Cold Storage.

Accessible Archives.
Without Tapes.


Your data is the most important thing for today's and future applications. Data loss must be prevented.

Don't compromise on security.


Even "cold" data must be available quickly and at any time. Active archives are replacing slow, linear tape technologies.

Always accessible quickly due to hard disk storage.

Cost brake.

In the petabyte range, every euro matters. Massive data growth and high scalability must not lead to cost explosion.

Inexpensive to deploy, highly scalable - a true alternative to tape.

Cold archives without random access are a thing of the past.

The requirements for archive storage have changed fundamentally. For a long time now, it's no longer just about storage - data must be available quickly and randomly at any time. Security and cost control are of central importance in times of ransomware and rapidly increasing data volumes.

Not-So-Cold-Storage with maximum security:

The Silent Brick System

Quadruple security:

12/8 Erasure Coding.

In VTL mode, the data on Silent Bricks is quadruply protected against loss via 12/8 erasure coding. Up to four disks can fail at the same time without data being lost. The disks are also regularly checked for integrity via digital audit.

Disk Storage:

Random Access.

Unlike tapes, access to the data on Silent Bricks is of course random. There is no need for tiresome "spooling", which always involves the risk of physical damage with tape storage. In our experience, the service life is several decades.

Technology alternative:

Low cost, low maintenance.

Over a usage period of 10 years or more, our VTL archives result in comparably low total costs as appropriately secured and used tape libraries - with significantly reduced maintenance and higher functionality.

“Compared to the previous solution, we were able to notice significantly lower latencies when reading data from the archive. This means that we can do without another copy on hard disks.”