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Preservation: immune and autentic

Preservia will develop new and innovative solutions for secure, immune and authentic long term preservation of digital data. These are innovative and unique properties not found in todays disk and tape based storage solutions.

The goal of the project “Preservation: Immune and Authentic” (PreservIA) is to develop innovative solutions and methods for secure and authentic long term preservation of digital data. Piql AS has together with European partners and through three major R&D projects (Archivator Eurostars - E!4863, MiLoS (Eurostars - E!7360) and AStoR (Eureka - E! 8822) developed technology and components for a complete and holistic system for long term preservation and indexing of digital data, called Piql Preservation Service (PPS). PPS fulfils an unaddressed need in a global market since todays digital storage technologies has a limited lifetime (typical 3-10 years) while Piql Preservation Service is designed for a lifetime of 500 years. With today’s growth rate and a conservative price estimate the market for long term preservation of could be in the range of € 4.400 billion in 2020. PPS is delivered as a service to the market through selected partners across the globe. These partners are responsible for delivering the preservation services to the end users (data owners). As of February 25th Piql has signed agreements with 16 Piql Partners that will bring PPS to the market. The system includes hardware for writing and reading data on the storage medium (piqlFilm), a packaging for the film (piqlBox), a secondary packaging (piqlBin) suitable for handling in a fully automated storage system (piqlCube) and a WEB-based system for data ingest and retrieval. Both the storage medium and the packaging have a documented lifetime of 500 years. PreservIA will bring PPS a big leap forward by including new and innovative functionality to version 2 (V2) of the piqlFilm, piqlBox and piqlBin so that security, immunity and authenticity is better ensured whilst at the same improving the environmental impact, all this without compromising the lifetime of 500 years. The security and authenticity features proposed in the PreservIA project are truly unique, and will open up a completely new market by establishing a new 'gold standard' in long term preservation. Further shall the life time testing of both piqlFilm and piqlBox/Bin continue towards documenting a lifetime of 1000 years, based on preliminary results from the MiLoS project this seems to be within reach. The new functionality to be researched and developed in this project are based on marked needs, research results and ideas that have emerged during the AStoR and MiLoS projects and will have huge importance for storage of digital data especially for governmental institutions with great value for nations and mankind, but also for commercial companies.
Acronym: 
PreservIA
Project ID: 
9 892
Start date: 
01-06-2015
Project Duration: 
40months
Project costs: 
3 300 000.00€
Technological Area: 
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