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No spinning rust here: Supermicro's cold data fridge is FROZEN

Fancy storing data until hell freezes over? Server house Supermicro has a cold storage product aimed at data that must be kept, can't be thrown away but is accessed only rarely: its SuperStorage Server with spun-down disks. According to Supermicro, the product "minimizes power consumption and reduces cooling requirements by …
Chris Mellor, 2 Jun 2014
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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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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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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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