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AWS flicks switch for S3-to-Glacier migration

Amazon Web Services has turned on a new facility that allows migration of data from its S3 cloud storage service to its new Glacier cloud archive service. Glacier was launched a few weeks ago, and offers cloud storage at $0.01/Gb/month for most US regions ($0.011 in some North California areas and Ireland, and $0.012 in Tokyo), …
Simon Sharwood, 14 Nov 2012
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Sealed drive storage firm preps for emergency 'rebirth'

Atrato, the startup selling Velocity arrays based on sealed drive canisters, is facing revenue problems with layoffs, a new strategy, and a quest for more funding. The Velocity arrays uses disk enclosures filled with up to 160 2.5-inch hard drives, and 1U solid state drive (SSD) enclosures with up to ten drives, plus …
Chris Mellor, 21 Jun 2010
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SGI raises Copan MAID from the dead

Crashed Copan's MAID product has come back from the dead, branded as SGI's COPAN 400 platform, and pitched as a persistent data disk store. The mixture is as before, a Massive Array of Idle Disks (MAID) to store persistent but little-used data on mostly spun-down disks. SGI bought Copan when that company fell on hard times due …
Chris Mellor, 9 Jun 2010
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Nexsan tries for IPO - again

Nexsan is trying for an IPO again, two years after the first attempt, and hoping that recovery from recession will open investors' wallets. The company supplies storage arrays to hold long-term data at low cost by using graduated spin-down (aka AutoMAID) to reduce energy costs and deduplication to increase storage efficiency. …
Chris Mellor, 1 Mar 2010
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Copan's ex-CEO turns up at Attivio

Mark Ward, the last CEO at collapsed storage vendor Copan, has turned up in the top sales role at Attivio. Copan provided MAID (Massive Array of Idle Drives) storage arrays in which three quarters of the drives were spun down to conserve energy and generate less heat, allowing the drives to be packed more closely together than …
Chris Mellor, 12 Feb 2010
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Copan moves to indirect sales channel

Comment Copan Systems is moving to an indirect sales model, sparking closure rumours as many people were laid off. Several people contacted The Reg on Tuesday saying that Copan was closing down. David Dew, Copan's VP for engineering and quality and thus in charge of the company's MAID (Massive Array of Idle Disks) technology product …
Chris Mellor, 4 Dec 2009
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Locust Storage unveils Ethernet-powered disk array

Start-up Locust Storage is combining drive spin-down with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) to provide what it reckons is the greenest storage array yet designed. The technology combines standard hard disk drives, a solid state drive (SSD) front end, and a Lithium Ion battery reservoir, fed by PoE over a 10GigE wire, to provide …
Chris Mellor, 26 Nov 2009
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Copan silence prompts sell-off rumours

Copan, the high-density persistent storage array vendor, has sunk into virtual silence since parting with its CEO Mark Ward a month ago, prompting rumours that its backers are looking for a sale instead of a new CEO. Copan produces Revolution storage arrays using MAID - Massive Array of Idle Disks - technology. These arrays …
Chris Mellor, 19 Aug 2009
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Spin-down Copan spins itself down some

Comment Persistent data storage supplier Copan is downsizing with staff layoffs, unpaid leave and staff paycuts. The startup company's board heeded the Sequoia Capital recession slide deck and prompted CEO Mark Ward to revise his plans for the company, whose main product is the Revolution MAID array with up to 75 per cent of its …
Chris Mellor, 24 Nov 2008
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Copan plugs on with its creaky green revolution

Copan makes the greenest disk storage going, with no exception. So with everyone running out of power and data centre space, drowning in unstructured file data - why aren't customers buying it in droves? The trouble is that Copan's products solve a problem many customers don't know that have and aren't motivated to solve …
Chris Mellor, 6 Oct 2008
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Brace of C-level execs flies Copan coop

Updated Copan Systems, which sells the greenest disk arrays of all, has lost both its chief financial officer (CFO) and its VP for North Europe. Copan's Revolution drive arrays use MAID (Massive Array of Idle Drives) technology in which up to 75 per cent of the densely packed drives are not spinning and so saving power. The …
Chris Mellor, 26 Sep 2008

Copan's bid for greatness

Analysis Copan has an infrastructure suited to thousands of customers when it has just over sixty. What is going on? Building for the long haul and a future as a billion dollar revenue company seems to be the end result of the script being used to drive the company. The company, led by CEO Mark Ward, has had a driven year. It's …
Chris Mellor, 13 Jun 2008

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