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TOKYO - September 7, 2006 - Seagate Technology announced that it will start shipping a triple-interface, pre-formatted, HFS+ Mac version of its Maxtor OneTouch III external storage and backup solution in the Japanese market. Capacities of the new triple-interface, FireWire 800/FireWire 400/USB 2.0 Maxtor OneTouch III solutions are 200GB, 300GB, 320GB and 500GB. Software tools integrated include the ability to automatically backup and easily restore data, synchronize data between two or more computers and a System Rollback feature that helps return PC systems to a healthier state after a damaging spyware attack. ...Seagate profile, Storage Resellers in Japan

British Columbia, Canada - September 7, 2006 - Tugboat Enterprises Ltd, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathan Potechin in the position of Vice President Sales. Mr. Potechin has had a distinguished career in high tech Operations and Sales with previous experience including Sr. Director of Operations for MGI Software Corp, Vice President - Operations Goldrich Printpak Inc., and most recently Chief Operating Officer of Convenxia Ltd. ...Tugboat Enterprises profile, Storage People, Data Recovery

San Diego, Calif. - September 6, 2006 - Cofio Software launched itself on the network storage market today. Cofio with operations in California and England has received over $2 million in funding from private investors. The company is apparently targeting the disk to disk backup with a product called ViStor which emulates a physical tape library in software.

ViStor uses the industry standard iSCSI protocol with no special hardware requirements other than a standard Ethernet port. But according to Cofio's internal testing the performance of ViStor's iSCSI backup is up to 40% faster than the leading competitor.

ViStor is certified with most of the major backup software products from Symantec/Veritas, EMC/Legato, CommVault and BakBone. In addition, the product will work with any standard disk array allowing the it administrator to have the flexibility in choosing the disk hardware of choice.

Cofio's founders include Patrick Barcus, Tony Cerqueira and Fabrice Helliker, all of whom each have over 15 years of experience in the data protection software marketplace. ...Cofio Software profile, Storage People

Sunnyvale, Calif. - September 6, 2006 - Solix Technologies today announced two new modules for its ARCHIVEjinni active archiving solution which make the creation of secure subsets of a production database easier and more secure. "With this release Solix ARCHIVEjinni can secure data using the most advanced data encryption, data masking and scrambling algorithms, while preserving the data's integrity" said Solix president & CEO Shekhar Dasgupta.

According to Enterprise Strategy Group, 54% of information in databases is confidential. "Most people worry about external threats accessing sensitive corporate data, says Brian Babineau, senior analyst for the Enterprise Strategy Group. "But with database information the threats can be internal because developers and other internal parties have access to highly sensitive data. With the Solix ARCHIVEjinni Data Security and Solix ARCHIVEjinni MiniME software, companies can easily mask sensitive rows and columns in a database, securing the information and keeping it private from developers, testers or outsourcing partners." ...Solix Technologies profile, Backup Software, Optical Libraries

Aliso Viejo, Calif. - September 6, 2006 - SiliconSystems, Inc. today announced that company CEO Michael Hajeck will join a panel of industry experts discussing trends in storage at the Nonvolatile Memory Conference hosted by Web-Feet Research next week in Santa Clara. The panel will discuss how advanced storage technologies can be effectively implemented in current and emerging applications to accelerate the growth of the overall storage market. Participating in the panel with SiliconSystems are some of the most recognized leaders in the storage industry, including Lexar Media, M-Systems, Samsung Electronics and Seagate.

One of the major factors impacting storage market growth in the next few years is the adoption of solid-state storage by enterprise systems OEMs. To meet this demand, SiliconSystems has engineered patented technologies that solve the problems typically associated with hard disk drives and flash cards that were originally designed for consumer applications. ...SiliconSystems profile, ...Web-Feet Research profile, Storage Events

El Segundo, Calif. - September 5, 2006 - iSuppli Corp says inventories at DRAM suppliers dropped to their lowest level in 20 months at the beginning of August. "With inventories at rock-bottom levels, DRAM prices are beginning to rise on the spot memory market," said Nam Hyung Kim, director and principal analyst with iSuppli. "Contract prices increased in August, and are likely to continue to rise during the first half of September." ...iSuppli profile, storage market analysts

Woodland Hills, Calif. - September 5, 2006 - Nexsan Technologies today announced that its Assureon has been deployed by Electronic Vaulting Services Corp. With a current capacity of 30TB of managed Assureon storage, EVS is utilizing the systems to provide advanced data management and protection options that have been - until now - too expensive.

"We specialize in providing business continuance and DR solutions to business customers of all types with particular expertise in the financial services and healthcare industries," said Gayle Rose, CEO of EVS. "The Assureon system's feature set is presented as an 'on-demand managed data services' model that offers a more comprehensive feature set and a level of granularity unmatched by any other storage system we evaluated."

"The Assureon offers companies of all sizes the ability to protect their mission-critical data through maximum levels of security while minimizing cost concerns," said Diamond, Lauffin, senior executive vice president at Nexsan. "By leveraging Assureon's built-in modular storage services into their SSP business model, EVS now delivers a superior range of critical service offerings." ...EVS profile, ...Nexsan Technologies profile, Storage Services, online backup

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - September 5, 2006 - DataMirror today announced that it has extended its Change Data Capture technology for Oracle RAC environments. Rather than using triggers or performing queries against the database - the latest versions of DataMirror's powerful real-time data integration solutions - incorporate log-based CDC to capture changes in a database by reading the redo logs of every node in a cluster and then distributing the changed data to other data stores or applications in the order the transactions occurred, thereby providing a single view of the organization with guaranteed data integrity. With CDC, data is processed throughout the day as changes occur, rather than during a nightly batch window, delivering the most current information and accurate business intelligence. Organizations also eliminate redundant data transfer, free up their batch window for other tasks, and save network bandwidth. ...DataMirror profile, ...Oracle profile, Backup Software

Little Falls, NJ - September 5, 2006 - Innovation Data Processing, today announced that its FDRERASE for the IBM z/OS environment has earned a place on the Australian Defense Signals Directorate Approved Products List as a Media Sanitisation product with a conformance claim of EAL2+. "You expect Defense and National Security agencies to have strict rules," said Thomas J. Meehan, Innovation's Vice President of Advance Technology. "FDRERASE today, is the only DSD certified solution available for securely erasing disks in z/OS environments. ...because of this FDRERASE is especially popular with banks, card payment service providers, educational institutions, financial intuitions, government agencies, hospitals and insurance companies all of which have legislated Personal Identity Information Protection obligations, to securely erase data when leaving a DR site or disposing of disk storage systems." ...Innovation Data Processing profile , Storage Security, Disk Sanitizers

Frankfurt, Germany - September 5, 2006 - LSI Logic Corp has been demonstrating the performance levels possible using SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) technology this week at SNW Europe. Using industry standard benchmarks including SQLIO, LSI has demonstrated SAS performance exceeding 2GB/s and over 100,000 I/Os per second. LSI Logic has shipped over 0.5 million SAS storage components to the server OEM market ...LSI Logic profile

Frankfurt, Germany - September 5, 2006 - Texas Memory Systems, Inc. today announced a resale agreement with HMK Computer Technologies GmbH. Under the agreement HMK will help large enterprises, research facilities, and universities across Europe to accelerate databases and scientific applications using Texas Memory Systems' RamSan solid state disks. ...Texas Memory Systems profile, ...HMK, Solid State Disks, Sun SPARC VARs in Germany

Austin, TX - September 5, 2006 - Anue Systems is now shipping its new GEM (one Gbps) and XGEM (ten Gbps) multi-profile Network Emulators. Early GEM customers include those developing, testing and deploying Video IP, VoIP, TCP acceleration, remote storage and other applications that depend on converged IP and Ethernet networks. Network emulators assist with development, design, system verification, proof of concept, interoperability testing, sales demonstrations and problem replication. Anue Emulators support Ethernet, SONET/SDH, OTN, CPRI and Fibre Channel interfaces up to 11.3Gbps. ...Anue Systems profile, Storage Testers

Berlin - September. 2, 2006 - SanDisk Corp today introduced the V-Mate Video Memory Card Recorder at the IFA Show.

Seagate Delivers FireWire / USB HDDs for Japan Market

New VP Steers Tugboat's Software Sales

Cofio Targets Virtual Tape Backup Market with ViStor

Solix Launches Secure ILM Solutions

Nonvolatile Memory Conference will Discuss SSDs

DRAM Prices Rising - Says iSuppli

Assureon's Features Suit Electronic Vaulting Services

DataMirror Enhances Oracle RAC Support

Thumbs Up for Mainframe Disk Sanitizer from Down Under

LSI Logic Shows SAS Performance at European Show

Texas Memory Systems Signs New VAR in Germany

Anue's Network Emulators Support 10Gbps

SanDisk Opens Up New Market for Flash Video

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Editor:- was first published in September 1998. Here's the original press release which went out at the time.

September 30, 1998 - ACSL, publisher of the SPARC Product Directory, launched, a new Web directory for locating computer storage products for all major platforms.

"Our customers in the Sun market have been asking us to produce a cross platform directory like for many years," said Zsolt Kerekes, publisher of "Using the experience from our SPARC Web site,, we expect to achieve in six months something which took us six years to do in the Sun market. In other words to become the Number One directory in this subject area."

...Later:- For a publisher which had been exclusively focused on the Sun market since 1991, this seemed like a step into the great unknown. But we had already been covering storage products for many years, and our customers had been asking us to do a separate storage publication since the mid 90s.

I launched with just 4 main product categories:- RAID systems, RAM, SCSI adapter cards and hard drives. The plan was to roll out new categories every month, but make sure that each category was complete as it became visible. So, for example - the 1998 RAID page listed 51 manufacturers. I estimated in 1998 there were about 250 to 300 storage manufacturers.

In 1998 most people didn't think of the storage market as a single market. But within a few years other online storage publications also started to appear as their publishers hoped to cash in on the dotcom advertising boom.

Today (with over 1 million annual readers) tracks over 1,000 storage companies in a market which was over $150 billion in revenue in 2005.

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This is the 4th annual edition of this very popular report (published September 2006).

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The V-Mate is a video memory card recorder, allowing users to record video from video inputs such as over-the-air television as well as cable, satellite, DVD players and VCRs onto their flash memory cards. Consumers can then take their memory card from the V-Mate and insert it into their mobile phone, video music player or notebook computer to play back their videos on the go. news image SanDisk revolutionary video flash player
The SanDisk V-Mate lets users record up to 3.5 hours of high quality video per gigabyte, using industry-standard video formats. The V-Mate, expected to be available in October 2006, will sell for $129.99 MSRP. ...SanDisk profile, Storage Events
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