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Sun

Sun unfolds 1TB of tape

Sun has introduced the world's first tape kit to hold one terabyte of raw data, the StorageTek T10000B. Sun's new T10000B tape drive can read and write existing T10000A tape media and also reformat it at the new, higher density. A library of T10000A media can, in theory, now hold the same information as before but on half the …
Paul Roberts, 14 Jul 2008
HP

HP duplicates deduplication

Adds different enterprise deduplication product alongside SME D2D ones Like EMC, HP is offering different deduplication products to different backup markets, with a post-processing Virtual Library System (VLS), based on Sepaton's DeltaStor technology, and inline processing D2D systems for small and medium enterprises. …
Paul Roberts, 23 Jun 2008
IBM

IBM's SVC gets thin provisioning

One of the top block storage virtualization products, IBM's SVC, just got better. It is getting thin provisioning, confirming a virtual pre-announcement in April. SVC - SAN Volume Controller - virtualizes multiple IBM and non-IBM drive arrays in a storage area network (SAN) into a single logical pool of storage for use by …
Paul Roberts, 13 Jun 2008
globalisation

Rackspace flies storage on CloudFS

Rackspace is developing a storage-in-the-cloud service called CloudFS for web 2.0, SaaS (software-as-a-service) and social networking media customers needing highly scalable storage. Software developers will be able to store, backup and access their files and content in the cloud as will their applications built using Java, .Net …
Paul Roberts, 06 May 2008
Hard Drive

How to destroy 60 hard drives an hour

Disk drives are extraordinarily resilient. I've seen one that had been run over, dropped in a toilet and then thrown out of the window of a seven-storey office block. It looked unusable. Kroll Ontrack managed to recover virtually all the data on it by drying it and taking it apart. picture of hard disk crusher Hard disk crusher …
Paul Roberts, 05 May 2008

InPhase finally to phase in holographic disk

Holographic storage developer InPhase Technologies has said it will announce its Tapestry hologram storage product in May. A version of the product was demonstrated at the NAB2008 show in Las Vegas earlier this month. The bare facts are these: Tapestry consists of 120mm (5.25-inch) diameter clear plastic disks in a cartridge …
Paul Roberts, 26 Apr 2008
channel

Boffins ponder 100-year archive made of TOMES

University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) researchers have designed Pergamum, a hundred year archive system using Ethernet-linked redundant and powered down intelligent disk drive building blocks. The Pergamum researchers are UCSC graduate students Mark Storer and Kevin Greenan, and researcher Kaladhar Voruganti of NetApp. …
Paul Roberts, 25 Apr 2008
blade

Blade dishes loss-less Ethernet wonder

Blade Network Technologies has announced RackSwitch, the first loss-less Ethernet switch, needed for FCoE storage networking. RackSwitch is a top-of-rack product that provides Ethernet switching for an entire rack of blade servers and storage. The gigabit and 10 Gbit Ethernet ports in it are aggregated into a single virtual …
Paul Roberts, 24 Apr 2008

HP's hazy Upline data cloud defines SaaG model

HP's Upline cloud storage offering, introduced on April 7th, has crashed - badly. On April 17th HP wrote to subscribers, saying: "On Thursday, April 17th, HP suspended operation of the HP Upline Service. We fully anticipate that suspension of the Upline Service will be temporary and short in duration, and will notify you when …
Paul Roberts, 23 Apr 2008