Revolutionizing data storage for a sustainable future
A revolutionary technology in data storage is coming from Germany and promises not only significant energy savings but also a drastic improvement in data reading and acquisition speed. This innovation is based on ceramic nano-layers that offer extraordinary resistance, virtually unlimited durability, and cost-effectiveness.
Creating this technology is Cerabyte, a startup that aims to challenge the traditional paradigm of data storage through a more sustainable alternative. The company’s vision is ambitious: to preserve all data forever and preserve current digital records for future use. T
he company plans to launch the first devices based on this principle within the next seven years: these will be CeraMemory devices, available in capacities ranging from 10 Petabytes to 100 Petabytes. Then, between 2030 and 2035, CeraTape tapes will offer an impressive 1 Exabyte and, thanks to the use of “particle rays,” increase the density of recordable information.
This means increasing the storage capacity of a device while maintaining the same size. Based on writing data on ceramic nano-layers, this innovative process promises to reduce total costs in data centers by up to 75%, eliminating the need for storage media or data migration. For data center providers, this means reducing investment and management costs.
Data is stored for decades, ready for future use: the innovative technology’s approach will have a significant impact on various areas, including cultural asset archives, scientific research, banking and healthcare data, entertainment, cloud computing, and social media.
The operation of this storage system is surprisingly robust and aims to ensure secure preservation for future generations: data is stored in a wide temperature range, from -273°C to 300°C, even in corrosive or acidic environments. Additionally, it withstands radiation and electromagnetic impulses. In addition to archiving digital documents for future generations, the ability to store vast amounts of data at unprecedented speeds is added.
Thanks to an ultra-fast laser array, it is possible to write up to 2,000,000 bits with a single laser pulse, allowing for ultra-fast data storage and retrieval. Cerabyte’s innovation does not stop at advanced technology but also presents significant sustainability benefits. Its production uses materials and components already present in the market in large-scale applications, ensuring a rapid increase in production capacity. With a commitment to 100% recycling, it addresses the issue of electronic waste, avoiding the production of more than 1 megaton of electronic waste. Moreover, this innovation requires 99% less energy than conventional storage methods, contributing to a drastic reduction in CO2 emissions generated by data storage in the cloud.
Furthermore, it reduces global electricity consumption, helping to preserve energy for other uses. Finally, Cerabyte is committed to preserving the personal memories of over 7 billion users, offering a storage solution with reduced costs and unmatched resilience.
This means that every individual on this planet can preserve their digital memories, photos, and videos for generations to come.