Yotta Launches Yotta Preserve – Long-Term Information Preservation Service in Partnership with Norwegian Company – Piql

Jun 28, 2021

With Yotta Preserve, users can store multi-format information for more than 1000 years

Mumbai, June 28, 2021: Expanding its ‘Everything as-a-service’ portfolio, Yotta has joined hands with Norwegian based innovative, long-term data storage technology developer – Piql – to launch Yotta Preserve – for the Indian market. Using Piql’s innovative approach of using a photosensitive film to store digital information, that can survive for any length of time – Yotta Preserve aims to address the issues of governments departments, museums, the movie industry, banking and healthcare institutions etc. that practically need to preserve their information forever.

Data has been growing at an enormous rate; while data storage capacities have increased, the long-term storage capabilities are still not prevalent. Entities still need to make multiple copies of their data, and the life of data storage devices are limited. Piql’s film-based preservation technology has been tested to last for centuries with guaranteed future accessibility. This means that no matter what technology is available in the future, all preserved films will be restored in authentic form and quality.

This collaboration will now give organizations in India end-to-end data preservation and archival service from Yotta. Highlights of Yotta Preserve are that the data archived/stored is unalterable, secure and there is no data loss. Besides this, the longevity of the storage is infinite. This is the only kind of data storage service that is offline, digital, and migration-free and also uses photosensitive film – piqlFilm – to store data. Thus, the data is stored in physical mode and additionally is searchable just like a digital storage medium.

Sunil GuptaSunil Gupta, Co-founder and CEO, Yotta Infrastructure said, “This is another innovative service that we are delighted to introduce in our growing portfolio. Piql has been at the forefront of innovation for almost two decades and with Yotta Preserve, Indian organizations can avail this innovative service from a reliable partner like Yotta.”

“Different Industries require to archive data for future reference. Yotta Preserve – powered by Piql can store analog, digital, video, audio, manuscripts, and every form of content available on earth. Yotta Preserve delivers the best of both worlds, data archived can be secured physically and accessible digitally”, Sunil further added.

Rune Bjerkestrand, Managing Director of Piql Rune Bjerkestrand, Managing Director of Piql said, ‘We are pleased to collaborate with Yotta and have Piql’s technology and services available through such a well-known and trusted brand portfolio.’

One of the highlights of this service is that one can also archive valuable information at the Arctic World Archive (AWA) in Svalbard. It is a declared demilitarized zone by 42 nations and one of the safest places on earth. AWA is home to manuscripts from the Vatican Library, political histories, masterpieces from different eras (including Rembrandt and Munch), scientific breakthroughs and contemporary cultural treasures.

About Piql

Piql is a specialist provider of digital preservation and long-term data storage. With a global footprint, it offers tailored services to a range of sectors including historical and memory, audio visual, private enterprise and government.

Piql’s purpose-built technology can keep data alive for hundreds of years, without the need for migration. The data is secure, unalterable and can be recovered without the risk of data loss, no matter how long it is stored for. It is the only service of its kind and the only offline, migration-free technology available for long term digital preservation.

Piql also founded the Arctic World Archive, a safe repository of global memory located on the arctic island of Svalbard. The archive ensures the protection of the most sensitive and irreplaceable data for future generations. Growing all the time, the Archive holds treasures including The Scream by Edvard Munch, ancient manuscripts from the Vatican Library, historical space data from ESA, open-source code from Github, records from various national archives, among many others, all stored on piqlFIlm.