Xiotech wants to buy your old disks

August 18, 2009 -- What do vendors have to do to put you in a new array today? How about buying back capacity? That's Xiotech's plan under its new "Cash for Disk Clunkers" program.

The company is riding the coattails of the Obama administration's Cash for Clunkers auto industry stimulus program by offering cash incentives for old storage technology in favor of storage systems based on Xiotech's Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) architecture.

As part of the new program, which was announced last week and runs through September, customers can trade in "old, inefficient disk drives" for $1,000 per terabyte cash back toward the purchase of an equal amount of capacity on a Xiotech Emprise 7000, Emprise 7000 Edge, or Emprise 5000 system, or VM Storage Solution.

There is no limit to the amount of capacity organizations can trade in, and consequently no limit to the money they can save on their new storage systems, according to Xiotech's Cash for Disk Clunkers webpage.

You can find more info on Xiotech's website and read the Enterprise Strategy Group's (ESG) Lab Review on our website.


posted by: Kevin Komiega

Kevin Komiega, Senior Editor
by Kevin Komiega
Senior Editor

Kevin Komiega has been the Senior Editor of InfoStor since 2005. He was previously a senior news writer with SearchStorage.com and held a position as a public relations account executive with Porter Novelli, Boston. Kevin also spent four years running tape backup operations at the University of Rhode Island's Academic Computer Center. He can be contacted at kkomiega@quinstreet.com.

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