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Cornice Announces Thinnest 1" 12GB Hard Drive
LONGMONT, CO - August 7, 2006 - Cornice Inc. today announced a 12GB, thin 1 inch hard drive for consumer electronics OEMs.

Cornice has also decreased the power consumption by half. The HDD now represents only 5% of the total battery consumption within a typical MP3 player system. Cornice's Dragon Series drive is available in volume quantities in Q3. List price is $85 per unit in quantities of 10,000 per year. ...Cornice profile, 1.0" drives, Introducing the 1 inch SSD Market

AMCC Wins Wins Storage Magazine Award (Again)

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - August 7, 2006 - AMCC was awarded Storage Magazine's Connectivity Product of the Year for the second year in a row. This year's winning entry is the 3ware 9550SX-16ML, a 16-port SATA II RAID controller which capitalizes on AMCC's innovative Multi-lane connection system. AMCC received the honor at the 2006 Storage Awards ("The Storries III") in London.

"Of the total votes cast in the Connectivity Product of the Year category, over 50% were for AMCC," said Stuart Leigh, publishing director of Storage Magazine, organizer of the awards.

The 3ware 9550SX-16ML's sophisticated RAID features, powerful performance architecture and advanced SATA II features including 3Gb/s transfer speed and Native Command Queuing support drive its industry-leading performance with over 800MB/sec RAID 5 reads and 380MB/sec RAID 5 writes. ...AMCC profile, RAID controllers, Storage publications

Double-Take Announces VMware Installation Service

Southborough, Mass. - August 7, 2006 - Double-Take Software is introducing today new professional services to help customers quickly deploy its products in VMware environments.

With this new offering, VMware-certified Double-Take Software engineers will architect and deploy VMware virtualization technologies like VMware ESX Server alongside Double-Take to provide real-time replication and failover of production applications and data to virtualized disaster recovery systems. ...Double-Take Software profile, Backup Software, Storage Services

Learning Tree Launches Storage Course with EMC

RESTON, VA - August 3, 2006 - Learning Tree International in partnership with EMC Corp has announced the introduction of a new course, entitled Storage Technology Foundations, to its extensive IT curriculum.

Over five days, an expert instructor will lead participants in workshops designed to provide the opportunity to apply the concepts towards solving particular problems. Attendees will also be instructed in how to:-
  • Evaluate storage architectures, including storage subsystems, SAN, NAS, CAS and DAS,
  • Define backup, recovery, disaster recovery, business continuity and replication
  • Examine emerging technologies including IP-SAN, storage virtualization and security
  • Decipher logical and physical components of managing and monitoring the data center
  • Identify components of managing and monitoring the data center
...Learning Tree, ...EMC profile, Storage Training

Datacatch Librarian Simplifies Removable Media Search

PALO ALTO, California - August 2, 2006 - Datacatch Inc. today formally launched Datacatch Librarian, a new Windows XP application for managing and organizing data stored on removable media.

By effectively throwing a net over a computer, Datacatch Librarian recognizes whenever removable media is inserted or connected and organizes details about the media and the files it contains, including file and folder details, as well as thumbnail images, so the data can be retrieved quickly.

Datacatch Librarian is integrated with the familiar Windows Explorer interface to provide a clear view of archives, backups, and other data stored on removable media. In coming months, Datacatch will also release a free Microsoft Windows Desktop Search plug-in for Datacatch Librarian users. The price is $59. ...Datacatch profile
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