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Microsoft is exploring holographic solutions to improve the ability to store data in the cloud

Last week, at Microsoft’s virtual Ignite 2020 conference, the American tech giant presented an innovative technology they currently explore, to improve cloud data storage.

Microsoft stated that contemporary storage technologies are not advancing as fast as expected, and these also confront with reliability and performance difficulties due to the hardware parts in motion and the declining resilience of flash cells.

To anticipate the growing storage requirements, Microsoft’s AI experts teamed up with the Azure engineers to explore an out-of-the-box storage solution – Project HSD (Holographic Storage Device).

This innovative solution foresees remarkable improvements in storage capacity since the storage type will not be limited to two surfaces of a disk; It will engage an optical crystal to operate data.

More on: https: Microsoft Research Blog

 

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