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Storage news - 2008, June week 2

Astute Networks Provides ATCA Storage for Sun Blades

San Diego, CA - June 12, 2008 - Astute Networks, Inc today announced the availability of a bladed storage solution for the Sun compatible ATCA market.

Sun Microsystems and Astute Networks will be demonstrating a scalable ATCA platform at the NXTcomm 2008 show in Las Vegas (June 16 - 19). ...Astute Networks profile, Storage Events

Incipient Sets Sights on Error-Prone Data Migration Market

Waltham, MA - June 11, 2008 - Incipient, Inc. announced the debut of its Automated Data Migration software.

This streamlines and automates the end-to-end process of data migrations for large homogeneous and heterogeneous SAN environments. Incipient says its software transforms today's error-prone and highly manual data migration processes into a completely automated and uniquely efficient operation.

Industry estimates and field data captured by Incipient indicate 25% of data under management is moved annually at an average cost of $5,000 per terabyte. Based on these estimates, a data center with one petabyte of storage under management today spends $1.25 million annually on data migration operations. ...Incipient profile, "migration" - editor mentions, SAN software ISVs

Toshiba Close to Shipping Highest Capacity 1.8" Storage Drives

IRVINE, Calif - June 10, 2008 - Toshiba says it will ship 160GB dual-platter 5,400 RPM SATA hard disks to oems in August.

They're aimed at the subnotebook PC market. IDC projects 1.8-inch HDD shipments will grow to more than 26 million units by 2012. ...Toshiba profile, Hard drives (all), 1.8" drives

SiliconSystems Names Phil Gioia VP of Operations

ALISO VIEJO, Calif - June 10, 2008 - SiliconSystems, Inc. today announced that Phil Gioia has joined the company as VP of operations.

Gioia, with more than 25 years of technology industry experience in manufacturing operations, will lead the expansion of SiliconSystems' operations to support its rapid global growth.

Prior to joining SiliconSystems, Gioia was VP of supply chain management at QLogic in charge of outsourced manufacturing operations. Before that, Gioia was a senior VP of operations for SPARC notebook maker Tadpole-RDI, VP of manufacturing and procurement for Pinnacle Micro and Director of Manufacturing for Toshiba America.

Gioia achieved the rank of captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, and has an MBA from the University of La Verne, School of Business. ...SiliconSystems profile, Storage People

New Version of Casper Hard Disk Backup

Indianapolis, IN - June 10, 2008 - Future Systems Solutions, Inc. announces a new version of its hard disk backup utility for Windows.

Casper 5.0 (download price $49.95) enables the creation of a complete and immediately-bootable PC backup for use when disaster strikes. Among other new features it eliminates severe performance degradation commonly arising from aggressive filtering techniques in leading antivirus and antispyware products. ...Future Systems profile, Disk to disk backup

LSI's CEO Talks about SSD Market

Editor:- June 9, 2008 - LSI's CEO Abhi Talwalkar reveals his thinking about the SSD market in an interview published today by DIGITIMES.

Talwalkar talks in knowledgeable detail about what he thinks are the prospects for LSI in both the notebook and server SSD markets. But I come away from this with an impression that LSI is going to be a late me-too player in the SSD infrastructure market. the article, ...LSI profile, RAID adapter cards, SSDs

Panasas Parallel Storage Powers World's Fastest Supercomputer

FREMONT, CA. - June 9, 2008 - Panasas, Inc's. Parallel Storage has been chosen by the Los Alamos National Lab for use with its newest Roadrunner computer system - which is the most powerful supercomputer in the world.

The new Petaflop system is designed to run complex, scientific calculations solving problems related to defense, energy, environment, infrastructure and national security concerns. The newest Roadrunner supercomputer, supplied by IBM, is a 3000 node hybrid Linux Cluster with over 12,900 processors, comprised of a combination of x86 and Cell microprocessors. ...Panasas profile Pageviews Grew 20%

Editor:- June 9, 2008 - today updated its monthly list of the top subjects and articles viewed by storage searchers in May.

There was no change in the top 5 subjects viewed, which were:-

(1) - Disk to disk backup
(2) - Solid state disks
(3) - 2.5 inch SSDs
(4) - Hard drives
(5) - NAS

The new directory of PCIe SSDs entered the top 20 subjects for the first time. Overall pageviews grew 20% compared to the year ago period. 20 subjects and articles
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