IBM has announced their first new high-end storage system in years. The DS8700 adds increased capacity and better performance-per-watt. In IBM’s words:
The DS8700 includes new dual IBM POWER6-based controllers, a new internal fabric interconnect, and upgraded device adapters that deliver a performance improvement of up to over 150%, compared to the most powerful previous model. This enhances the DS8700′s ability to support the most demanding business applications and business analytics requirements. Continue reading IBM adds new storage system to DS8000 series
Yesterday, Imation announced that they are the first licensed manufacturer to start producing LTO-5 tapes. LTO-5 is the successor of the current LTO-4 tape standard, doubling raw capacity from 800 to 1600 GB. Transfer speeds are up as well, improving slightly from 120 to 180 MB/second. Continue reading Imation announces first 1.6 TB LTO-5 tapes
Today brings not one, but two interesting announcements regarding data deduplication. To start with the least exciting: FalconStor is entering into a partnership with NexSAN. FalconStor will provide it’s FDS deduplication software, while the remaining data will be stored on a NexSAN SataBeast.
FalconStor FDS presents a simple networked filesystem interface to which applications [...]