Seagate goes perpendicular Seagate Technology is first to market with perpendicular recording technology. The new Momentus 2.5-inch notebook PC disc drive stands data bits on end on the disc, rather than flat to the surface as with existing longitudinal recording -- meaning more capacity can be crammed on to a single disk. The new data orientation also increases drive performance without increasing spin speed by allowing more bits to pass under the drive head in the same amount of time. The new laptop drives offer 160 GB of capacity, the most available in a 2.5-inch disc drive. There was no word as yet whether Seagate plans anything similar for the enterprise.
Infortrend array certified by Symantec Infortrend announced today that its EonStor F16F-R2021 Fibre-to-Fibre RAID subsystem has passed qualification testing for Symantec's Veritas Enabled Program. Infortrend joins over 120 vendors of storage hardware, operating systems, network equipment, servers, databases and applications as a member of the partner program.
Survey: SANs, clusters to grow According to a December 2005 survey of nearly 400 enterprise developers, almost three in five users are expecting to increase the use of SANs and clustering in the next two years. The survey, conducted by a market research company, Evans Data Corp., also found that a third of enterprise developers are expecting to decrease their use of mainframes.
Startups partner on managed storage British Colombian storage startup Tugboat Enterprises announced a new partnership with Argeis Technologies to provide clients and customers with encrypted off-site data storage. Nauticus Deep Data Storage offers automated back ups as well as 24/7 online data recovery.