Cold archive for 100 years
Prognosis TCO for archiving on Blu-ray
For a timespan of 5 yearsDisclaimer – This calculator is designed to be informational, no rights can be derived.
Case exampleAn organization generates 100TB of data in a year. Most of this data is not needed for daily work processes. This kind of data occupies the data storage for a around 90%. The organization now uses Blu-ray to store data that they don’t need online but needs to be available for safety or legal reasons for the next 25 years. After 5 years the organization archived 500TB, which is stored without energy use or migrations. Normal media needs migration after around 5 years. With the high quality of the Blu-ray discs from Panasonic or Mitsubishi Kagaku Media that is not necessary anymore.
The costs of 1TB over 25 years is now 8.41 Euro instead of 42.06 Euro over 5 years.