Storage Clips: McData reports Q3 net loss

McData reports third quarter net loss of $5.5M; Storageflex adds compliance technology, partners with C2C; Maxtor ships latest Atlas hard drives.

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McData reports Q3 net loss
McData Corporation reported results for the third quarter that ended October 31. The company stated that revenue for the quarter totaled $98.5 million, slightly up from the second quarter, and up 4 percent over the third quarter of 2003. The GAAP (generally accepted accounting principals) net loss for the third quarter of 2004 was $5.5 million compared to net loss of $5.4 million for the second quarter of this year, and a GAAP net loss of $50.0 million for the third quarter of 2003.

Storageflex adds compliance technology, partners with C2C
Storage and management company Storageflex Inc. announced its new Compliance Storage Services (CSS), designed to help customers manage storage complexities and compliance regulations. CSS consolidates all of the physical storage subsystems on a network -- magnetic, optical, CD, DVD, or tape -- into a single hierarchically managed resource, which is treated as one logical entity. The most recently used data is available on the magnetic or top tier, providing fast access for users, according the Storageflex.

Also, Storageflex has partnered with C2C Systems, a provider of e-mail management software for Microsoft Exchange, to help companies meet compliance regulations. C2C's Archive One Compliance software will handle the archiving, search and retrieval of e-mail while Storageflex's CSS product will reportedly enable organizations to define and automatically execute storage policies. Maxtor ships latest Atlas hard drives Maxtor Corp. announced...

the availability of the Atlas 10K V and Atlas 15K II enterprise-class hard drives. The drives are reportedly designed to a 1.4 million hour MTTF (mean time to failure) and twice the storage capacity of their predecessors. The Atlas 10K V drive features capacities of 73 GB, 147 GB and 300 GB and a 10,000 RPM rotational speed. The drive offers a maximum sustained transfer rate of 89 MBps and average seek times as fast as four. The Atlas 15K II drive features capacities of 36 GB, 73 GB and 147 GB and a 15,000 RPM rotational speed. This drive offers a maximum sustained transfer rate of 98 MBps and average seek times as fast as three. The new Atlas products are currently shipping with the Ultra320 SCSI interface, and Maxtor plans to offer drives with a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) in the first quarter of 2005. Constant Data raises bar on Linux support Constant Data, a provider of data availability storage software, announced improved Linux support for its Constant Replicator real-time data replication software. New with release 4.0, Constant Replicator for Linux extends Linux coverage by providing support for all 2.4 and 2.6 kernel-based Linux distributions. The increased Linux kernel provides customers with greater purchase protection with coverage for all popular Linux distributions and updates. Examples of supported Linux operating systems include RedHat Enterprise Linux AS and ES, Debian 3.0, and Novell/SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 and 9.

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