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IDC: Storage software growth slows
IDC's "Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software Tracker" found that the worldwide storage software market grew year over year for the 21st straight quarter, but slowed to a 3.6% increase over the fourth quarter of 2007. Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2008 was $3.03 billion, and EMC Corp. led with a 26% market share. Symantec Corp. was second with 18.3%, followed by IBM Corp. (13.2%), NetApp, Hewlett-Packard Co. and CA.
Spectra Logic tape library breaks 1 PB mark
Winchester Systems ships rugged storage and servers
Winchester Systems Inc. introduced a new generation of rugged data storage systems at the FOSE 2009 show this week in Washington, D.C. The new line includes three rugged FlashDisk expandable (RX) RAID data storage systems with up to 16 drives and 80 TB. The systems support RAID 6 dual parity. Winchester also launched a dual-Intel Xeon processor rugged server with eight cores.
Samsung launches 1.5 TB green drive
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. rolled out the EcoGreen F2EG hard disk with 500 GB per disk and 1.5 TB of total capacity. The disk has increased recording density and uses a low-power, low-heat, low-noise operation technology called EcoTriangle.
CRU-DataPort rolled out a portable DataRAID PDR610 iSCSI enclosure at FOSE 2009. The enclosure transports up to 9 TB with a built-in RAID controller. It has a dual-Gigabit Ethernet interface and six drive bays with vibration-resistant removable drive carriers.
Chelsio, IBM to develop 10 Gigabit Ethernet chips