Storage Clips: LTO tape hits 77% market share

Gartner reports that LTO-based tape drives reached 77% market share over SDLT and SAIT in 2004; Quicken Loans deploys EMC ControlCenter.

LTO hits 77% market share
Certance (now owned by Quantum Corp.), Hewlett-Packard Co. and IBM -- the three vendors of the LTO (Linear Tape-Open) Program -- today announced that LTO-based tape drives reached 77% market share over super DLT and super AIT in 2004, according to the May 17, 2005 report by Gartner Inc., "Tape Drive Market Shares, 2004." The report notes that more than 350,000 LTO-based drives shipped in 2004, compared to 260,000 LTO-based drives in 2003 -- a 35% increase year over year, maintaining its pace of growth.

Quicken Loans picks EMC for ILM
EMC Corp. announced that Quicken Loans has implemented EMC Corp.'s ControlCenter software to match different classes of information with multiple tiers of storage. ControlCenter differentiates various classes of data and stores it on different levels of EMC storage, such as high-end, mid-tier and content-addressed storage. Quicken also uses ControlCenter's visual topology map of its infrastructure components to monitor performance and test workload.

CorData launch mobile storage biz
CorData Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based storage integrator, announced the launch of StorLab, a division dedicated to offering data protection services and products for the mobile workforce. Among the offerings is StorSync mirroring software for laptop and remote office computers. StorSync mirrors the contents of disk drives onto a centralized replication server and backs up continuously while users are on a network or Internet connection. It also backs up operating systems, applications, data, user preferences, security access and settings. The new division also manages backup services for clients.

Open-E offers iSCSI target software
Open-E GmbH announced iSCSI software products aimed at multiworkstation facilities that need significantly more I/O throughput, but do not have the resources for a Fibre Channel SAN. The Open-E iSCSI software uses Ethernet adapters and switches to transfer data from Windows, Linux, Unix and OS X workstations to an iSCSI network. The Open-E iSCSI small office, home office, and Open-E iSCSI small and midsized businesses are available immediately. An enterprise version will be released in July.

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