Isilon, mostly known for their so-called “scale-out NAS” solutions, has just posted their Q2 results for 2009. Year-on-year revenue is up 3%, increasing from $28.2 million in the second quarter of 2008 to $29.0 million. Their press release suggests they might benefit from the economic slowdown:
“Isilon’s solid second quarter revenue growth and close [...]
Apple has just updated the specs for their Time Capsule by offering a 2 TB drive option. The other specs remain the same offering options such as:
Dual radio’s for both 2.4 and 5 GHz Separate guest network Wired and wireless backups for Mac computers using Time Machine Printer sharing
Complete specs can be [...]
CMS Products just announced that they are now offering a free 160 USB disk for users that buy their BounceBack Ultimate software. Sounds too good to be true? It just might be… Continue reading Free-ish hard drive with backup software from CMS
Chris Mellor from the Register noticed a post on Sun’s blog about Triple Parity RAID (RAID-TP) being added to ZFS. This is a rather logical extension of the current RAID-5 (single parity) and RAID-6 (dual parity, also known as RAID-DP) schemes, and the Sun engineer that wrote the blog post says the performance should be nearly identical to RAID-DP as far as the necessary parity calculations are involved. Continue reading Does the world need Triple Parity RAID?
Just over a month after Apple officially announced the end of the PowerPC era, EMC has pushed out an updated version of its Retrospect backup software that adds PowerPC support. From the press release:
“Adding support for PowerPC Macs was a critical step towards providing small and mid-sized businesses the best backup and recovery product for their needs,” said Peter Wharton, vice president of marketing, EMC Consumer and Small Business Products Division. “Many existing Retrospect sites, as well as small businesses that have either outgrown Time Machine or that wish to centralize their backups, might only have a PowerPC-based Mac to utilize as a Retrospect backup server. EMC Retrospect 8.1 now seamlessly addresses that need.”
Continue reading EMC’s Retrospect gets PowerPC support
LSI has just announced some new RAID controller cards using 6 GB/s SAS technology. The new MegaRAID 9200 series uses the LSISAS2108 RAID-on-Chip controller, which gives them a significant speed boost over earlier models. Continue reading LSI offers new 6Gb/s SAS RAID-controllers
Western Digital announced today that they are the world’s first manufacturer to ship 2.5 inch SATA disks with a 1 TB capacity. Their Scorpio Blue line of mobile harddisks now has two models that are unmatched in size by any of their competitors; a 1 TB and a 750 GB model. The closest any of their rivals gets is a 640 GB model by Seagate. Just don’t expect this to turn up in your next laptop anytime soon: Continue reading First 2.5 inch terabyte-sized drive shipping
The Register had just published a nice article by Chris Mellor, in which he argues that lots of storage startups are aiming for a market that simply doesn’t exist or is a lot smaller than they might think: Continue reading Is there a niche for large-scale file storage products?
LSI has just announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire ONStor Inc; the deal is worth $25 million in cash. ONStor is mostly known for their Pantera line of SAN gateways and IP storage systems. Their other major product are the clustered NAS gateways, providing higly available frontends for large storage systems.
Continue reading LSI to acquire ONStor