Panasonic's main contribution to the effort was its high-density optical technology, key devices (optical discs, drives and related robotics) and library software to control the system easily in the data center. Facebook collaborated by providing its expertise in designing, deploying, managing and servicing storage systems in data centers. In addition, Facebook provided technical and real-world data center feedback at every stage of the development. Both companies have been working on two generations of the freeze-ray solution. Facebook is deploying the first-generation 100 GB Blu-ray Disc-based archive system into its data centers now, and expects deployment of the second-generation 300GB Archival Disc-based archive system later in 2016.
Both companies plan to continue to collaborate in the study of and eventual development of next- generation systems utilizing higher densities of 500 GB-and one-terabyte Archival Discs to realize a multi petabyte cold storage archive systems.