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2007, January week 2, Storage news

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Editor:- January 12, 2006 - phew - glad that's over! We've moved home and offices this week to a larger more convenient location. News stories and other content from the past 2 days will appear here on later today and Monday. I think I'm going to lose weight as a result of the move. We've now got twice the floor area and I keep going the wrong way to my office.

Irvine, CA - January 10, 2007 - iStor Networks, Inc announced that storage industry business veteran Jessica Wohlers Barlow has joined the team as Director of North American Channel Sales. Prior to joining iStor, Barlow was responsible for creating a national direct channel model for EqualLogic's PS iSCSI SAN servers. Barlow has also served the network storage industry in a number of sales leadership positions over the last decade including Adaptec, Emulex, IBM Global Services and Cabletron Systems.

"Jessica brings to our team product knowledge, industry experience and key channel relationships that will greatly benefit our customers" says Peter Cmaylo, iStor's VP of Sales and Business Development. ...iStor Networks profile, iSCSI, Storage People

PARSIPPANY, N.J. - January 8, 2007 - RELDATA reported record revenues for 2006 fueled by more than a 300% increase in sales. This revenue growth confirms industry research that end user adoption of IP storage virtualization is and will dramatically increase over the next 5 years. The company's rapid growth was the catalyst for the expansion of RELDATA's worldwide headquarters in New Jersey to accommodate its growing workforce and to provide additional space for further development of its IP storage solutions. ...RELDATA profile, iSCSI, Squeak! - the Fastest Growing Storage Companies

CES, Las Vegas - January 8, 2007 - Aleratec announced today the new line of Prosumers' Choice Duplicator Grade LightScribe DVD-R Recording Media. This new duplicator grade LightScribe media is produced to standards necessary to assure the highest quality disc publishing copies and labels. Aleratec Duplicator Grade LightScribe 100 pack is now available at the estimated street price of $79.99. ...Aleratec profile, DVD duplicators

CES, Las Vegas - January 8, 2007 - Buffalo Technology today announced the LinkStation Live and TeraStation Live consumer NAS devices. The products are designed to allow users to easily store and distribute multimedia files such as music, media back-ups, family videos and photos around the home. New to both products is the ability to use the devices as an iTunes server. Both products are designed to DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) guidelines.

The TeraStation Live includes five operational modes: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5, and JBOD (Spanning). The TeraStation Live will be available at the end of February at estimated street prices of $699 for the 1TB and $1,299 for the 2TB model. ...Buffalo Technology profile, RAID systems, NAS

Las Vegas - January 8, 2007 - BiTMICRO Networks, Inc. today announced at CES its partnership with ChipX. Under this alliance, BiTMICRO will utilize various ChipX Structured ASIC devices in the development of proprietary storage controller ICs such as the Enhanced Datamover and Storage Accelerator direct memory controller and the Logical Unifier of Extensive Transfer Arrays memory flash interface. EDSA supports large block NAND flash as well as single, dual, quad-die flash devices, allowing BiTMICRO to hike its E-Disk solid state disk capacities to terabytes of pure flash memory. ...BiTMICRO Networks profile, ...ChipX, storage chips Relocates Office

Storage Industry Veteran Joins iStor Networks

RELDATA Reports 300% Sales Growth

Aleratec Launches Duplicator Grade DVD-R Media

Buffalo Launches TeraStation NAS for Consumers

BiTMICRO Announces Technology Agreement with ChipX

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the Top 20 Most Popular Storage Search Categories
The top 20 most popular storage categories on in January 2007 were as follows... Figures in brackets (n) indicate rank the month before.
  1. Disk to disk backup (1)
  2. Hard drives (2)
  3. Solid state disks (3)
  4. NAS (4)
  5. RAID systems (5)
  6. Removable Storage (8)
  7. Flash memory (7)
  8. Serial ATA (SATA) (9)
  9. Boxes & enclosures (14)
  10. Serial Attached SCSI (11)
  11. Backup software (10)
  12. Data Recovery - new entry to top 20
  13. iSCSI (15)
  14. Optical Libraries (16)
  15. Market research & analysts (6)
  16. SAN (13)
  17. USB storage (12)
  18. RAM - new entry to top 20
  19. Acquired, dead, renamed etc (19)
  20. RAID controllers - new entry to top 20
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