Storage Chief from EMC|
|Editor:- April 28,
2009 - HP announced
of David Donatelli to serve as executive VP Enterprise Servers,
Storage and Networking (a $19 billion annual revenue business).|
said Donatelli replaces Scott Stallard, who after 34 years, is retiring from HP.
Editor's comments:- EMC's website used to say nice things
about Donatelli (formerly President of EMC Storage Division). You can see his
It's apparently being purged as fast as HP's content management software will
A folow up article on
says the courts have now got involved due to a non-compete clause.
New Guide for SSD Wannabies
Editor:- April 28, 2009
published a new article today called -
"3 Easy Ways to
Enter the SSD Market."
Nowadays it seems like everyone wants
to get into the SSD market. This tells you how to do it. ...read the article
SoleraTec Lightens the Load for Searching Streaming Surveillance
Editor:- April 27, 2009 - SoleraTec has
incorporated support for the
Real Time Streaming
Protocol that allows for the direct video feed capture of IP-based video
surveillance cameras in version 5.2 of its
digital surveillance manager
SoleraTec says its software is unique in its
ability to provide a file-based search and retrieval interface that enables the
user to actually play video surveillance files without first needing to retrieve
original hi-res assets from storage.
When its SVM ingests files, it
automatically creates low-resolution proxy files for fast search and view. Once
a desired video asset has been selected, clipped, and marked for export, the
new, user-configurable "extended export" functionality enables the
user to export needed data in a variety of ways, such as FTP, email, and local
file systems. Pricing for Phoenix 5.2 starts at $996. See also:-
GE Talks About 500GB Opticals
N.Y - April 27, 2009 - GE researchers have successfully demonstrated a
micro-holographic storage material that can support 500GB in a standard
"GE's breakthrough is a huge step toward
bringing our next generation holographic storage technology to the everyday
consumer," said Brian Lawrence, who leads GE's Holographic Storage program.
"Because GE's micro-holographic discs could essentially be read and played
using similar optics to those found in standard Blu-ray players, our technology
will pave the way for cost-effective, robust and reliable holographic drives
that could be in every home."
researchers in the
optical storage industry
always sound optimistic - like those in the cancer cure research market.
If you extrapolated from all the many times that cancer has been cured in rats
- you could reasonable expect that the human race would be cured of this scourge
by now. For decades a series of optical storage startups have been promising to
deliver drives that match hard drive capacity at lower cost. I've got enough
lists on this site already. So I'll spare you that one.
Tandberg's Tape Bust
Editor:- April 27, 2009 - Tandberg Data has
filed for bankruptcy and today announced details of its
There's no surprise here. The current recession has merely
brought forward an inevitable event. Although Tandberg had acquired and
licensed various disk backup
technologies it remained culturally wedded to
chronicled the transition of the backup market
from tape to hard disk
and in some ways it's
what's been happening in the hard disk market versus flash SSD space. But the
SSD market is more complicated - because whereas
slow cheap SSDs replace
hard drives, fast
expensive SSDs replace server CPUs.
hard drives, the
highest capacity tape
libraries will remain spinning the longest. Nothing stays the same in the
storage market for
Looking ahead at the next 10 years SSDs will replace hard drives in enterprise
backup systems too.
But let's get back to today's news from Tandberg
Data, whose CEO, Pat Clarke, said - "The operations of the Tandberg Data
subsidiaries will continue to operate in this new structure, with a much reduced
debt burden. The difficult steps we are taking now will enable us to build a
company that can be successful in providing data protection solutions and
support to our valued customers, suppliers, and business partners for a long
time to come"
Trawling back through
gone-away / bust
storage companies list (where the score now stands at 490 BTW) a search
for "Tandberg" reveals it had previously acquired these companies:-
Computer Design Group.
Dataram Acquires Micro Memory Bank
22, 2009 - Dataram
announced it has
MMB maintains a particular niche in legacy memory
products by being one of the few companies in the industry that carries and
stocks virtually every memory upgrade ever made.
and CEO John Freeman said "David Sheerr (who founded MMB in 1994) is the
3rd executive to join Dataram in the past 12 months who has had previous
experience as the president of a company. David's entrepreneurial skills and
business success in our industry are valuable additions to our executive team."
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