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June 30, 2010

Seagate Launches 3TB External Drive


The FreeAgent GoFlex Desk from Seagate is the world’s first external hard drive to top two terabytes of storage capacity. At 3TB and $249.99, Seagate’s FreeAgent GoFlex Desk is designed for home and office applications. Demand for storage capacity is rising, and the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk allows remote storage with GoFlexNet.

May 18, 2010

Google To Launch Amazon S3 Competitor ‘Google Storage’ At I/O

Amazon’s cloud storage services are going to be getting another major competitor this week: Google. We hear that this week during its I/O conference, Google will be announcing a new service that is a direct competitor with Amazon’s S3 cloud storage. Google’s service will be called Google Storage for Developers, or ‘GS’. We believe it will be available in a private beta initially. We also hear that the service will be positioned to make it very easy for existing S3 customers to make the switch to Google Storage. (more…)

February 24, 2010

IBM offers de-duplication for mainframes

Computerworld’s story based on IBM announcement:

The ProtecTIER appliance combines a virtual tape library and an index engine

IBM announced today that it’s bringing data de-duplication to its mainframes through an upgraded gateway appliance that has the ability to compress up to 25TB of tape application data into 1TB of disk space.

IBM said its System Storage TS7680 ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway for System z, a data protection platform for z/OS environments, is available immediately.

“Data de-duplication can dramatically extend storage capacity,” Cindy Grossman, IBM’s vice president for tape and archive storage systems, said in a statement. “Today’s announcement will help clients manage more data with less infrastructure, simplify information protection, while helping to reduce operational cost and energy usage.” (more…)