Storage news - 2007, October week 3
|the fastest SSDs|
the SSD Buyers Guide
the Top 10 SSD Companies
SSDs - reaching for the Petabyte
Branding Strategies in the SSD Market
SSD Myths and Legends - "write endurance"
integrates Adaptec's Remote RAID Service
Puchheim, Germany - October 18, 2007 - Open-E announced today it has integrated Adaptec's Remote Access Service for RAID in its Open-E OS.
The solutions developed in collaboration by both companies are intended to deliver an "All-around-No-Worry-Package" for iSCSI SANs. Customers benefit from easy RAID management functions that can be done remotely instead of locally at the storage server. Open-E delivers its storage software preconfigured on a USB flash module. ...Adaptec profile, ...Open-E profile
Proavio Signs Benelux Distributor
Santa Fe Springs, CA - October 18, 2007 - Proavio announced today a strategic partnership with optical system leader Duplidata.
This alliance will establish a new European distribution point for Proavio's popular video products within the Benelux creative markets. ...Proavio profile, ...Duplidata
Memoright Launches Fastest 2.5" Drive
Shenzhen, China - October 18, 2007 - Memoright today launched its 2.5" 64GB PATA / SATA flash SSDs on the international market.
The new products were demonstrated recently to enterprise partners at the company's headquaters in China. Memoright's patented technology enables their SSD to deliver 100MBytes/sec sustained read and write transfer rates - which is the fastest throughput in a currently available 2.5" flash SSD. Memoright says its random access performance is typically 5x faster than a hard disk. The company is looking for sales agents worldwide and says it will launch 1.8" and 3.5" models soon. ...Memoright profile
DataCore Simplifies HA Virtual iSCSI for SMBs
DALLAS, Texas - October 17, 2007 - Coinciding with Storage Expo (UK) and SNW (US), DataCore Software today announced a range of bundles designed to enable users to affordably implement iSCSI Virtual SANs and fault tolerant shared storage for virtual server systems.
Ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 these SANmelody-based, bundled solutions make it possible for any business to get started with virtualization backed by a DataCore virtual SAN.
"Our VIF and DR packages are value rich offerings aimed at solving the real world storage problems faced by smaller businesses. The bundles provide a solid stepping stone for SMBs considering affordable shared storage for virtual server deployments, iSCSI storage networking and/or disaster recovery solutions for the first time and for the long term," said DataCore's CEO and president George Teixeira. ...DataCore Software profile
Spectra's Upgrades Target Wrinkly Tape Libraries
SNW, DALLAS - October 17, 2007 - Spectra Logic expanded its T-Series tape library line today.
Spectra preserves data storage investments in its new midrange Spectra T200, T380 and T680 tape libraries by offering a seamless growth path from 1 to 24 tape drives, 50 to 680 slots of tape media, and up to 136TB of disk storage in a single rack mount unit. Spectra's TranScaleT architecture enables customers to complete an upgrade and return to backing up in half a day or less-guaranteed.
"World-wide, there are literally tens of thousands of libraries installed that have reached the end of their economic service life" said Jeb Bolding, a product manager for Spectra Logic. "In our analysis, customers will often have a payback period of less than a year when replacing an obsolete library with our new T200, T380 or T680." ...Spectra profile, SSD backup
Live Storage Patents Auction
CHICAGO, IL - October 16, 2007 - Ocean Tomo Auctions, LLC today announced it will sell several lots of patents relating to data storage at its Live Intellectual Property Auction on October 25th at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.
One patent addresses a self-destructing document or email messaging system that automatically destroys documents after a predetermined period of time.
Another Lot in the Data Storage category, which includes a substantial portfolio of U.S. patents, generally relates to data storage devices, disk drives, and other aspects of storing digital information by magnetic and optical data storage technologies.
QNAP Introduces 3.5" USB / eSATA Backup Station
Taipei, Taiwan - October 16, 2007 - QNAP Systems, Inc. today introduced the QBack-35S to its external hard drive enclosure QBack series.
| Users can back up
data immediately by pressing the one touch button on the device. QBack also
provides instant and schedule backup modes.
...QNAP Systems profile,
QLogic Shows Faster SAN Glue at SNW
SNW, DALLAS - October 16, 2007 - QLogic Corp today announced several new high-performance storage networking products.
Editor's comments:- I like the phrase "High RPM data center." But the fastest disks are "zero RPM".
Texas Memory Systems Demos 8GFC SSD
Houston, Texas - October 16, 2007 - Texas Memory Systems today announced that its RamSan-400 solid state disk is part of the FCIA's demonstration of 8 Gigabit Fibre Channel at this week's Storage Networking World conference in Dallas.
8GFC technology will double the data transfer rate between servers and storage in Fibre Channel SANs. SNW attendees can view the 8GFC SAN demonstration at the FCIA booth P1, and they can visit Texas Memory Systems at booth C21. The 8GFC specification is scheduled for ratification in December 2007 and will be backward compatible with 4GFC and 2GFC.
The RamSan-400 solid state disk subsystem from Texas Memory Systems is ideally suited to complementing 8GFC as it can deliver up to 3,000 megabytes per second of bandwidth, and sub-15 microsecond response time. ...Texas Memory Systems profile, Storage Events
Hitachi Technology will Deliver 4T Hard Drives
TOKYO - October 15, 2007 - Hitachi Global Storage Technologies announced today they have developed the world's smallest read-head technology for hard disk drives, which is expected to quadruple current storage capacity limits to 4 terabytes on a desktop hard drive.
Hitachi's new technology is expected to be implemented in shipping products in 2009 and reach its full potential in 2011. Hitachi will present these achievements at the Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Conference this week in Tokyo....Hitachi profile, Hard disk drives
ProStor Shows InfiniVault at SNW
BOULDER, Colo - October 15, 2007 - ProStor Systems today unveiled its new InfiniVault archive appliance for the first time at Storage Networking World in Dallas.
By leveraging RDX removable disk technology, ProStor has created an easy-to-deploy archiving solution that combines the performance of fixed-disk archive solutions with the scalability and disaster recovery protection of removable disk media, in a design that is more reliable than tape and much lower cost than fixed disk archive systems.
"Our research shows that SMEs have the same archive and compliance requirements as large enterprises, but don't have the budgets to afford enterprise solutions or the resources to manage complex solutions," said Steve Georgis, CEO and president of ProStor Systems. "The InfiniVault archive appliance provides those enterprises with the same level of data preservation and compliance without the complexity and high price tag." ...ProStor Systems profile
Emulex Working on Fibre Channel over Ethernet
COSTA MESA, Calif - October 15, 2007 - Emulex Corp today announced it has signed a technology agreement with Nuova Systems to utilize Nuova technology in the development of a family of Emulex Fibre Channel over Ethernet products.
Emulex products are currently undergoing development testing and the Company will begin delivering samples to OEMs for qualification in the first half of 2008, followed by production shipments in the second half of 2008. Designed to natively transport Fibre Channel traffic over the Ethernet network, FCoE will take advantage of the proposed enhancements to 10Gb/s Ethernet. The proposed enhancements to 10Gb/s Ethernet will provide the level of performance and reliable delivery of data required for enterprise storage environments. ...Emulex profile
Aristos Logic Samples Multi Interface RAID Chip
Foothill Ranch, California - October 15, 2007 - Aristos Logic announced today availability of the AL3450 UltraSlice-MPx - 3rd generation RAID storage processor chip.
The AL3450 integrates the multi-processor RSP engine, 3Gb/s SAS and 4Gb/s Fibre Channel host and disk interfaces and a PCI-X interface on a single chip. Developed in response to some of the fastest growing segments of the market such as blade servers, the AL3450 features enterprise class performance and reliability while delivering low power consumption in a small footprint. It is available immediately in sample quantities to Aristos Logic's OEM partners. ...Aristos Logic profile, storage chips, RAID controllers