Sony and Panasonic have today announced the creation of an agreement with the objective of jointly developing a next-generation standard for professional-use optical discs that could provide storage of up to 300GB by 2015.
The aim of the new high capacity 300GB optical discs is top expand the companies archive business for long-term digital data storage and will create a new standard for optical storage.
Sony explains in their press release this week “In recent years, there has been an increasing need for archive capabilities, not only from video production industries, such as motion pictures and broadcasting, but also from cloud data centers that handle increasingly large volumes of data following the evolution in network services.
Both Sony and Panasonic have a proven track record in developing Blu-ray Disc format technologies, and by actively promoting the adoption of a new standard for next-generation high-capacity optical discs, they intend to offer solutions that preserve valuable data for future generations.”
For more information on the new 300GB optical discs jump over to the Sony News website for details.
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