and creators, academic institutions, government agencies, businesses and cultural heritage organizations.
“Preserving digital content securely and affordably while ensuring its integrity and accessibility is essential for many industries, from media companies to government agencies to museums,” said Bjorn Kolbeck, CEO of Quobyte. “Our partnership with Digital Bedrock presents data in a more accessible and organized way to simplify the preservation process and further reduce costs.”
Preservation services require online storage to analyze, process and validate digital content before files are transferred through Digital Bedrock’s digital preservation system. At any time, up to 1 PB of storage can be stored on its local servers. These can be files from a variety of sources, including large media files, time-based works of art that may incorporate code and software, and digital works containing thousands of individual files.
“Paradoxically, one of the major challenges in delivering exceptional digital preservation services is deletion,” said Linda Tadic, CEO of Digital Bedrock. “As preservation actions are completed and multiple copies are written to LTO media and stored in multiple offline locations, there is a need to remove large volumes of data from servers so that we can continue to process new batches. customer data. Quobyte’s ability to integrate seamlessly into the workflow makes removal much easier.
Digital Bedrock’s digital preservation services combine intelligent object storage discovery with offline security and include the following features:
- Detailed file analysis to detect hidden errors before long-term retention
- Extensive metadata extraction and indexing
- Active monitoring of file format obsolescence
- Scheduled SHA-512 fixity checks to verify bit health
- Three geographically dispersed copies in secure offline storage
- Secure and fast direct connection to major cloud storage providers so customer data can also be transferred to/from their cloud storage.
Founded in 2013 by former Google employees and high-performance computing experts, Quobyte is dedicated to bringing scale-out and hyperscaler HPC operations to the enterprise. Based on more than a decade of research, Quobyte’s next-generation parallel file system core serves low-latency, high-throughput workloads within a single system. Quobyte brings enterprise computing the benefits of modern storage for a scalable generation with unlimited performance, automatic seamless failover, and non-disruptive updates.
Please visit www.quobyte.com for more information.