With the introduction of Silent Bricks, we expanded our target markets towards tape archives and backup storage. Initially only available as VTL – virtual tape library – Silent Bricks could replace existing tape installations 1:1. Users could keep the benefits of tape (offline, relatively inexpensive) and gain the benefits of disks (random access, redundancy). Silent Bricks were based on the very same technologies that have been proven successful in thousands of Silent Cubes installations – 8/12 ECR, Digital Audit and the use of desktop disk drives.