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Australia - September 29, 2008 - Moonwalk today
announced that it has partnered with Plasmon on a joint
solution that provides companies using traditional HSM solutions greater control
of their datasets and optimal use of their storage infrastructure without the
associated management headaches.
Moonwalk 6.0 can intelligently move, copy or archive files from
various platforms and file systems to the Plasmon Archive Appliance based on the
business value of the unstructured data under storage.
Archive Appliance complements the Moonwalk environment by providing the
natural repository for infrequently accessed files that must be retained."
said Patrick Dowling, VP of Global Marketing for Plasmon. "Data migrated
to the Archive Appliance is secured on both disk and true WORM UDO media. This
strategy ensures data accessibility, record authenticity, and the 100 year UDO
media life provides long-term access while greatly extending data lifecycles."
comments:- a few weeks ago Steven Murphy, President and CEO Plasmon
published an update on the company's
and restructuring plans.
Optical Storage Libraries,
ULINK Invites SSD OEMs to Participate in SATA-IO Interoperability
Santa Clara, CA - September 29, 2008- ULINK Technology will
provide a range of testing tools for designers and manufacturers during the
this week in Milpitas, California.
ULINK considers that it will be a
good opportunity for new SSD
designers and manufacturers to test the compliance of SATA-IO industrial
standard by working with ULINK during this coming event.
Storage Testers &
Toshiba Samples 256GB 2.5" SSD
September 26, 2008 - Toshiba said it is sampling a 256GB 2.5"
SATA MLC flash SSD with R/W speeds of 120 / 70 MB/s.
production will be in the 4th quarter.
2.5 inch SSDs
Toshiba Launches Highest Capacity 1.8" Drive
Calif. - September 24, 2008 - Toshiba today announced the
industry's first 250GB 1.8-inch HDD.
The 5,400 RPM disk has a
SATA interface and Toshiba's free fall sensor option, which enhances
protection from external shock and vibration events. Peak media transfer rate is
707Mbps. Volume shipments begin in December.
1.8" storage drives
VMETRO Ships High Capacity VPX Buffer Memory Board
Houston, TX - September 24,
2008 - VMETRO today announced the availability of the industry's
largest capacity 6U VPX buffer memory board.
MFC700 is a 6U
buffer memory node with support for up to 16GB of DDR2 SDRAM memory on the
baseboard, dual XMC
mezzanine sites and support for
fabric. Designed for applications that buffer large amount of high-speed data,
the MFC700 can be utilized in signal and image processing applications, as well
as data recording subsystems. The MFC700 supports VxWorks and Linux.
Military & Rugged
Seagate Services Renamed i365
Editor:- September 23, 2008 - Seagate
today announced a comprehensive rebranding of its EVault, MetaLINCS, and Seagate
Recovery Services companies into a single new brand - i365
a Seagate Company, focuses on the unique needs and expectations of small,
mid-size and enterprise companies. The "i" in the name represents
information and "365" for commitment to be reliably available and
accessible to customers.
The product offerings from i365 include
i365 EVault Data Protection, enabling the protection and recovery of businesses'
mission critical data; i365 MetaLINCS E-Discovery solutions for first pass
processing, content analysis, and review of electronic information for
investigatory and litigation needs; and i365 Retention Management solutions
comprising data recovery, migration, restoration and data management that bridge
the needs of E-Discovery and data preservation.
renamed storage companies,
Cypress Integrates Non Volatile Static RAM in Controller
JOSE, Calif. - September 22, 2008 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today
introduced the industry's first device to integrate a non-volatile static random
access memory (nvSRAM) and a programmable system on chip.
PSoC NV family combines the flexible design capabilities of Cypress's flagship
PSoC architecture with an infinite endurance nvSRAM in a single package.
PSoC NV devices integrate configurable analog and digital circuits, controlled
by an on-chip microcontroller, providing both enhanced design revision
capability and component count savings. The secure-store data logging devices
target the computing, networking, telecomm, automotive and industrial markets.
"The PSoC architecture offers integration and flexibility
advantages over other embedded control offerings, and nvSRAMs deliver superior
performance compared to other non-volatile memories," said Robert Dunnigan,
VP of Non-Volatile Products business unit at Cypress." ...Cypress Semiconductor
Editor's comments:- I thought you might want to
think about the potential of using nvSRAM in flash SSDs.
future I think that very high performance flash SSDs will incorporate small
amounts of non volatile RAM technology - to get better internal
Current designs use large flash arrays and
relatively small volatile RAMs. As there is always a
risk of power
failure - the way that the internal state of the SSD controller is managed
is a defensive compromise which protects against data loss - but doesn't permit
the same level of random access time that you would get if the designers were
confident that the RAM was non volatile. This design trade-off is compatible
with high throughput - but (even in the best designs) results in an order of
magnitude worse latency than
RAM cache ratios in
SNIA Announces Solid State Storage Initiative
Editor:- September 22,
2008 - SNIA has announced the formation of its Solid State Storage
As a result, a whole
bunch of SSD
related articles have appeared on SNIA's site, although most seem to
require registration to read them. Voting membership of the SSSI costs $5,000
Vincent Franceschini, Chair of the SNIA said - "SNIA
has created the SSSI to propel the solid state technology in the storage
industry. Drawing from the experience and expertise of its existing and new SNIA
members, the new Initiative will work to advance the knowledge and acceptance of
solid state storage by evaluating and contributing to the standards necessary
for industry-wide adoption, as well as through education, training, and best
SSD Alliance ,
SSD oems directory
MTI Names CMO
UK - September 22, 2008 - MTI today announced the appointment of
Aad Dekkers to the position of Chief Marketing Officer and Head of
Aad will direct MTI'smarketing strategy and
business development. Aad will report directly to Keith Clark, MTI's CEO. Aad
joins MTI from Network
Appliance where he was the Director of Products, Solutions & Alliance
Marketing for Europe and served on the board of
SNIA Europe. ...MTI Technology profile ,
Is Deduplication of Data safe? - and More Deduplication FAQs
Editor:- September 22,
2008 - StorageSearch.com has published a new article - on the subject
of - "Data Deduplication."
Its author Philip Turner,
UK Regional Director at Data
Domain described his article as the "Ultimate Deduplication FAQs".
But it's more than mere FAQs - as the paper combines multiple mini essays on
this subject in an easy to read guide. ...read the article