Storage Web Digest: Cornice Unveils Low-cost, Itsy-bitsy Hard Drive For MP3 Devices ... and More

Arkivio Storage Management Software Bolstered for Unix ... Cornice Unveils Low-cost 1-inch 1.5GB OEM Hard Drive ... Is the Data Storage Bubble Showing Cracks? ... Lefthand Gains Traction, $20 Million In Funding

Enterprise Storage

Arkivio Storage Management Software Bolstered for Unix

Software vendor Arkivio updated its storage management software for Unix networks. Arkivio auto-stor, which allows IT administrators to manage the growth and storage of data, now works with Unix servers in heterogeneous direct-attached, network-attached and storage area network environments. Users can monitor total capacity and utilization and report on the data resources across their network. Previously, Arkivio only worked with Windows-based servers.

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Personal Storage

Cornice Unveils Low-cost 1-inch OEM Hard Drive

Cornice unveiled a miniature 1-inch hard drive that holds 1.5GB. The Cornice Personal Storage device is designed as a non-removable drive, targeting embedded applications, inside devices like MP3 players. According to the companys estimate, the retail price of a music player accommodating this drive will be $199 at volume production.

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Storage Business

Is the Data Storage Bubble Showing Cracks?

The troubles of StorageNetworks, a prominent name in the data storage field, may be alarming some investors. The company recently released some bad news: Two board members resigned in the wake of a revised business plan and the elimination of 80 jobs in the fall. Although analysts agreed that StorageNetworks troubles indicate possible cracks in the storage services sub-sector, they do not foreshadow a weakening of the combined hardware, software and services that make up the storage industry as a whole. "StorageNetworks was involved in providing storage as a service. The worst thing [in the storage sector] during the past year has been a meltdown of the service model," Dan Tanner, director of storage research at Aberdeen Group, said.

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Lefthand Gains Traction, $20 Million In Funding

LeftHand Network on Tuesday said it gained $20 million in funding. The $20 million series B round funding, lead by the Sprout Group with all previous investors participating, brings LeftHands total funding to $39 million. This will be enough to help the company breakeven next year, according to founder and CEO Bill Chambers. LeftHand is experiencing "tremendous traction," according to Chambers, gaining on average a new customer every week. The company will use the money to expand sales, support, and business operations. LeftHands Network Storage Module (NSM) and Distributed Storage Matrix (DSM) products enable customers to build complete IP-SANs using existing Ethernet infrastructure.

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