Watanabe : So this is “dternity”!
Matsumoto : Yes. It contains a tape library that reads and writes LTO tapes, and a server that is directly connected. Data is first stored to the server, which has a important software that can automatically send data with no access for a year as an example, to the tape library.
Watanabe : So it can automatically place the “Cold Data” you mentioned earlier, to LTO tapes. How convenient! You also mentioned that “dternity” is easy to use, but how do you operate you want to actually read and write data on your PC?
Matsumoto : This product uses a technology called LTFS (Linear Tape File System) , which provides the same usability as hard drives that you use every day. By looking at the thumbnail images, you can also know whether the data is stored in the hard disk or in LTO tapes.
Watanabe : Wow, so it’s really just clicking a mouse on the PC!
Even I have no problem using it. May I ask case studies, where and who are using dternity today?
Matsumoto : A user case in a hospital may be interesting.
Watanabe : A hospital? I’m surprised it’s used in such a familiar setting! In a hospital? That is a surprising fact!
Matsumoto : Fujifilm have been having a close relationship with in the healthcare field, which is one of the segments where data capacity is growing significantly and demands for data storage are increasing. Recently, we’ve been seeing many more cases where hospitals are storing surgical procedures on video. This generates a huge amount of data, which is not only important for legal and academic purposes, but also represents critical personal information that requires proper handling.
“dternity” enables hospitals to store their data on-site for years , which not only offers greater security—since the data are managed inside the hospital—but also significantly reduces the cost of equipment and electricity compared to hard disks. In fact, this solution has even won the Energy Conservation Grand Prize.
Watanabe : Besides the medical field, what other segment does have deployment for this system?
Matsumoto : Well, one of the companies showing interest is from the automotive industry, where they develop automatic driving technology, Artificial intelligence technology, and generates vast amount of digital Also in the security industry, where they develop high-resolution cameras and future facial authentication technology, store a huge video data.
Watanabe : In the new future, tape storage should be more and more attractive among many industries where they are trying to generate new value using big data and developing Artificial intelligence technology.
Matsumoto : Thank you very much. By leveraging its imaging and information technology, Fujifilm already has built relationships with many companies from many industries, and we hope “dternity” will be a new reliable solution for them.
Watanabe : Thank you for your time today!