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Industry Supports Isilon Systems' Clustered Storage

SEATTLE, WA - November 14, 2005 - Isilon Systems today at Supercomputing 2005, announced that more than 20 companies are supporting Isilon as it continues to bring clustered storage to enterprises across a broad range of industries.

Isilon recently announced the next generation of its award-winning Isilon IQ family of clustered storage systems - which are powered by the latest version of Isilon's award-winning OneFS distributed file system software and use high-speed, low-latency InfiniBand for intracluster communication. ...Isilon Systems profile, InfiniBand


InfiniBand delivers 15 GB/s to Sandia National Lab

Los Angeles, CA - November 14, 2005 - Sandia National Laboratories, DataDirect Networks, Cluster File Systems, Inc. and Voltaire combined solutions to deliver 15 GB / second to Sandia's high performance RoSE Visualization Cluster.

The RoSE clusters are designed to visualize, analyze and manage output from two of the world's most powerful supercomputers, Red Storm and Thunderbird. These supercomputers enable simulations with extraordinary precision and fidelity, and the size of the output is enormous. Each output can be tens of terabytes in size. The tests used 12 Silicon Storage Appliances (S2A 8500) from DataDirect Networks to provide high performance parallel access to 360 terabytes of SATA storage. The Lustre file system, developed by Cluster File Systems, integrated with the S2A's high speed capabilities delivered the performance record to the RoSE cluster. An InfiniBand network from Voltaire interconnected the nodes of the RoSE cluster achieving high performance by providing high bandwidth and low latency with little load on the cluster CPUs. ...Data Direct Networks profile, Record Breaking Storage


Sony Gives Away Free DVD Burners

Editor:- November 14, 2005 - Sony Electronics is giving away free 16x DVD burners, PCs and displays as part of a marketing promotion to sell more of its AIT backup tapes (200GB), drives and libraries.

The rewards program is active through December 31. The tape backup market has been an uncharacteristically slow growth / no growth sector in the fast growing storage market, and tape backup may eventually go the same way as the floppy disk. In the meantime tape manufacturers will do all they can to convince users that disk to disk backup and virtual tape are not going to kill their market. ...Sony profile, Tape drives, DVD drives


Dot Hill Supports U320 SCSI

CARLSBAD. Calif.- November14, 2005 - Dot Hill today announced the new SANnet­ II U320. The SANnet II U320 supports data rates up to 320MB per second and incorporates a number of new technologies including packetization maximisation and quick arbitration select, which significantly reduce overhead and CPU requirements of existing applications. ...Dot Hill profile, article:- What is SCSI?


New Case Study Shows SSD SAN Benefits

Editor:- November 14, 2005 - a new server acceleration case study, showing the customer value of solid state disk storage, is published today on STORAGEsearch, written by Texas Memory System.

The new article, about the online games publisher CCP Games, provides much more technical information than the previously published news story - and is one of a series of new priced application examples which will be featured in our annual Solid State Disks Buyers Guide when it is updated next week. Here are some of the salient points about the application:-
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Industry Supports Isilon Systems' Clustered Storage

InfiniBand delivers 15 GB/s to Sandia National Lab

Sony Gives Away Free DVD Burners

Dot Hill Supports U320 SCSI

New Case Study Shows SSD SAN Benefits

LSI Logic Launches Native InfiniBand Storage

HDTV Post Production Gets 3x Speedup from Exanet

NovaStor Advances Small Business Backup

Protecting the Enterprise Against Removable Storage

Dell's Storage Revenue Grew 35%

Plasmon Illuminates Compliance & Archiving Strategies

Network Appliance Unveils Security Initiative

Sony's Hard Disk Focuses on Camera Flash Slots

LiteSpeed 4.5 Speeds Up SQL Server 2005 Backups

SANRAD's iSCSI Switch Supports 3rd Party Systems

Coughlin Reports on the Future of Mobile Storage

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Can you believe the word "reliability" in a 2.5" SSD ad?
Editor:- Reliability is an important factor in many applications which use SSDs.... but can you trust an SSD brand just because it claims to be reliable?

As we've seen in recent years - in the rush for the SSD market bubble - many design teams which previously had little or no experience of SSDs were tasked with designing such products - and the result has been successive waves of flaky SSDs and SSDs whose specifications couldn't be relied on to remain stable and in many products quickly degraded in customer sites.
storage reliability branding article As part of an education series for SSD product marketers - this case study describes how one company - which didn't have the conventional background to start off with - managed to equate their brand of SSD with reliability in the minds of designers in the embedded systems market. ...read the article
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Who makes the fastest SSDs?

Speed isn't everything, and it comes at a price.........
But if you do need the speediest SSD (chip, card, module or rackmount) then wading through the web sites of hundreds of SSD oems to shortlist products slows you down.

And the SSD search problem will get even worse as we head towards a market with over 1,000 SSD oems.
the fastest SSDs  sorted by interface and form factor - click to read article ... Relax - I've done the research. And this whizzy wish list is updated daily from storage news and direct contacts from oems. ...read the article,
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What's the best / cheapest - PC SSD?
Editor:- I often get emails from readers which ask the above question.

An article on StorageSearch.com - called What's the best / cheapest PC SSD? - is my attempt to create a simple FAQs page - which answers the question...
click to read this article ...of why I can't answer your question - and follows on to pose some probing questions which you can ask yourself. ...read the article
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Fast Purge flash SSDs when "Rugged SSDs" won't do
The need for fast and secure data erase - in which vital parts of a flash SSD or its data are destroyed in seconds - has always been a requirement in military projects.
Fast Purge flash SSDs directory & articles Although many industrial SSD vendors offer products with extended "rugged" operating environment capabilities - and even notebooks SSDs come with encryption - it's the availability of fast data purge which differentiates "truly secure" SSDs which can be deployed in sensitive applications.
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SSD videos
Editor:- whenever I'm asked -"What do you do for a living?" - the answer I come up with is - "I waste my time so my readers don't have to waste theirs."

Few things are so time-wasting on the web - in my opinion - as videos which talk about the SSD market. In 99.9% of cases the same points have already been made - earlier, better, and 30x quicker - on static webpages.

It's years since a reader asked me - "Why isn't there a directory of SSD videos on StorageSearch.com?"

Well - there is now. I created s short list from the tens of thousands of hours I've spent reading and writing about SSDs. It really is short.
SSD videos on StorageSearch.com - I waste my time so you don't have to waste yours Less is better - when it comes to wasting your time. ...see the SSD movies
  • server environment:- 150 IBM eServer xSeries and BladeCenter servers running Windows, IBM TotalStorage DS4300 (FAStT600)
  • problem:- players were becoming frustrated as frequently accessed game features were taking up to 20 seconds to load
  • application demand:- 17,000 concurrent users (actual). The game makes 60 million process calls per day with around 1,250 transactions per second at peak hours.
article image Texas Memory System
The customer had no previous experience with SSDs, but found the installation simple and quick. Users are ecstatic about the results. The 64GB RamSan-400 which TMS supplied for this application, provided a 40x speedup, and has a list price of $142,000. ...read the article (pdf), ...Texas Memory Systems profile, Solid State Disks

LSI Logic Launches Native InfiniBand Storage

Seattle, Wash. - November 14, 2005 - LSI Logic Corp today introduced the Engenio 6498 controller and Engenio 6498 storage system at SuperComputing 2005.

These solutions integrate native InfiniBand connectivity with sixth-generation Engenio XBB architecture, high-performance Fibre Channel or high-capacity SATA disk drives and powerful storage management software solutions. ...LSI Logic profile, InfiniBand


HDTV Post Production Gets 3x Speedup from Exanet

Minatoku, Tokyo - November 14, 2005 - Q-tec, Inc., one of Japan's leading video post production service providers, has chosen Exanet's award-winning software-based ExaStore 2.2 storage solution for its bandwidth-intensive HDTV video data.

Installation of ExaStore 2.2 has already increased Q-tec's HDTV workflow efficiency more than 280%.

"We selected Exanet because its ExaStore storage solution had the highest performance of all NAS systems," said Mr. Aonuki, the General Manager of Engineering Division of Q-tec. "The quick integration process and the compatibility with our existing hardware makes the solution ideal for the video post production market. Selecting ExaStore is a strategic decision that will significantly enhance our bottom line." ...Exanet profile


NovaStor Advances Small Business Backup

Simi Valley, Ca. - November 14, 2005 - NovaStor Corp has released Version 7.3 of NovaBACKUP, its award winning small business data backup and recovery solution.

The new version expands upon its existing capabilities to include support for Open File Backup (Windows XP and 2003) and has decreased file recovery times by up to 80%. Open File Backup is included free of charge in all NovaBACKUP products and permits consistent backup of open files without the need for 3rd party applications or additional plug-ins.

"Open files such as email, customer databases and accounting applications represent the majority of a small business' critical data. Not having a proper backup of this information could prove absolutely devastating for any company," says Peter Means, CEO at NovaStor.

NovaBACKUP has been installed globally on millions of PCs and servers. The Professional Edition ($69.95 list) runs on Windows 98, ME, NT Workstation, 2000 Professional and XP. The Server Edition costs $149.95 and runs on Windows NT, 2000 and 2003 server platforms. ...NovaStor profile, Backup Software


Protecting the Enterprise Against Removable Storage

Washington, D.C. - November 13, 2005 - at the 32nd Annual Computer Security Conference today M-Systems introduced Xkey Shield, new enterprise software that enables corporations to control the usage of removable devices and media in the corporate network.

Xkey Shield controls the widest range of devices and ports including USB Flash drives, MP3 players, Digital Cameras, CD/DVD burners and printers, as well control over Bluetooth, Infra-red and firewire ports. Xkey Shield allows for flexible directory based policies. These policies may range from a complete block of disallowed devices, forcing a read-only mode, to the selective approval of specific devices.

"As a leader and innovator in the USB flash drive market, we have closely studied the security challenges our corporate customers have encountered when deploying such devices at an enterprise level," said Nimrod Reichenberg, M-Systems' director of marketing for corporate solutions. "Xkey Shield, along with the Xkey Drive, finally allows corporations to embrace personal storage by adopting company approved storage devices and controlling all other removable devices." ...M-Systems profile, Storage Security, Flash, Storage Events


Dell's Storage Revenue Grew 35%

Round Rock, Texas - November 10, 2005 - Dell reported revenue of $13.9 billion for the quarter ended ended Oct. 28, an increase of 11% compared to a year ago.

Revenue for storage products, up 35% year-over-year, grew at a rate of more than three times that of the disk storage systems market as recently reported by IDC. ...Dell Computer profile


Plasmon Illuminates Compliance & Archiving Strategies

Editor:- November 10, 2005 - a new article is published today on STORAGEsearch, written by Steve Tongish Director of Marketing (Europe Middle-East and Africa) Plasmon, it's called - " the Impact of Compliance and Risk Management on Archival Storage Strategies."

It's difficult enough protecting and archiving your data so that it's available to the right people at the right time (and cost). But now that's only part of the problem. With so many new rules and regulations which prescribe how you should destroy data records at the appropriate time - how do you guarantee that they stay deleted? Archiving data on the wrong kind of media could mean you run the risk of breaking the law.

Advances in the data recovery industry, and the future cohabitation of storage search-engines both mean that Compliance Officers have to pay much more attention to the ways in which data is dispersed and disposed of in different types of media. This article summarizes the strengths and weaknesses of currently available market technologies. ... read the article, ...Plasmon profile


Network Appliance Unveils Security Initiative

Sunnyvale, Calif. - November 9, 2005 - Network Appliance, Inc. today unveiled its Uncompromised Security Initiative, a program that promises to deliver industry-best solutions to the enterprise.

In addition to building security into all areas of its product portfolio, NetApp is rolling out a variety of educational tools to help customers better understand their data security risks and the ways they can tune their IT infrastructure to mitigate those risks without having to "rip and replace" or make unrealistic investments. NetApp is also hosting a variety of seminars, tutorials, and other forums on the topic of security. ...Network Appliance profile, Storage Security, NAS


Sony's Hard Disk Focuses on Camera Flash Slots

PARK RIDGE, NJ - November 8, 2005 - Sony Electronics today announced the debut of the Compactvault removable hard disk drive that uses Compact Flash type II slots, such as those found in digital still cameras.

The new drive is designed for photo enthusiasts and so-called "prosumers". The Compactvault drive has a capacity of 5GB and measures just over 1½ inches wide and less than 1½ inches hig The new drive features high transfer speeds of up to 12MB/sec. Shipping will begin later this month MSRP is $199.99. ...Sony profile, Hard disk drives


LiteSpeed 4.5 Speeds Up SQL Server 2005 Backups

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - November 8, 2005 - Quest Software, Inc. today announced the availability of version 4.5 of LiteSpeed for SQL Server 2005.

This new version delivers dramatic backup performance improvements and speeds SQL Server restores with object-level recovery, allowing DBAs to restore individual tables instead of the entire database, reducing restoration time from hours to minutes and greatly decreasing both storage costs and downtime. Previous versions of LiteSpeed backed up 2.1TB of data in 60 minutes. Now, based on recent lab tests, version 4.5 of LiteSpeed will back up 3.75TB of data in less than 60 minutes. Version 4.5 of LiteSpeed for SQL Server is available now with pricing starting at $1,245 for a standard license. ...Quest Software profile, Backup Software


SANRAD's iSCSI Switch Supports 3rd Party Systems

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - November 8, 2005 - SANRAD Inc unveiled its new Total iSCSI SAN–V-Switch.

The new product enables users to easily add their iSCSI storage arrays to a pool of SAN storage and then manage that global storage pool with a full spectrum of services, including virtualization, remote replication, data mirroring and snapshots. The Total iSCSI SAN-V-Switch supports any IETF-compliant iSCSI storage devices so customers can maximize their existing investment in storage hardware.

"While we've always been able to pool and virtualize FC, SCSI or FC-SAN storage resources into our iSCSI SAN, we decided to take this one step further and add support for third-party iSCSI arrays and iSCSI systems," said Zophar Santé, Vice President of Market Development for SANRAD. "There are quite a few simple iSCSI arrays on the market and we can now pool, virtualize and manage those systems along with FC and SCSI systems. Total open storage pooling provides storage tiering, economical capacity scaling and adjustable performance. The return on investment and freedom to use what you want is critical to delivering on the SAN promise." ...SANRAD profile, iSCSI, SAN switches


Coughlin Reports on the Future of Mobile Storage

San Jose, CA - November 8, 2005 - Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates has published a free 20 page report called "Putting Portable Storage in Perspective" which describes the future roles of various portable consumer electronics storage devices.

There has been much speculation that hard disk are being replaced by flash memory in portable electronics. In reality hard disk drive technology has many years of growth and will enable lower cost high performance storage for portable devices while coexisting with other portable digital choices.

By 2010 1-inch hard disk drives will offer over 100GB for the same price as a 30GB flash memory. The price cross over point for flash memory and hard disks drives will be under 10GB by 2010. Small form factor hard disk drive storage capacities will continue to offer much greater storage capacity for a considerably lower price than comparable flash memory offers. Compressed formats such as MP3 songs were developed for fast downloads over slow internet connections and into small digital mass storage. Low cost high capacity digital storage small hard disk drives will enable future higher resolution loss-less format portable entertainment.

For example, a 100GB 1-inch hard disk drive storage capacity provides a real personal content and entertainment center with 20,000 4-Megapixel photos, 10,000 MP3 songs as well as over 80 VGA-quality movies selling for less than $400 in 2010. Small form factor hard disk drives enable intelligent personal devices that we can scarcely dream of today. ...read the article (pdf), ...Coughlin Associates profile, Market research, Hard disk drives, Removable Storage

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