Recent announcements from:

Posted on March 11, 2009

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-- Teaming up with AMD, Seagate this week demonstrated 6Gbps SATA disk drives at the Everything Channel Xchange Conference in New Orleans. Official introduction of the 6Gbps SATA drives is expected late this year.

-- Isilon Systems and Ocarina Networks, which provides content-aware compression and de-duplication for primary storage, have announced a near-line archiving system combining Isilon's 36NL and Ocarina's ECOsystem storage optimization software. The companies claim up to 10:1 data reduction and utilization rates up to 90%.

-- Spectra Logic has announced the availability of the Spectra T680, a new tape library capable of storing 1PB of data in a single rack. The Spectra T680 supports up to 680 tape cartridges with an upgrade path to the T950 for support of more than 10,000 tapes. The T680 features 10.4TB/hour of compressed throughput with LTO-4 drives and media and connectivity via nTier disk cache, VTL, FC, SCSI or iSCSI.

-- i365 is launching a promotion intended to entice new customers to swap old tape backup systems for disk-based alternatives. The "Trade-In, Trade-Up" promotion allows new customers to swap out tape systems for discounts on i365's EVault Data Protection products and software-as-a-service offerings.

-- Seanodes is offering a beta version of its Exanodes Shared Internal Storage software for Microsoft Windows Server 2008, which lets users repurpose commoditized or existing hardware as an iSCSI SAN.


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