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Copan Bows Storage Discovery Tool

LONGMONT, Colo. -- COPAN Systems, the leader in persistent data storage solutions, today announced the availability of its new Persistent Data Discovery Tool to help organizations better understand the vastly underestimated prevalence of persistent data in their storage networks and the massive economic and environmental costs associated with it.

Persistent data -- unchanging or static data that makes up the wide majority of data stored by enterprises -- is at the heart of the data overload problem that plagues large corporations. But COPAN Systems' recent Persistent Data survey identified that over 70 percent of respondents are inappropriately storing persistent data on an expensive primary storage system or on a mix of primary and archival systems. This needlessly wastes untold amounts of storage capacity, energy and cooling costs as well as management resources in a typical Fortune 1000 data center.

"The mantra to 'do more with less' is always heard in IT, but it naturally gets even louder in tight economic times," said Mark Peters, an analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "COPAN's main point has always been to put persistent data on an appropriate storage system, and its new Discovery Tool helps locate and size that persistent data within an organization's overall unstructured storage. Users with an unlimited budget and a desire to 'use more to do more' probably won't be interested, everyone else risks nothing to run the free tool, and might just uncover some useful management insights."

Copan Systems Inc.