Storage Web Digest: Hewlett-Packard Serves Up New Storage Services

HP last week expanded its utility computing strategy with five new storage-related services, and added pay-per-use capabilities to RAID series. SCM Sells Dazzle and Consumer Video Business Behavior Tech Preps 4x Half-Hei

Enterprise Storage

HP Serves Up New Storage Services

Hewlett-Packard Co. last week expanded its utility computing strategy with five new storage-related services that are also available to its channel partners. HP also enhanced its XP-series of disk arrays with improved pay-per-use capabilities that allow capacity to be turned on and off as needed. The five new storage services take advantage of HP Services resources, said Gary Wright, vice president of network storage services for HP Services. For a new service, the organization will assign a project manager to oversee the project, design the storage environment, complete the integration, test the solution in the customer environment, completely document the solution and train customer staff, he said.

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Personal Storage

SCM Sells Dazzle and Consumer Video Business SCM Microsystems Inc. yesterday said it had divested its Dazzle digital media and consumer video business and will focus on the security market. Pinnacle Systems Inc. took SCMs consumer video editing solutions. SCM also is selling its digital media reader consumer business to Zio Corp.

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Behavior Tech Preps 4x Half-Height DVD+RW, DVD-Dual Drives

Taiwan-based Behavior Tech Computer Corp. (BTC) expects to start shipping 4x half-height DVD+RW and DVD-Dual drives in July, and 8x DVD-Dual drives in October, the company said. About half of BTCs recordable DVD drive shipments will be sold in relatively small volumes under various brands, 30 percent will be for OEM orders and the remainder will be its branded products, said Steel Su, BTC president. With major clients in the US, Europe and China, BTC is targeting shipments of one million recordable DVD drives in 2003.

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Storage Business

Seagates Revenue, Earnings Slightly Higher in Q4

Seagate Technology HDD Holdings last week said revenue and earnings per share in the current quarter will be slightly above analysts consensus estimates, citing stronger sales of high-end drives. Seagate said it expects fiscal fourth quarter revenue of $1.53 billion to $1.56 billion and earnings per share of 30 cents to 33 cents. The company also said that its board of directors voted to boost its quarterly dividend to 4 cents per share from 3 cents per share.

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