Sony acquires optical storage supplier Optical Archive

Sony Corporation of America has acquired Optical Archive, a company that specializes in optical storage systems for the data center market.

With Sony, OAI will leverage its experience and capabilities in data center hardware design, supply chain operations and systems integration with Sony’s expertise in optical disc and manufacturing technology to develop new optical disc library systems that will meet the technological demands from the growing cold archive market.

Terushi Shimizu, senior vice president and deputy president, Device Solutions Business Group, Sony Corporation, said: “Optical disc libraries will provide advantages to customers who are using tape or hard drive technology to store cold data, such as lower costs, extremely durable media life, and higher data throughput rates. We plan to leverage and expand our existing optical disc production lines in order to accommodate the growing demand for this media.”

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