For now cloud storage remains the most visible part of consumer storage in the entire technology ecosystem, the part that requires the most capacity remains hidden. Archiving and long-term data storage with hyperscalers and service providers has gained momentum over the past decade as more of our lives – especially during the COVID lockdown – have been online.

Optical storage (such as DVD and Blu-ray) has been overshadowed as tape, exotic media (such as silicon dioxide or DNA) and hard drives compete for supremacy in the highly contested field of archiving. However, one newcomer Foliophotonicsaims to deliver goods faster than anyone else by reinventing existing optical technology.

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