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Vatican Apostolic Library selects EMC to provide storage for digitized catalogue of historic manuscripts.

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Cloud computing company EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), a provider of cloud computing and IT services, announced on Thursday that it is providing 2.8 petabytes of storage to the Vatican Apostolic Library for the digitization of its entire catalogue of rare and valuable historic manuscripts, which are vulnerable to deterioration and decay from repeated handling.

EMC stated that it is helping the Vatican Library to preserving delicate texts, including books and pamphlets printed before 1501 (incunabula), in an ISO-certifiable digital format. The Vatican Apostolic Library's documents include the first book printed with movable type, the 42 line Latin Bible of Gutenberg, which is dated between 1451 and 1455, as well as Greek testimonies of the works of Homer, Sophocles, Plato and Hippocrates.

The company said the first phase of the nine-year project is expected to take three years and its EMC Isilon scale-out NAS, EMC Atmos object storage, EMC Data Domain and EMC NetWorker backup and recovery solutions, as well as EMC VNX unified storage solutions, are being used to provide storage for 40 million pages of digitized manuscripts.

Financial details were not disclosed.

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