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Dell reports strong storage growth
Dell Inc. reported 31% growth in revenue year over year in its storage systems business, principally from sales of the AX 100, the smallest of EMC's Clariion arrays, which Dell co-brands. Growth of its storage revenue outpaced Dell's 18% overall growth, and storage disk capacity rose 112% from last year. The company said that 41% of the AX 100 customers were new to Dell. It did not reveal how much revenue the AX 100 generated.
FujiFilm passes WORM test for LTO-3
Following the recent availability of the company's Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Generation 3 tape, Fujifilm today announced that it is the first to pass compliance testing for write once/read many (WORM) functionality for LTO-3 tape. Fujifilm will make its LTO-3 WORM cartridges available in early 2005. LTO-3 WORM tape allows secure backup and storage of data for companies facing regulatory compliance because once it has been written to WORM tape, it cannot be altered.
Procom doubles capacity of NAS filers
Network-attached storage (NAS) company Procom Technology Inc. announced this week that its high-end NetFORCE 4000 series NAS filers will now be available with 300 GB disk drives that will reportedly more than double their raw storage capacity to 67 terabytes for Model NF4200c and 33 TB for the NF4100. Current Procom users can have their units field-upgraded with the new drives. The company said that the 300GB disk drives, recently introduced on the market, are designed for full-duty-cycle applications and will remain reliable even when operating 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.
Atempo appoints new GM
Data protection company Atempo Inc. announced this week the appointment of former Veritas senior director John Meaney as general manager of Atempo's US and Asia Pacific operations. In the role of general manager, Meaney will manage all facets of Atempo's US and Asia Pacific sales, marketing and OEM operations and will report directly to Rick Wojcik, Atempo's president and chief executive officer. At Veritas, Meaney led the company's OEM strategy with server partners, negotiating with major partners including Microsoft, Dell, Intel, Hitachi, NEC, Fujitsu and Fujitsu Siemens.