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

Optical storage (think DVD and Blu-ray) has remained in the shadows as tapes, exotic media (such as silica or DNA) and hard drives compete to dominate the hot field of archiving. However, one newcomer, Folio Photonicsaims to deliver goods faster than everyone else, using a new approach to existing optical technology.

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