Storage Web Digest: StorServer Connects With Tapes
The maker of backup and recovery appliances signs marketing and technology deal with tape library vendor.
Enterprise StorageStorServer Connects With Tapes StorServer, maker of backup and recovery appliances based on Serial ATA drives, this week unveiled a technology and marketing deal with Qualstar, a tape library vendor, to provide an integrated system that features the best of tape and disk systems. The combo system will store live data on the ATA drives and archive unneeded data to the tape drives. Most businesses will initially back up data on ATA drives because that technology offers better performance, but theyll also use tapes because of cost and portability issues, said David Hill, an analyst at Aberdeen Group.
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Personal StorageWestern Digital May Go Mobile Western Digital started development work on a new line of mobile drives and could enter the market quickly if it chooses to, said Steve Wilkins, director of marketing for enterprise products at the company. Western Digital CEO Matt Massengill first revealed the companys notebook intentions during an IDC forum last month, Wilkins said. Seagate Technology, another desktop and server hard-drive manufacturer,entered the notebook hard drive market earlier this month. Read the full story on: CNET News.com
Storage BusinessNetApp Buys Auspex Patents Network Appliance this week said it bought the patent portfolio of Auspex Systems with a bid of $8.98 million to the court overseeing Auspexs bankruptcy. The patent portfolio covers many technologies central to network-attached storage systems and expands the number of issued U.S. patents owned by NetApp. Earlier this week, GlassHouse Technologies, submitted the successful bid to acquire the worldwide services and support business of Auspex. Read the full story on:Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal