Storage Digest: IBM Unveils Next-Generation Tape Drive

TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 offers capacity of 300GB per cartridge. Legato Add-On Automates Snapshot Recovery Zetta Systems Releases DR Software Update Hitachi Storage Sales Slip


IBM Unveils Next-Generation Tape Drive

IBM this week introduced a new tape storage system, the TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592. According to IBM, the 3592 boasts the industrys highest enterprise capacity at 300GB per cartridge and is the fastest tape drive in world, storing data at 40MB per second. IBM plans to introduce WORM media technology for the 3592 tape drive so that data on the cartridges cant be overwritten, said Bruce Masters, senior program manager for IBM Worldwide Tape Marketing.

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Legato Add-On Automates Snapshot Recovery

Legato Systems Inc. this week beefed up its NetWorker backup and recovery software with the release of an add-on that simplifies management of third-party image snapshots. NetWorker PowerSnap will let users of Legatos NetWorker software automate the recovery of storage image snapshots created by solutions such as EMCs Clariion, IBMs FastT, and Suns StorEdge Availability Suite.

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Zetta Systems Releases DR Software Update

Zetta Systems Inc. last week released Version 2.8 of its disaster recovery and snapshot software. Zetta Server 2.8 lets customers create custom storage appliances that support unlimited and instantaneous point-in-time copies of a companys data with negligible disk overhead. Additional security in Zetta Servers architecture provides protection from Internet worms. Unlike general-purpose operating systems, Zetta Servers architecture prevents the execution of worms, thus providing secured storage and saving valuable restore time

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Hitachi Storage Sales Slip

The strong run by Hitachi Ltd. in the high-end storage market appears to have lost some steam, according to the companys most recent quarterly earnings results. In the calendar second quarter of 2003, Hitachis storage revenue—which includes sales by Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), its worldwide marketing arm for enterprise storage—declined to $517 million, down 11.4 percent year over year. Hitachis disappointing results at the high end of the storage market do indicate that it lost several share points to EMC Corp. and IBM, said Shebly Seyrafi, an analyst with A.G. Edwards.

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