Copan Combines MAID & De-Dupe

Copan Systems combines data de-duplication with MAID to deliver unprecedented cost savings to the enterprise

October 9, 2007

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LONGMONT, Colo. -- COPAN Systems, the industry leader in cost-effective storage solutions for the protection and management of persistent data, today announced the availability of its next-generation MAID (Massive Array of Idle Disks) based product line, the Revolution 300 series. By combining advantages of its enhanced MAID platform with the power of data de-duplication for the first time, COPAN Systems enables enterprises to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of managing the rapidly growing volumes of persistent data. The Revolution 300 series offers the industrys densest, most cost-effective storage solution available, while providing the scalability and flexibility that large corporations demand in managing massive volumes of data.

Enterprises today are faced with exponential increases in the amount of persistent data – defined as write once, read occasionally data – that IT departments are tasked with protecting in the face of declining IT budgets. Uniquely optimized for persistent data, COPAN Systems' enhanced MAID platform only powers up drives when requested by the application and ensures no more than 25 percent of the densely packed drives are ever turned on at the same time. This enables customers to reduce power and cooling costs by at least 75 percent, as well as reduce the solution footprint, and significantly increase the life of the disks.

By adding enterprise class data de-duplication capabilities to the MAID platform, COPAN Systems can eliminate redundant data, offering customers cost savings that have been previously unavailable with disk storage systems. The MAID/de-duplication combination of the Revolution 300T(X) provides secure and reliable access to unmatched capacity of more than 6 PB of persistent data within a single chassis at a price per GB below traditional tape systems, as low as 25 cents/GB. Purpose built for large enterprise architectures, the Revolution 300 Series provides a central repository for customers’ persistent data with new benchmarks for storage and power density.

“There has perhaps been no hotter category of storage than data de-duplication over the last year, and its merits are well documented. By adding MAID into this equation, COPAN Systems is redefining the storage economics of managing persistent data, particularly for the needs of large enterprises,” said Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst for Taneja Group. “COPAN is uniquely positioned to help enterprise customers realize the dramatic effect this combination can deliver, further strengthening the space, power and overall cost savings organizations are now able to achieve.”

Copan Systems Inc.

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