Can You Spare $55? - Addonics Brings NASes to the Masses|
Jose, CA - December 11, 2008 - Addonics Technologies today launched a
low-cost ($55 list) USB-NAS storage adapter.
Once on the network,
USB storage can be shared
by any network user just like any
NAS adapter supports both SMB (Server Message Block) and the open source Samba
network protocols. This allows for cross-platform access of all shared data for
most versions of Windows, Mac OS X, and various Linux distributions. The adapter
comes with a USB 2.0/1.1 connection and a fast Ethernet 10/100Mbps connection.
For remote users who are not connected over the LAN, the NAS Adapter
provides FTP access for up to 8 simultaneous users anywhere in the world with an
internet connection. In addition, the NAS adapter can also be used as a print
server or as a bit-torrent file downloading appliance. Other features include
support for fast Ethernet 10/100 Mbps; the ability to power most 2.5" USB
hard drives or any low powered USB storage device; simple installation; small
and light weight (about the size of a C battery); support for Samba and FTP
servers; and user management that allows read only or read/write access to
folders. The Addonics NAS adapter is compatible with all Windows OS, Mac OS,
Linux 2.6.x and above, Solaris 9 and above. ...Addonics Technologies
SanDisk's CEO Receives Global Semiconductor Alliance's Exemplary
Milpitas, CA -
December 11, 2008 - SanDisk Corp announced that its founder and CEO -
Dr. Eli Harari today received the Global Semiconductor Alliance's
Exemplary Leadership Award.
The prestigious award recognizes
individuals whose contributions to the semiconductor industry exemplify a
transformative vision and global leadership. Dr. Harari, along with his
colleagues Sanjay Mehrotra and Jack Yuan, founded SanDisk in 1988. Since then,
SanDisk has grown into the world's largest supplier of
flash memory cards, with
revenues in excess of $3.89 billion in 2007.
Eli Harari holds a Ph.D.
in solid state sciences from Princeton University, and received a B.S. in
physics with honors from Manchester University. In addition to inventing EEPROM,
the precursor to flash, Harari's technical resume includes more than 100 U.S.
and foreign patents. ...SanDisk
StoneFly Lowers Cost of SAS IP SANs
Calif. - December 10, 2008 - StoneFly, Inc. is now offering
high-capacity SAS expansion for its S-Class model IP SANs.
lowers the cost of expansion significantly: from $1.00 per GB previously, to
$.80 per GB currently. In addition, customers can now increase expansion to up
to 72 additional disks on some S-Class models. Another change announced today
for the ISC line is that it now comes standard with 6 Gigabit Ethernet ports, or
can be upgraded to support dual 10GbE connections. ...StoneFly profile
Super Talent Joins the 2.5" 256GB Club
Jose, California - December 9, 2008 - Super Talent Technology said it
will sample a new range of 2.5" SATA flash SSDs in January 2009.
SLC unit has 128GB capacity and R/W speeds upto 230/170 MB/sec. The MLC unit has
256GB capacity and R/W speeds upto 200/160 MB/sec.
UltraDrive LE represents a quantum leap forward in storage performance that is
simply staggering" said Super Talent COO, Mr. C.H. Lee. "It excels in
every metric that's relevant to data centers: sequential and random read and
write speeds, transaction rates and access and seek times. It also has a
considerable advantage over 10,000 RPM
hard drives in power
consumption and MTBF. This product sets a new standard in enterprise storage"
Talent Technology profile,
SAN Buzz Blog
Editor:- December 8, 2008 -SAN Buzz
is a storage blog by Matt Werner, which made a nice comment about our
Tandberg Marks 100,000 Disk Backup Systems Milestone
Norway - December 8, 2008 - Tandberg Data has recently shipped its
100,000th RDX QuikStor (removable disk backup system) and more than 300 000
"Since its introduction (2 years ago) the
RDX QuikStor has conquered the removable disk market," says McClain Buggle,
product manager for disk and software at Tandberg Data. "With global OEM's
and Tandberg Data's world-wide channel embracing the product, we have achieved
strong quarter-on-quarter growth, and we are very proud to have reached this
milestone. We expect this growth to continue in future."
hard disk drives (R-HDD) are a cost-effective and convenient backup solution
for SMBs" said Robert Amatruda, research director at
IDC "Tandberg Data's
shipment of its 100,000th RDX QuikStor drive unit represents a significant
milestone for the company, and illustrates the increasing adoption of its RDX
technology in the marketplace."
, Tape drives,
Disk to disk backup / virtual
IBRIX Announces New Patents for Massive Content Backup
MA - December 8, 2008 - IBRIX Inc. today announced it has been
granted 2 more US patents.
The first of the new patents, "Shadow Directory Structure in a
Distributed Segmented File System" (No. 7,430,570), can be deployed in high
performing computing environments to achieve parallel data consistency checking.
The directory can also reconstruct lost data in the event of a system failure.
If a system hardware component is not working properly or a service interruption
occurs, the shadow directory ensures usability and continuity as the data
remains in a consistent state and users maintain the ability to access files.
The second patent, "Storage Allocation in a Distributed Segmented
File System" (No. 7,406,484), addresses how data is distributed across the
file system and greatly improves scalability throughout clustered enterprise
data storage environments.
Together the new patents improve the system administration
capabilities of IBRIX
Fusion, a software-only file system based on a segmented parallel structure.
Users Reluctant to Cut Spending on Storage Hardware - says IDC
Editor:- December 8, 2008 - IDC
has published 2 reports recently about the Storage Market in Q308.
to IDC the worldwide storage
software market grew 11.6% year-over-year with revenues of $3.1
billion. And IDC says the worldwide external disk storage systems market grew
8.8% year-over-year reaching $4.9 billion.
IDC surveys of IT users suggest that storage is one of a few hardware categories
where buyers are reluctant to cut spending independent of the economic situation"
said Natalya Yezhkova, at IDC. "At the same time, current market conditions
and tightening budgets are leading to longer purchasing cycles for storage
systems and to the adoption of technologies designed to optimize storage
utilization and/or reduce total cost of ownership." ...IDC profile,