Digest: Iomega Plans 35GB Removable Storage in 2004

Iomega is prepping two new removable magnetic-based storage formats for release next year. StorageTek To Resell IXOS Enterprise Content Management Software. Hitachi Data Offers New Spiffs for Array Sales.

Here are a variety of storage-related stories from around the Web. The subjects include storage hardware and software, as well as financial news and industry trends related to the storage market.


Iomega Plans 35GB Removable Storage in 2004

Iomega Corp. is planning to launch two removable magnetic-based storage formats in the first half of next year, the company said this week. Removable Rigid Disk (RRD) will offer a capacity of 35GB per cartridge and is targeted primarily at small and medium enterprises.

The second of the two formats coming from the company in the first half of next year is Digital Capture Technology. These DCT disks measure around 5 centimeters in diameter and look similar to the companys now defunct Pocket Zip, or Clik, disks but can hold much more data. First generation versions will have a capacity of 1.5GB compared to the 40MB of Pocket Zip.

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StorageTek To OEM, Resell IXOS ECM Software

Storage Technology Corp. last week signed a deal to OEM e-mail archival software from IXOS Software AG. StorageTek plans to release a number of applications based on technology from IXOS, including versions with and without compliance-related capabilities, said Roger Good, director of global services for StorageTek. The company also plans to resell the entire IXOS line of enterprise content management software.

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Storage Business

Hitachi Data Offers New Spiffs for Array Sales

Hitachi Data Systems last week told solution providers that the company will offer spiffs ranging from $500 per 9530 array sold to $2,500 per 9580 array sold from Nov. 17 to March 31. The 9500 V family of arrays is HDS modular storage family. In a unique clause to the promotion, HDS will also award an additional 10 percent of the spiff as a bonus to the solution providers systems engineer who works with his or her sales colleague on making the deal. Furthermore, if the deal results in the replacement of certain EMC or MTI arrays, HDS will award the sales rep and the systems engineer an additional 30 percent of the spiff.

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