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Can't watch it? Store it.

If you have a satellite dish with TiVo service on your holiday wish list you may find yourself recording your football games and holiday programming on Quantum Corp.'s hard drives. The Consumer Electronics Business Unit of Quantum Corp.'s Hard Disk Drive Group (HDD) is shipping its QuickView hard drives to DirecTV, Inc., for the DirecTV Receiver with TiVo Service. The product integrates DirecTV's digital programming with t the TiVo Personal TV Service, which is powered by Quantum QuickView video recording technology, digitally records television shows without videotape. The satellite system can store up to 35 hours of programming and performs live-broadcast-pause, personal-instant-replay, slow motion, fast-forward and rewind of satellite broadcast signals.

DirecTV, Inc.

Quantum Corp.

PBS and the symphony

It's not the philharmonic, but rather DataCore Software Corp.'s SANsymphony storage area network (SAN) management software will be taking the reigns of more than 3T bytes of storage at Thirteen/WNET New York, one of the nation's largest public broadcasting stations. WNET has deployed SANsymphony to manage three SANs that handle everything from video clips to human resources and financial records. A producer of programming such as Nature, Great Performances, and American Masters, WNET houses 30 video editing rooms, each of which is in use between 12 and 16 hours a day.

DataCore Software Corp.


They sold me a couch

HomeLife, formerly the furniture division of Sears and now a private company, has turned to Data General, a division of EMC Corp., to provide a centralized computing infrastructure in an early adoption of the Windows 2000 operating system. As part of Microsoft's Windows 2000 Rapid Deployment Program, HomeLife is following an aggressive schedule to enable it to run its entire business on Windows 2000 by February 2001. HomeLife's new technology platform includes Data General's AV 25000 NUMA enterprise servers. These servers are used to run GERS Retail Systems' Enterprise1 software solution, a business processing solution that meets the company's retail automation needs, and also for disaster recovery at a remote hot-site location. HomeLife is also using EMC's CLARiiON FC5500 and FC5000 storage systems.

EMC Corp.

Thanks for the ememories

Online photo-sharing service is now storing and backing up your precious moments on Network Appliance, Inc.,'s storage appliances. NetApp storage appliances, also known as filers, will be used by to for continuous access and availability to the site and will allow users to retrieve their photos at a rapid rate. stores multiple copies of each image their customers submit, in different sizes and resolutions, so it can serve images best suited to the user's browser and Internet connection speed. has deployed multiple-terabyte clustered NetApp F760 filers. The filers are connected in a clustered failover configuration to provide continuous data availability and access to for its vast user base and SQL server databases. has also deployed Network Appliance's SnapMirror software, which eliminates downtime and increases availability of its Web site during data center consolidations by replicating data volumes at high speeds.

ememories, Inc.

Network Appliance, Inc.

Cheese it! It's the feds!

Network Storage Solutions, Inc., (NSS) has penned a deal with GTSI Corp., a business-to-government marketer of information technology solutions to federal, state and local governments, to resell its products to GTSI's customers worldwide. Federal agencies can now spend their IT dollars on NSS' Thunderbolt network storage system from GTSI's NASA SEWP II (Scientific and Engineering Workstation Procurement) contract or from its NIH ECS II (National Institutes of Health Electronic Computer Store) contract. GTSI and NSS will work cooperatively to co-market NSS products to GTSI's extensive base of government clients.

GTSI Corp.

Network Storage Solutions, Inc.

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