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from the Hill - The Next Decade in Storage
MA - January 31, 2002 - Kentron Technologies, a leader in advanced
memory platforms today announces its latest addition to the FEMMA® product
line of high-density memory modules. These high density modules are
specifically designed for the blade and Hyperdense servers, as well as for
laptop, Compact PCI systems and mobile Internet applications. The DDR SODIMM
measures only 1.25" high and comes with or without support of ECC
function. Module capacity ranges from 256MB through 1GB. The module measures
2.66" L. x 1.25" H. x 0.27" W., making it ideal for applications
where space is constrained. This includes blade, 1U and hyper dense servers,
telecommunication and network equipment, cPCI systems, X-scale systems, as well
as any embedded design requiring compact packaging.
"Kentron's DDR SODIMM modules use standard non-stacked, TSOP DRAM devices. This allows us to produce a high-density, low-profile design with minimum impact to manufacturing cost. OEM designers and system manufacturers can realize a cost savings by integrating our FEMMA SODIMM memory in existing or new equipment designs," stated Joe Capaldo, Kentron's Product Marketing Manager. The 256MB, 512MB and 1GB Unbuffered DDR SDRAM SODIMM module is designed and tested for data transfer rates of PC1600/2100. The module is fully compliant with 200-pin JEDEC SODIMM specifications, and utilizes gold-plated connector tabs.
The 256MB, 512MB and 1GB Unbuffered DDR SDRAM SODIMM modules are available for sampling and will begin shipping in quantity later this quarter. ...Kentron Technologies profile
January 31, 2002 - SimpleTech, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEC) today announced it has acquired the assets of Irvine Networks, a leading-edge technology company located in Irvine, California for $3M. New memory intensive products arising from the acquisition, due to be available around Q4 2002, will be aimed at the web server acceleration market. ...Simple Technology profile
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.- January 30, 2002 - VERITAS Software Corporation today announced that VERITAS Foundation Suite, the industry's leading storage virtualization platform, now supports Red Hat Linux. The VERITAS Software storage virtualization platform uses online storage management and file system technology to optimize storage hardware usage and to simplify administration of multi-platform environments. This enables companies to manage more storage with fewer resources, and to improve return on investment through increased application availability and productivity With this release, VERITAS Software brings the leading storage management solution for UNIX environments to the Linux platform, enabling Linux servers to better handle the most demanding, data-intensive applications.
VERITAS Foundation Suite combines file system and volume management technologies to create a powerful management platform for enterprise storage and storage area network environments. Well-established in UNIX environments, this hardware-independent solution offers performance-tuning capabilities and sophisticated management tools that are now available to ensure the continuous availability of databases, applications and other resources running on Linux servers. The VERITAS FlashSnap option, also available with this release, offers efficient, point-in-time copies of data that can support data analysis, reporting, backup and testing, without impacting production applications. ...Red Hat profile , ...VERITAS Software profile
Natick , Massachusetts January 30, 2002 - A new study by Venture Development Corporation (VDC) entitled The U.S. Aftermarket for Computer Accessories, Fourth Edition finds that the USB standard now dominates the computer cable market, and USB cables made up more than 30% of total U.S. aftermarket cable shipments in 2001. VDC expects USB and non-USB cable shipments to be approximately even in 2002, and USB will increasingly overtake other cable shipments thereafter. VDC forecasts that the USB cable aftermarket to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 42% through 2006, while the aftermarket for other types of cables will decline at a CAGR of approximately 7.5% over the same period.
suppliers have at least started to transition to USB from their traditional
cable lines. USB provides tremendous opportunity for suppliers of USB cables,
hubs, and USB adaptors, even as sales of other cabling products deteriorate.
However, the transition to a standard that requires just one type of cable is
increasing competition among cable suppliers for retail and distribution space
and exposure. This is likely to drive prices down further, and consequently
increase strain on suppliers, particularly for the smaller companies.
This report, "The U.S. Aftermarket For Computer Accessories, Fourth Edition", price $5,250, is a multiclient study designed to provide subscribers with market intelligence to support strategic marketing and product planning decisions. ...VDC profile
KFAR SABA, Israel - Jan. 30, 2002 - M-Systems today announced the release of the DiskOnChip DIMM Plus Flash Disk, a new member of the modular DiskOnChip family. This new product provides up to 128 megabytes of storage capacity and advanced data protection and security-enabling features in a package less than 4mm thick - thinner than any 128 megabyte storage device in the industry.
|Like the DiskOnChip DIMM2000 flash disk released by M-Systems in June of 2000, DiskOnChip DIMM Plus is contained within a 144-pin SODIMM package, which allows it to be placed inexpensively within applications that require local storage with a low profile. Unlike its modular predecessor, DiskOnChip DIMM Plus contains the data protection and security-enabling features found in the DiskOnChip Millennium Plus flash disk released by M-Systems in May of 2001.|
| Compared to
M-Systems' previously released flash disk products, DiskOnChip DIMM Plus offers
increased performance. Thanks to a true, internal and external, 16-bit bus
interface architecture and silicon based on the advanced 0.16 micron process,
the DiskOnChip DIMM Plus is capable of sustained read rates of 3MB per second
and sustained write rates of 1.5MB per second. A burst read/write rate of 20MB
per second is also attainable. Boot capability is another new feature to the
DiskOnChip DIMM Plus. Included within this new flash disk from M-Systems is a
1KB programmable boot block with execute in place (XIP) capability designed to
efficiently replace boot ROM. With this feature, DiskOnChip DIMM Plus can
perform platform initialization or operating system (OS) boot functions,
negating the requirement for a separate device on the board dedicated to these
The DiskOnChip DIMM Plus is available in capacities of 32, 64, 96 and 128MB. Engineering samples are available now and mass production is slated for mid-February. ...M-Systems profile
San Diego, Calif.- January 30, 2002 - JNI® Corporation today announced a strategic alliance with InfiniSwitch Corporation. The strategic alliance covers three general areas of business and cooperation:
"JNI and InfiniSwitch are taking a leadership position to help drive the deployment of InfiniBand into the open data center," said Neal Waddington, president and CEO of JNI Corporation. "We believe that early adopters and high-density server installations will garner tremendous TCO and reliability benefits by using low-cost servers with the JNI/InfiniSwitch package. In addition, the two companies working together will help advance the overall market development for InfiniBand, paving the way for widespread InfiniBand deployment." ...InfiniSwitch profile, ...JNI profile
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND - January 30, 2002 - OTG Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:OTGS) today announced financial results, including record revenues for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2001. Financial highlights:-
Amherst, NY & Eden Prairie, MN - January 29, 2002 - ATTO Technology. and Plasmon announced today that the ATTO FibreBridge 2200R/D and FibreBridge 3200R have been certified by Plasmon for its LTO Ultrium tape automation product line. The FibreBridge 2200R/D and 3200R were put through rigorous compatibility and benchmarking tests. Both the FibreBridge 2200R/D and FibreBridge 3200R bridges performed exceedingly well with Plasmon's LTO series libraries, and serverless backup functionality was easily achieved by the FibreBridge 2200R/D when used in conjunction with Computer Associates' ARCserve software. This combination of storage automation products improves manageability as well as provides immediate access to mission critical data.
The 1-Gigabit FibreBridge 2200R/D is an ideal, cost-effective means for enabling current SCSI devices to take immediate advantage of SAN applications such as LAN-free and serverless backup. A unique combination of versatility, performance and affordability, this bridge is available in desktop or rack mount configurations - enabling direct incorporation into most SAN configurations, thus providing optimal integration flexibility. ATTO's 1-Gig FibreBridge 3200R offers dual-redundant and hot-swappable product modules to ensure sustained data accessibility for critical application environments. Full software support, including swappable LVD and HVD tape personality modules, serverless backup and intelligent Bridging Architecture make the 3200R ideal for Enterprise-level storage applications requiring 1-Gig throughput.
"In today's storage environment, connectivity is critical. The ATTO products work quite well with the Plasmon LTO libraries, allowing our libraries to attach to a SAN environment and provide a reliable means for storing data. We appreciate ATTO's cooperation throughout this qualification process, and we look forward to extending this connectivity to the rest of the Plasmon library family, including our 5.25 inch MO products," said William Betten, Vice-President of System Integration at Plasmon. ...ATTO Technology profile, ...Plasmon profile
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - January 29, 2002 - An IDC Bulletin released last month, and available from Imperial Technology, reports solid state disks (SSDs) are increasingly being accepted as a cost-effective solution for boosting application performance and removing I/O bottlenecks. The Bulletin positions SSDs as a "smart choice" in tough times, and projects end users' commitment to solid state disks to increase. IDC's Bulletin, "Solid State Disks: The Right Products for Boosting Performance in Tough Times-Product and Market Analysis, 2001" (IDC #26241E) provides a comprehensive analysis of the solid state disk market, and file cache devices. The report is available free of charge to readers who sign up on Imperial Technology's web site.
"Too often, end users faced with performance issues or poor I/O response take the unnecessarily expensive 'brute force' approach of simply adding more servers or more disk drives to spread the workload," asserts co-author Robert Gray. "While many users take one or both of these paths to scalability, IDC believes that many would be better served and benefit from a thorough performance analysis that includes a review of SSD capabilities." ...IDC profile, ...Imperial Technology profile
MELVILLE, N.Y. - January 29, 2001 - FalconStor Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: FALC), a leading storage networking infrastructure software company, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2001. For the fourth quarter of 2001, net revenues were $3.0 million, an increase of 20% from the $2.5 million reported in the third quarter. This 20% increase in revenues occurred while operating expenses increased only 9% from the previous quarter. Net loss for the quarter was $1.25 million, down 13% from $1.44 million in the previous quarter. The Company closed the quarter financially strong with $56.1 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, after deducting accrued liabilities related to discontinued operations.
"We are very pleased with our revenue growth to date and we expect to be able to sustain an average sequential quarterly growth rate of twenty percent during the year of 2002, while only increasing our operating expenses in the range of five to nine percent," said FalconStor Chief Financial Officer, Jacob Ferng.
In another press release today, FalconStor announced the appointment of Mr. Akihiko Motai as country manager of FalconStor Japan. Mr. Motai was formerly sales director for Novell Japan, Ltd., and a director and head of partner operations at Nihon Storage Technology Co., Ltd.
"Japan is one of the most dynamic and potentially rewarding markets for high technology, and FalconStor has clearly done an excellent job of positioning itself to capitalize on the growth of the software industry," said Motai. "My mission will be to evangelize the Japanese market about software for organizing storage networking infrastructure, and encourage its use in response to the current tremendous upsurge in data volumes and challenges with networking the relevant storage..." ...FalconStor Software profile
Redmond WA - January 29, 2002 - ADIC announced today that the company has taken occupancy of a new 148,000 square-foot building that nearly doubles the size of its Denver, Colorado facilities. The new building provides added space for manufacturing, research and development, test and systems engineering labs, technical support, and training activities, enabling the company to respond to growing demand for its enterprise-class storage hardware and software products.
"ADIC has continued to see increased demand for our products despite the downturns in the general economy and in overall IT expenditures," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter van Oppen. "Our fiscal 2001 results show an overall revenue increase of 26% over 2000, and at year end we continued to show profitability on a pro forma basis and both sequential and year-over-year growth. The results illustrate the rapid, continued expansion of digital information, the critical importance of keeping that data protected, and the value placed on innovative, intelligent storage solutions. The Denver site is the center for our enterprise-class Scalar libraries, including our new Scalar 10K storage networking library, and it houses a major portion of our storage management software development." ...ADIC profile
January 29, 2002 - Toronto, Canada - In conjunction with the SNIA, MediumRare today announced the 2002 SAN/NAS Summit (April 9 - 24). This is a series of one-day conferences, delivering intensive, comprehensive and relevant information designed to give attendees the insight and expertise to design, build and implement SAN and NAS solutions - ensuring a maximum return on their companies' technology investments. With the emphasis on education, each of five Canadian cities will host timely and insightful keynote addresses from industry experts from within the SAN and NAS landscape. In addition, over 20 of the leading storage and networking vendors will present educational seminars. ...2002 SAN/NAS Summit
BOULDER, Colo. January 29, 2002 Spectra Logic today announced its Spectra 64000 and 12000 tape libraries have been tested and qualified by EMC as E-Lab Tested. EMC's E-Lab Tested qualification process is recognized for its thoroughness in interoperability, failure recovery and other testing. It assures customers that Spectra Logic high performance libraries are fully interoperable with EMC information storage systems. Spectra Logic's enterprise tape libraries offer scalable, flexible SAN-based backup configurations to work with EMC's CLARiiON®, Connectrix and EDM families of products.
"The EMC qualification assures Spectra Logic and EMC customers that they can confidently build complete storage infrastructures based on our respective technologies," said Bill Reed, Spectra Logic vice president of marketing and business development. "As the leading AIT library vendor, Spectra Logic is pleased to be working with EMC to bring industry leading SAN architectures to this rapidly expanding market." ...EMC profile, ...Spectra Logic profile
Hopkinton, Mass.- January 29, 2002 - EMC Corporation today announced Rapid Results, an important new business continuity offering. The Rapid Results offering combines the expertise and strength of the 6,000-person EMC Global Services organization and network of business continuity partners with EMC's industry-leading business continuity technologies to deliver a "productive protection" solution for companies within 30 business days. The EMC Rapid Results business continuity program is designed to minimize risk while providing the maximum business benefit. The steps involved include:
Editor's comments:- the recession has left EMC with some talented but underutilised human sales capacity and more than their fair share of shelfware, so this sales tactic looks like a good way to put all hands on deck. Now most of those pesky upstart dotcoms have disappeared, EMC thinks it's safe to define "30 business days" to quote and deliver a backup system as "Rapid"... If your company can do better, send me a press release with the details.
PRINCETON, NJ January 29, 2002 Princeton Softech today announced that Archive for Servers 4.2 provides automatic file compression and ODBC access to data. These advances deliver seamless, real-time data access using the industry-standard ODBC interface and compression of archived data for cost-effective storage. Real-time data access enables Archive for Servers' customers to integrate their business-critical applications with enterprise active archiving. Users can seamlessly browse data in selected Archive Files, which are compressed during the archive process and decompressed dynamically when the data is accessed. To further improve access and flexibility, Archive for Servers allows users to query Archive Files using industry-standard, SQL-like criteria.
Unlike traditional archiving capabilities, Princeton Softech's Active Archive Solutions are application data model independent, easy-to-manage, and support critical, customer-facing applications across the enterprise. Active Archive Solutions safely and precisely remove subsets of seldom-used data (active reference data) from complex relational databases with 100 percent accuracy. Archived data can be stored on the most cost-effective medium and be easily accessed from the enterprise application. Ongoing active archiving keeps databases streamlined and operating at peak performance, providing an effective long-term solution to the problem of explosive database growth.
"Today's companies need to engage in ongoing housecleaning to leverage their mission-critical enterprise systems," said Rich Evans, Vice President of Enterprise Data Center Strategies for Meta Group, a leading IT industry analysis firm. "Features like dynamic compression and ODBC access to data offer streamlined real-time access and storage benefits. Using these advanced features of active archiving, companies can gain a competitive advantage through complex enterprise systems such as CRM and ERP." ...Princeton Softech profile
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