In 2007, FAST LTA launched a service called “fotobank”. The purpose was to protect all of your valuable pictures for decades. Although there was no “cloud” at that time, this was one of the first cloud services available. Basis was the LTA-1 storage system. The archive could be accessed through a desktop app or via web browser. A thin “fotobank client” would scan certain folders for new images and upload them automatically to the fotobank – known today as CDP, continuous data protection. There even was a “snowball” service to ingest and retrieve large amounts of data: we would accept and ship out DVDs.