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Spectra's BlackPearl: Sailing through oceans of data just got easier

Archival product supplier Spectra Logic has announced its Arctic Blue nearline disk array using powered down, shingled disk drives with object storage data striped across them. Spectra Logic's specialty is dealing with oceans of cold data. Its Black Pearl product tech enabled object storage to use tape and it's now embellished …
Chris Mellor, 16 Oct 2015
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MAID to order: Inside Facebook's cold-storage data ziggurats

Analysis Facebook is storing old photos in special cold storage halls, Zucky ziggurats housing racks filled with MAID (massive arrays of idle drives) using erasure coding and anti-bitrot scanning to increase storage density and lower power costs while providing faster-than-tape access. Some two billion photos are shared every day on …
Chris Mellor, 7 May 2015
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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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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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Copan becoming IBM archive development shop

Comment Word is that Copan, the troubled MAID system supplier, is going to become a developer of archival storage technology for IBM, IBM DIAS specifically. Copan developed MAID (Massive array of Idle Disks) storage technology in which 75 per cent of its evolution array's drives were idle, thus saving power and reducing heat, which …
Chris Mellor, 15 Oct 2009
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MAID: Where's the love?

Why don't UK enterprises use MAID? This is puzzling. We live in an increasingly green era and spinning disk platters around while no one is using them is like having empty lorries drive up and down a motorway. Chris Evans, a UK storage consultant, positions MAID this way: "(It) refers to Massive Array of Idle Disks, which …
Chris Mellor, 28 Sep 2009
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Tape users wait for news of LTO 7 and 8

Comment According to published plans, the all-conquering LTO tape format has no future after LTO 6, which is expected in 2012. This is ridiculous and there must be a secret roadmap for LTOs 7 and 8. The LTO tape format dominates the open systems tape business, is used increasingly by supercomputer customers and is making some inroads …
Chris Mellor, 17 Sep 2009
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Copan cops more funding

Struggling power-down array systems vendor Copan has raised another $3m; it wanted another $6.2m according to a techrockies report of a company filing in Colorado. To recap: Copan is a start-up which sells Massive Array of Idle Disks (MAID) technology storage arrays, in which three-quarters of the drives are powered down, thus …
Chris Mellor, 28 Aug 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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Nexsan and Falconstor outspin Data Domain

Power-saving storage array vendor Nexsan is teaming with FalconStor to build a Data Domain-beating deduplicating array. Nexsan offers storage using AutoMAID - Automatic Massive Array of Idle Disks - in which drives can be powered down through three increasing levels of power-saving, from a head park through slower rotation to …
Chris Mellor, 11 Aug 2009
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Copan chief walks the plank

MAID storage array supplier Copan Systems has parted company with CEO Mark Ward. The departure is abrupt, and there is no replacement CEO. Chief Technology Officer and co-founder Chris Santilli said "I can confirm that Mr Ward is no longer CEO of Copan Systems. It was a sad time to see him go." Copan supplies MAID (Massive …
Chris Mellor, 17 Jul 2009
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IBM lets HPC storage get some sleep

IBM has updated its high-performance computing storage array - so it can go to sleep. In an implementation of MAID technology, IBM's DCS9900 HPC storage product can spin down tiers of SATA drives to save power. It gives the 9900 a capability the preceding DCS9550 array had, but which was not inherited by the original 9900 …
Chris Mellor, 27 May 2009
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Victoria Principal 'pulled pistol' on maid

Move over Naomi Campbell: Former Dallas star Victoria Principal has demonstrated just how to deal with unsatisfactory domestic staff by allegedly pulling a pistol on her maid. The unfortunate lackey, Maribel Banegas, apparently incurred the wrath of the 59-year-old thespiatrix after taking too long to walk her dog (a "Shih Tzu …
Lester Haines, 6 May 2009
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Nexsan unparks iSCSI attack on EMC and NetApp

Nexsan has introduced SAN support with the iSeries, a virtualising iSCSI head sitting on top of its SATA and SAS arrays, which include AutoMAID spin-down technology. Nexsan is most well-known for its power-saving SATABeast arrays offering up to 42TB of capacity in a 4U box. There is also the smaller SATABoy (14TB in 3U). The …
Chris Mellor, 23 Feb 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

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