Cold Storage is an alternate form of "archival" storage provided by DF Studio that allows storing large amounts of data in a secure and ultra-durable way at a fraction of the the price of Active Storage. Because files stored in Cold Storage are not immediately accessible, Cold Storage is most appropriate for files that are accessed infrequently and where a few hours of wait time before use is acceptable. A common use case would be to store large RAW or hi-res tiff images in Cold Storage. All project information and edits are still available for files in Cold Storage. Even Messengers may be sent for proofing or approval purposes for files in Cold Storage.
How long does it take to restore files from Cold Storage to Active Storage?
A single restore request should complete within 8 hours, independent of the number of files in the request.
Is there a fee for restoring files from Cold Storage?
DF Studio does not charge a restoral fee when moving files from Cold Storage to Active Storage. Once the files are in Active Storage again they are billed at the Active Storage rate.
How secure is data stored in Cold Storage?
All data rest is encrypted using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256, a secure symmetric-key encryption standard using 256-bit encryption keys. Data is redundantly stored in multiple facilities and on multiple devices within each facility. Additionally, all data undergoes systematic data integrity checks, providing an average annual durability of 99.999999999%.