Cards at Cannes|
- June 5, 2008 - ATTO Technology, Inc. announced today that its
Celerity FC-41XS host adapters were used at the recent Cannes Film
FC-41XS is a 4-Gb
single-channel Fibre Channel
host adapter offering up to 400 MB/sec. performance.
Sun Microsystems Announces SSD Product Plans
CLARA, CA - June 4, 2008 - Sun Microsystems today announced it will
ship flash SSD products in its Solaris servers in the 2nd half of the year.
Sun is already shipping Solaris ZFS software optimized for SSD
technologies through the OpenSolaris community and is the first major systems
vendor to add an end-to-end Flash-based disk product line to its portfolio.
SSD is the most exciting innovation to happen to system and storage design
in over a decade. By mid-2009, it will be in the majority of servers and deliver
more capacity than DRAM and far greater overall system performance and energy
efficiency," said John Fowler, executive VP, of Sun's Systems Group. "This
technology will completely change how server and storage infrastructure is
designed and deployed in enterprise data centers."
In the storage
industry, 2008 will prove to be a pivotal tipping point for Flash technology, as
the performance and reliability along with the price of SSD is expected to be
more attractive than Fibre Channel
hard drive technology.
...Sun Microsystems profile
comments:- No surprises here. Sun has unique opportunities for exploiting
SSDs as I explained in my article
Why Sun Should
Acquire an SSD Company. That was published in 2004 in the
SPARC Product Directory - a
publication which is read by SPARC processor designers and marketers in Sun.
also:- SSD software,
auto caching SSDs
Seagate Samples 300GB 10K RPM 2.5" HDD
VALLEY, Calif - June 2, 2008 - Seagate announced it is sampling a
300GB 2.5" hard drive - the Savvio 10K.3.
With a 10K RPM
spin speed - it has a double speed SAS 2.0 6Gbps
SAS interface and
optional self-encrypting technology. General product availability is planned
for the 2nd half of calendar year 2008.
1U StorageLoader LTO Aims at Entry Level Tape Backup
Norway - June 2, 2008 - Tandberg Data announced the availability of
its StorageLoader LTO.
tape library offers
compressed storage capacities up to 12TB and transfer rates up to 576GB/hr and
is available with LVD SCSI
or SAS connectivity.
The StorageLoader has 2x 4-slot removable magazines. ESP for the
StorageLoader LTO-4 HH is $4,499.
ProStor Expands RDX Capacity
BOULDER, Colo. -
June 2, 2008 - ProStor Systems today announced that its RDX removable
disks are now available with upto 500GB native capacity.
(Previously the maximum capacity was 300GB.) With a current installed base of
more than 75,000 end users worldwide, ProStor says its RDX backup solutions
have captured 90% of the removable disk market for business server and
workstation backup. Unlike tape
drives which introduce incompatibility with each new generation and require
the purchase of a new system, RDX docks and cartridge capacities are fully
compatible and interchangeable. ...ProStor profile,
InnoDisk Announces Smallest SATA Storage
Taiwan - June 2,
2008 - InnoDisk announced the world's physically smallest SATA SSD - the
SATADOM - measuring 39mm by 20.5mm by 8mm.
from 128MB to 8GB. The SLC flash SSD has a sustainable read speed of 24MB/sec
and write speed of 14MB/sec. ...InnoDisk profile,
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