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Imperial War Museums Integrate Spectra StorCycle Software to Advance Digitisation and Preservation of Invaluable Historical Assets Posted: 24/03/2021
Imperial War Museums Integrate Spectra StorCycle Software to Advance Digitisation and Preservation of Invaluable Historical Assets

Spectra Logic today announced thatImperial War Museums(IWM) deployedSpectra StorCycle®Storage Lifecycle Management Softwareto enhance its existing storage infrastructure, which supports its audio-visual and exhibitions departments to preserve invaluable data, including thousands of films, videotapes, audio recordings and photographs that would otherwise disintegrate and be lost forever were they not digitised. StorCycle software is being used to manage a large amount of unstructured data that resides on expensive SAN and NAS storage outside of IWM’s existing DAMS (digital asset management system) platform.IWM has five sites across the UK, IWM London, IWM North, IWM Duxford, Churchill War Rooms and HMS Belfast, and is home to approximately 750,000 digital assets, representing a total of 1.5PB of data as uncompressed files. This volume is constantly growing, with new scans in the Museums’ film collection generating an additional 10TB of data per month, and its videotape scanning project expected to create more than 900TB of data over the next four years.  

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