Long Term Information Retention Format

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
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As the world becomes digital, we may enter a digital “Dark Ages” in which business, public and personal assets are in ever greater danger of being lost. While preserving those assets includes various stakeholders and technologies, the storage component has a key role in this spectrum as it is where the data is located for most of its lifecycle. Recognizing this role, the storage industry initiated work on Self-contained Information Retention Format (SIRF) to help its customers interpret preservation objects in the future even by applications that do not exist today.