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September 13, 2002 - Fantom Drives today announced the addition of the
new G-Force FireWire hardware RAID array to the G-Force product family. The
new G-Force FireWire RAID continues to offer the same advanced reliability
features found in all G-Force RAIDs, providing an integrated hardware RAID
system ideal for any FireWire enabled computer. The high-performance RAID
controller of the G-Force RAID excels at the traditionally difficult task of
handling Level 0, 1, or 5 RAID configurations. When set up for Level 5, a host
of features formerly found only in astronomically complex and expensive RAID
systems (such as Powered Hot-Spare support, Automatic Data Regeneration, and
Independent Fault Isolation) ensure that access to data is uninterrupted in the
event of a drive failure.
"A FireWire hardware RAID array is the perfect addition to the robust and flexible G-Force product line," said Alex Koyshman, Fantom Drive's Director of research and development. "We strive to offer storage solutions to every one of our customer's needs, and the G-Force FireWire RAID is exactly what our customers demanded."
Availability The G-Force FireWire RAID array 480GB is available immediately, at an MSRP of $3295.00. ...Fantom Drives profile
AMSTERDAM - September 13, 2002 Medéa Corporation will demonstrate the widest range of high-performance RAID disk arrays based on low-cost UltraDMA disk drive technology at this year's IBC show, September 13-16, stand 7.201. Medéa's fail-safe storage demonstrations will include the new VideoRaid RTS, VideoRaid RTR and VideoRaid RTRX disk arrays, as well as the mission critical, 24x7 StreamRaid. The following demos will be shown at the Medéa booth:
Atlanta - September 13, 2002 - Since its release less than one year ago, eMag Solutions' MediaMerge/UNIX has quickly become the product of choice for Unix users looking to restore, convert and duplicate data via a SCSI attached device totally from within the Unix environment. Designed for seamless data interchange between legacy, incompatible and current SCSI storage technology, MM/UNIX is compatible with most leading SCSI tape drives. It can automatically detect, process and restore hundreds of different tape formats. Data can be Bit converted from ASCII to EBCDIC or visa-versa, and can optionally have Packed Decimal Fields decoded as well as other types of record based data manipulation. Other benefits include: Forensic Tape Logging, tape-to-tape duplication, tape initialization and media testing. Two recent installs have won eMag accolades from our customers.
CompuCredit Alan Borchers, the Data Operations Manager writes: "CompuCredit receives a variety of computer media tapes and uses both Microsoft NT and Unix operating systems for processing data received on these tapes. Recently our company purchased a new IBM 3590 tape reader, which was to be connected to a Sun server in the Unix operating system. While we could read fixed length files using Unix commands from the new tape drive, our largest and most important file, a multi-gigabytes file, was formatted with variable record lengths. As such, the file could not be read into our system! The solution to our problem came from eMag Solutions and one of their products called, MM/UNIX. eMag allowed CompuCredit to use a trial version of the product and MMUnix worked. eMag's technical team was able to answer all our questions on setting up and using the program. Once connections were established, an operator was able to use the product with very little help. Reading in our large, variable length file was very easy. Without this program, operations would have moved the tape drive to a NT server causing delays in our daily processing. MMUnix is easy to use and eMag provided timely and effective advice through their technical help personnel." ...eMag Solutions profile
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, - September 12, 2002 - Storage Access Technologies, Inc. offered a new business development update detailing two new customers and increased penetration with existing storage utility subscribers. The company announced that Johnson Lane, Inc. has implemented their "ASAP Data Protection" service in a multi-server environment. Storage Access also conveys that Hutchinson/Ifrah Financial Services has chosen their DataSafe data protection service for the storage, protection, and management of corporate data.
Will Binns, Network Administrator for Hutchinson/Ifrah indicates, "Storage Access delivered on the service and reliability end. They got us up and running in one week, and we've been satisfied customers for several months now."
Storage Access insures the availability and security of corporate data to the small to medium sized business sector and above. Customers benefit from economies of scale that allow them to purchase data protection and primary disk capacity services on a scalable subscription basis, which often saves 30% or more on storage costs.
"Our solutions address the needs of a large cross-section of the marketplace and separates us from the niche players," says Matthew Haynes, VP Marketing and Sales. "SMB's look to Storage Access for their entry level storage needs, but as their data capacities increase, we cultivate and expand their services as their needs grow," continues Haynes. ...Storage Access profile
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, SAN JOSE, Calif. - September 11, 2002 - Intel Corporation today unveiled a number of new products and technologies aimed at the storage market. Four new RAID controllers cover a range of interfaces.
Intel also disclosed information about the new TCP/IP offload engine (TOE) technology that it plans to incorporate in future generations of iSCSI, TCP/IP offload, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet solutions, beginning in 2003. The TOE technology processes the many layers of network protocols required to transport data. Offloading these transport functions from the host processor enables wire-speed performance, reduces power requirements and frees the host processor to focus on other applications for platforms operating up to and beyond 10 Gbps. Intel's silicon-based TOE technology is expected to deliver superior performance and lower power than firmware-based solutions. ...Intel profile
MINNEAPOLIS and HOPKINTON, Mass. - September 11, 2002 - CNT today announced it has become a member of the EMC Authorized Services Network. As a member, CNT has been trained and qualified by EMC to deliver customers the highest levels of information storage networking professional services. Whether a customer needs a consultation, or requires an entire storage architecture implementation, CNT will provide the storage networking expertise and deep experience with EMC systems to support its business objectives.
"This enhanced partnership between CNT and EMC will extend CNT's leadership position in delivering end-to-end storage solutions which answer customers data availability, business continuity, and disaster recovery requirements," said Ernie Parsons, vice president and general manager of CNT's storage solutions group. "Now, more than ever before, we are able to satisfy our customers' requirements by reducing their operational costs and providing better access to their critical information assets. These factors become increasingly important as businesses continue to consolidate their data centers and work to reduce their total cost of ownership and management. With our consulting, design and implementation services, we can deliver the storage solutions customers need within the economic framework they require." ...CNT profile, ...EMC profile
Redmond, WA. - September 10, 2002 - ADIC today announced the general availability of the latest version of its AMASS for UNIX data management software, AMASS 5.3. The new AMASS version incorporates support for WORM tape technology and the latest revisions of UNIX operating systems to provide users with high security storage for large data sets at low cost. AMASS gives end users access to information stored on high capacity tape and optical storage systems using the same applications they use to access data on disk, greatly reducing storage costs. With the addition of support for Sony Corporation's AIT WORM tape drives, AMASS 5.3 allows IT departments to use high-capacity, low-cost tape libraries to store digital data as part of SEC-mandated policies for for long-term record keeping.
"Tape systems are much less expensive than the optical systems many SEC-regulated industries now use for long term record retention, they allow data to be replicated much faster, and, when combined with features like AMASS's Infinite File Life, they preserve data just as well," explained Paul Rutherford, ADIC Vice President of Technology. Infinite File Life (IFL), an AMASS-exclusive feature, proactively tests the status of files stored on removable media, automatically writing information to new media when read error rates hit pre-set thresholds.
AMASS 5.3 also includes upgraded support for the latest versions of Solaris, HPUX, Irix and Tru64 to deliver the highest possible performance and compatibility with the latest application software. ...ADIC profile
SAN JOSE, Calif. - September 10, 2002 - Peripheral Research Corporation announces the availability of the 2002 Data Storage Test/Process Equipment Market and Technology Report. The last couple of years have seen two significant trends in magnetic hard disk drives. First the pace of technology development has maintained the greater than 100% storage areal density growth that began a few years ago. Second, due to the cost of doing business in this industry and the slim profit margins of companies in this industry there has been significant consolidation of companies as well as closure and exits of several suppliers of components and equipment to the industry.
Disk drive head production is pushing the capabilities of state-of-the-art photolithographic equipment. As a consequence capital spending for new photolithographic equipment is increasing. By 2003 data storage photolithographic requirements will begin to exceed that available with existing semiconductor equipment. This will limit future growth of track densities to roughly 60% per year. The lack of available equipment is one of the factors limiting the growth of areal density for magnetic recording going forward. Already the greater than 100% areal density annual growth rate has decreased to the range of 70-80%.
There are signs that the difficulty in creating new test and process equipment for this industry will lead to new consortia between the remaining disk drive and component manufacturers. These consortia will pool their resources in developing next generation equipment. Where feasible, this could help the equipment suppliers and their customers reduce their risk and expense in making and purchasing new sophisticated equipment.
These trends and other developments in data storage test and process equipment are covered in the 2002 Data Storage Test/Process Equipment Report. The twelfth Data Storage Test/Process Equipment Market and Technology Report covers test, metrology and process equipment requirements and projections for the data storage industry. For the first time this report will include MRAM devices as well as disk drive and tape drive products. MRAM products will use some of the same process and test equipment that will be used on next generation disk drive heads and thus represent an additional market for disk drive test and process equipment manufacturers. Copies of this report are available for $995.00 for the first copy at a single company site, $150 per additional copy per site. ...Peripheral Research profile
SAN JOSE, Calif. - September 10, 2002 - The IDEMA announced today that Matt Massengill, chairman and CEO of Western Digital Corp. will make the keynote address during DISCON's Keynote Dinner at 7 p.m. Sept. 18, at the DISKCON USA 2002 Trade Show and Technical Conference in San Jose, Calif. DISKCON's Keynote Dinner, held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, will crown the two-day event, where the storage industry's newest technologies and evolving business environment will be discussed by executives, engineers and operations professionals. The remainder of the conference and trade show will be held Sept. 18 and 19 at the San Jose Convention Center.
"The hard drive industry has continued to innovate rapidly, providing customers major advancements in performance and capacity, and enabling new consumer electronics products; yet we still are overcoming certain business challenges," Mark Geenen, president of IDEMA, said. "Matt Massengill and his Western Digital team have performed admirably, demonstrating peak operational efficiency and flexibility in a tough PC market. We anticipate an intriguing perspective on the industry's progress, challenges and opportunities for the future." ...DISKCON USA, ...Western Digital profile
New York, NY - September 10, 2002 - IMN invites you to submit an abstract of a proposed end user or solution provider (drives, fibre channel, hardware, SCSI, services, software, and tape vendors) presentation to be considered for presentation at the Storage and Storage Networking in the Financial Services Sector Symposium to be held February 19 - 20, 2003, in New York, NY. Storage management. Topics include:
IMN does make a number of keynotes, speaking slots and panel sessions available to solution providers in conjunction with event sponsorship packages. Solution providers interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact Ken Bauco at email@example.com or 212-768-2800 ext. 241 For more information on speaking opportunities or proposal submission e-mail the following to Burt Kapoor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-768-2800 ext. 252 ...IMN, ...Storage and Storage Networking in the Financial Services Sector Symposium
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 10, 2002 - Inspired by the success of its colorful CD-Rs,Verbatim Corporation announced today 5-pack multi-colored DVD+R discs in color-matched DVD Super Jewel Box® cases. The 4.7GB DataLifePlus® DVD+R discs and DVD video-sized jewel boxes are produced in five vibrant colors--red, blue, yellow, green, and purple. Verbatim also announced 10-pack Super Jewel Box CD/DVD storage cases with two jewel boxes of each color. Like Verbatim's standard write-once DVD+R discs, the new multi-colored discs are certified for 2.4x recording speed and can be played back by the vast majority of DVD-ROM drives and DVD video players in use today. The new DVD+R discs also feature the same patented Super Azo dye recording layer and scratch-resistant protective coating plus support for lossless linking and the Mount Ranier specification.
Designed to fit easily in most DVD video racks, the color-matched Super Jewel Box measures 7.5" x 5.6" x 0.4"--the same height as a VHS cassette and the same thin profile as a standard jewel case. The Verbatim Super Jewel Box is manufactured with a crystal-clear polystyrene material that is much more durable than a standard jewel case. The hinges and clasp are also stronger. Although vibrantly colored, the transparent cases provide clear visibility of all four spines, allowing users to easily read the DVD label without opening the case.
"Our new multi-colored DVD+R discs will appeal to consumers who want their home videos to have a professional look when they share them and when they're displayed," said Tim Clatterbuck, Verbatim Director of Optical Storage Marketing. "The vibrant colors are also functional because they can be used to color-code home videos by subject."
Verbatim's new multi-colored DVD+R discs will also appeal to businesses that want to distribute promotional DVDs that are ultra-durable and stand out from other videos. Businesses and consumers who want to standardize the look of their video collection with the Super Jewel Box storage cases or organize them by color can purchase additional Super Jewel Box cases in 10-packs. The 5-pack DataLifePlus multi-colored DVD+R media have a street price of about $24.99. The 10-pack Super Jewel Box CD/DVD storage cases have a street price of $9.99. Verbatim offers insert card templates for the Super Jewel Box storage cases on its website. ...Verbatim profile
MELVILLE, N.Y. - September 10, 2002 - FalconStor Software, Inc. today announced it will expand its SCSI driver development effort with the support of LSI Logic Corporation, resulting in an enhanced SCSI target mode driver for IPStor. Already supporting all current and emerging storage networking protocols, IPStor now truly facilitates any-to-any connectivity.
LSI Logic is the industry's leading provider of Ultra320 SCSI product and technology solutions. Working in conjunction with LSI Logic's Ultra320 SCSI HBAs, IPStor can connect to any application server host via a standard SCSI interface, and provide high availability and storage services such as mirroring, replication, TimeMark, and snapshot copy. IPStor customers will be able to couple the SCSI protocol with the Service Enabler (patent pending) technology to perform real-time data migration from any 3rd party SCSI disk array to modern, Fibre Channel storage subsystems. Furthermore, the SCSI Target Mode protocol offers a cost-effective way to provision storage services to legacy hosts (e.g. HP3000) and audio/video equipment.
"Our further cooperation with FalconStor will enable existing server and workstation customers to confidently migrate to a robust, new performance standard with proven interoperability," said Robert Anderson, managing director for the LSI Logic HBA Group. "Combining our Ultra320 solution with the storage services provided by IPStor to any server equipped with a standard SCSI interface will provide customers with a significant performance gain."
"LSI Logic's state-of-the-art HBA solution and the Fusion-MPT (Message Passing Technology) intelligent interface are the main forces behind the success of our collaboration. This announcement substantiates FalconStor's commitment to delivering storage services to any host over industry interfaces such as Fibre Channel, IP, iSCSI and SCSI," said Wayne Lam, FalconStor vice president. "We expect to further our working relationship with LSI Logic to offer comprehensive support for LSI Logic HBAs."
The LSI Logic Ultra320 SCSI HBA product family includes two standard dual-channel boards, the LSI22320 and the LSI21320. The LSI22320 is available with LSI Logic's fault tolerant Integrated Mirroring option that provides system protection by mirroring the boot volume of the operating system. The LSI21320 features separate internal and external channels to isolate high performance Ultra320 SCSI devices from slower legacy devices to provide maximum flexibility and performance. The single-channel LSI20320 HBA is a cost-effective solution for entry-level and space-constrained servers, ideal for rack-mounted applications. The LSI22320C, a dual-channel CompactPCI board, extends Ultra320 SCSI performance to carrier-grade servers, and also features hot swap capability for high availability applications such as blade servers and telecom applications. ...FalconStor Software profile, ...LSI Logic profile
CHATSWORTH, Calif. - September 10, 2002 - JMR Electronics today introduced the FORTRA® Desktop 6-Bay, a powerful, compact Fibre Channel storage solution that brings departmental-level storage features to smaller, cost-conscious organizations. Measuring just 11 inches by 7 inches by 12 inches, the Desktop 6-Bay is the smallest form factor large capacity, high-performance 2GB Fibre Channel solution on the market.
This 6-drive, 2GB Fibre Channel device offers an easy, cost-effective way to increase storage capacity and deliver an enterprise-strength storage solution to the desktop, a workgroup or department. With its small footprint, the 6-bay tower can provide up to 876GB of Fibre Channel storage in environments where space is at a premium. By adding more FORTRA enclosures, the Desktop 6-Bay can be easily scaled as storage needs grow. The FORTRA Desktop 6-Bay is optimized for image-intensive, high-bandwidth digital media environments, including post-production, HDTV, visual simulation, animation, broadcast, image databases, medical imaging and Internet/Intranet applications. This affordable device is also an attractive solution for small or home offices with massive photo, music or video files.
"The Desktop 6-Bay is a significant addition to our FORTRA product line and solves one of the most pressing problems facing IT managers how to pack more high-performance storage resources in little space," said Josef Rabinovitz, JMR President and CEO. "With its enterprise-level features and performance, at an affordable price, it can greatly enhance the storage capabilities of even the smallest organizations."
The FORTRA Desktop 6-Bay is available now through reseller channels, and has a MSRP of $1,998. ...JMR Electronics profile
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