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HDS Preps Broadway Debut

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) looks set to unveil the bulked-up, version of its TagmaStore storage system next week in an attempt to tap into users' growing capacity demands. (See HDS: Users Pick TagmaStore.)

The last few months have been rife with speculation about the high-end system, code-named "Broadway," and for what HDS describes as a "strategic announcement" for Monday morning.

HDS officials declined to divulge any specifics about the news announcement when contacted earlier today. But an analyst, who asked not to be named, confirmed for Byte and Switch the Broadway debut. "It's the follow-up to the TagmaStore Universal Storage Platform [USP] system," he says, explaining that the system's internal capacity maxes out at around 576 Tbytes. "This is basically a big, centralized, virtual storage system."

The USP family, which was launched in September 2004, currently offers a maximum 332 Tbytes of internal storage. This can also be scaled up to 32 Pbytes with the addition of external storage, according to HDS. (See Hitachi Struts Mr. Universal, Hitachi Enchances TagmaStore, Hitachi Plans Midrange Rollout, and Midrange Makes Its Move.)

Another publicity-shy analyst adds that HDS is "way overdue" for some enhancements to its TagmaStore platform.

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