| "leading the way to
the new storage frontier"|
|Acronis to Add
Support for Microsoft Hyper-V|
UK - September 5, 2008 - Acronis Inc. today announced that its
Acronis True Image disk imaging and backup software for businesses will add
support for Microsoft Hyper-V technology to provide those users with full
disaster recovery for both physical and virtual servers.
With Acronis True Image, an entire server can be recovered within
minutes to either an existing system, a new system with different hardware, or
to a virtual server. Acronis True Image also helps increase hardware utilization
for better datacenter return on investment by backing up both physical and
SSD enhanced Cloud
External Disk Market Grew 17% - says IDC
- September 5, 2008 - Worldwide external disk storage systems factory revenues
posted 17% year-over-year growth totaling $5 billion in the second
quarter of 2008 according to IDC.
For the quarter, the
total disk storage systems market grew to $6.9 billion in revenues, up 10.9%
from the prior year's 2nd quarter. Total disk storage systems capacity shipped
reach 1,777 petabytes, growing 44% year over year.
concerns about a 2008 slowdown in IT spending, external disk storage systems
spending experienced strong growth in the first half of 2008," said Natalya
Yezhkova, research manager, Storage Systems at IDC. "The 2nd quarter of the
year was remarkable, not only because it is the highest growth in 2 years, but
also because of the distribution of this growth across different market
segments. The ability of vendors to meet a variety of needs among customers with
a diversity of storage products and initiatives led to solid growth across all
installation environments, even in those that declined over the past several
EMC maintained its lead in the external disk storage
systems market with 21.7% revenue share in the second quarter, followed by IBM
and HP in a statistical tie with 13.1% and 12.9% revenue share, respectively.
Dell ended the quarter in the 4th position with 9.2% share. NetApp and Hitachi
finished the quarter in a statistical tie for 5th with 8.0% and 7.6% revenue
share respectively. Among the top 5 suppliers, EMC and NetApp posted the
strongest year-over-year revenue growth during 2Q08, with 19.7% and 17.2%
The total network disk storage market (NAS Combined with Open SAN)
posted 22.0% year-over-year growth in the second quarter to more than $3.8
billion in revenues. EMC continues to maintain its leadership in the total
network storage market with 26.4% revenue share, followed by HP with 12.9%
revenue share. In the Open SAN market, which grew 15.5% year over year, EMC
lead with 23.9% revenue share, followed by HP with 16.7%. The
NAS market grew 23.5% year
over year, led by EMC with 39.8% revenue share and followed by NetApp with 28.5%
share. The iSCSI SAN
market continues to show strong momentum, posting 93.9% revenue growth compared
to the prior year's quarter. Dell, through its acquisition of EqualLogic, led
the market with 32.8% revenue share, followed by NetApp and EMC in a statistical
tie, with 14.6% and 14.1% share, respectively.
STEC will Show Highest Capacity Flash SSDs at DISKCON
Editor:- September 5, 2008 -
STEC says it has been sampling a 512GB version of its MACH8 flash SSD
product family and will demo it at DISKCON later this month.
will create a real-time storage technology competition to determine whether
SSDs are better suited for
running SQL databases.
Also Patrick Wilkison, VP of marketing and business
development for STEC, will present an
Product and Technology Roadmap in the architecture session of the conference
which will demonstrate how major technological breakthroughs will enable new
Record Breaking Storage
this way to the petabyte
where are we now
with SSD software?
Box.net Powers Online Storage for Dell Inspiron Mini
PALO ALTO, Calif.
- September 4, 2008 - Box.net today announced it has teamed with Dell
to offer remote storage on the highly anticipated Inspiron Mini 9.
purpose-built device designed for ultimate on-the-go-mobility,
Inspiron Mini features a direct link to Box.net, providing users with an
easy way to add incremental storage and access to Box.net's suite of sharing and
collaboration tools. Box.net offers 3 custom plans for Inspiron Mini users
to choose from to meet their storage and collaboration needs. They are: Basic
2GB (free), Dell Plus 10GB for $59.99/year and Dell Pro 25GB for $99.99/year.
online backup and storage
Adaptec's New Spin on Idle Wastrel RAID Power
Calif. - September 3, 2008 - to significantly increase the energy efficiency
of disk-based storage, Adaptec Inc. today kicked off its green power
Adaptec Intelligent Power Management is a new
capability that allows users to easily custom-configure storage systems to
reduce power consumption by up to 70% without sacrificing performance.
It's integrated into all of Adaptec's Series 2
and 5 RAID controllers and is compatible with 122 disk drives across 5
leading vendors. It's ideal for applications with large blocks of idle time,
such as disk-to-disk backup,
e-mail archiving and file and print servers. It allows drives to be operated in
3 power states:
1) - Normal operation - full power, full RPM
- Standby - low-power mode that spins disks at lower RPM during idle periods;
3) - Power-off - disks not spinning.
blackout periods can be set in which power management features are disabled,
such as during peak IT activity periods.
IT managers can configure banks of disk drives to operate in
different power states at varying times, and automate the drives to spin up and
down according to drive usage patterns. When drives are accessed during
pre-configured spin-down to Standby or Power-off modes, Intelligent Power
Management quickly and automatically powers these drives back up, as needed, so
performance is not impacted. Also, the Adaptec RAID controller automatically
monitors drives that have been powered down for an extended period of time to
ensure systems are still fully operational, allowing Intelligent Power
Management to help reduce drive failures and increase drive life expectancy.
comments:- it sounds remarkably like
AutoMAID pioneered in 2001. But Adaptec's RAID controllers have a much
broader market reach - so will save more energy.
New CompactFlash Standard Now Available
PALO ALTO, Calif. -
September 3, 2008 - the CompactFlash Association announces that the
new CFast specification revision 1.0 is now available for download.
The first CFast cards (CompactFlash form factor card with a
SATA interface) were
demonstrated at the Flash Memory
Summit in August.
The current CompactFlash PATA (parallel ATA) interface provides up
to a 133MB/second interface data rate. The SATA interface will provide interface
data rates up to 3Gb/sec as well as compatibility with the SATA disk drive
interfaces that are increasingly being used.
Association profile, Flash
Memory Chips & Cards, Storage
editor's comments:- the draft spec costs $100 for non CFA
BBC Deploys ExaStore
London, UK - September
3, 2008 - BBC World Service has installed Exanet's ExaStore
clustered NAS system to support news production and archiving for the production
platform and play-out platform-multimedia workflow.
"ExaStore's infrastructure supports collaboration, which is
critical, as more than 125 people can potentially be accessing the system
simultaneously," says Elsa Shweid, Exanet's Sales Director.
BBC will store more than 6,500 hours of real-time high resolution
video and low-resolution proxy media on its ExaStore storage system. At the same
time, ExaStore is providing a bandwidth of more than 600Mbytes/second, with the
speed supporting individual access as well as rendering and media conversions
running in the background.
SSDs in IPTV, movie creation
SSD Market Analysts Directory
Editor:- September 3,
storagesearch.com today published a new directory - "SSD market
analysts and SSD market research".
It lists analysts and
market research companies which sell high quality reports or marketing
services related to the SSD market.
"As the number of SSD focused
analyst companies starts moving into double digits - defragmenting these
strategic data resources and more clearly signposting what they have to
offer, will become a necessary part of the information services that we deliver
to our readers" - said editor, Zsolt Kerekes.
I talk to have insights which could help vendors design better products or get
them to market more effectively, but they have difficulty getting the
visibility they need when competing for attention in the
storage news reader
space. Storagesearch.com is the right platform - because it's also read by most
SSD vendors themselves. By moving this specialized content off the main
SSD news pages - we'll
be able to give it more depth." ...read the article
InServ Selects Emulex Embedded FC-to-SATA Bridge
COSTA MESA, Calif. -
September 2, 2008 - Emulex Corp today announced that its BR-2401
embedded storage bridge has been selected for use within 3PAR's InServ
bridge solution enables high-capacity
hard disk drives to be
integrated into the back-end of 3PAR's InServ arrays. With this integration,
3PAR customers can take advantage of both low-cost, high-capacity SATA along
with Fibre Channel disk
capacity within the same drive chassis. ...3PAR profile,
Front Porch Digital Gains GSA Listing
LOUISVILLE, Colo. -
September 2, 2008 - Front Porch Digital today announced that it has
established a listing on the GSA contracting schedule through its collaboration
with government contracting consultant FedResults of Herndon, Va.
step affords government agencies easy access to Front Porch Digital's
line of Content Storage Management products. Government agencies, including
the defense and intelligence communities, are accumulating ever increasing
amounts of video content, and there is an ongoing need for them to preserve and
manage this content indefinitely while having immediate access to it.
Government agencies will have access to Front Porch Digital technologies through
the auspices of FedResults' GSA contract.
"The GSA schedule was
designed to bring together government purchasing and commercial products and
services," said John McNicholas, FedResults
VP, contract services. "Front Porch Digital has a line of products that
will prove uniquely helpful to many government entities. We are pleased to be
able to promote a mutually beneficial partnership that will also serve the
...Front Porch Digital
Fujitsu and Nanya Technology Settle Patent Dispute
& Taipei - September 2, 2008 - Fujitsu Microelectronics Ltd and
Nanya Technology Corp today announced that they have signed a patent
license agreement containing licensing terms with financial arrangements to
resolve patent disputes between the companies.
Under the agreement signed on September 2, 2008, Fujitsu
Microelectronics parent company Fujitsu Ltd will withdraw its request to have an
injunction enforced against the import of Nanya Technology's DRAM products into
Japan and will terminate its legal proceeding against Nanya Technology in the
United States. Nanya Technology will also terminate its legal proceedings in
Japan and the United States. Other terms of the agreement are not disclosed.
2 of Samsung's New SSDs Fit into Single 1.8"
Editor:- September 1, 2008 - Samsung
revealed details of the new form factor for flash SSDs which it started sampling
a few weeks ago.
The dimensions are:- 39mm (L) x 54mm (W) x 4mm
It's worth comparing these to a classic 1.8" form factor
dimensions - which are 54 mm (W) x 78 mm (L) x 8 mm (H).
notice that you can pack 2 of the new Samsung SSDs into the same pcb space as a
1.8" drive, and also in half the height.
Available in densities of
8GB, 16GB and 32GB, the new MLC SSDs will be mass produced beginning this
month. The 32GB device will read data (sequentially) at 90MB/s and write
(sequentially) at 70MB/s. ...Samsung profile,
STORAGEsearch.com Reports Top Searches
Editor:- September 1, 2008 -
STORAGEsearch.com today updated its monthly list of the top articles
and subjects viewed by storage searchers in August.
The top 5
Overall site readership was
28% higher than the year ago period. Pageviews of the most popular
article - the SSD
Buyers Guide increased 52%. More info about the top 20 subjects
and articles can be viewed on the market research page
- Disk to disk backup
- Solid state disks
- Hard drives
- 2.5 inch SSDs
- Flash - based