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Sun and IBM score highest on Greenpeace Cool IT challenge

by on May.27, 2009, under Storage

Sun and IBM score highest on Greenpeace Cool IT challenge

Sun Microsystems and IBM scored the highest in the Greenpeace Cool IT challenge, which rated IT companies on the technologies they offer for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, their advocacy of global emission reduction targets, and their own use of renewable energy and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.


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Sun To Virtualize … Good Old Tape Drives?

by on May.20, 2009, under Storage

Sun To Virtualize K Good Old Tape Drives?



Sun Microsystems has reportedly revealed plans to add one of the newest storage technologies into one of the oldest storage methods in use: tape drives. The news comes from

The company said on Tuesday that it will update its line of StorageTek tape drive systems with a new virtualisation manager.

Sun said that the latest version of the StorageTek drives would support tape capacities of up to 1TB, and overall system capacity of some 90TB.

StorageTek Virtual Systems Manager will allow companies to manage and operate data stored on tape backup for use in tasks such as archiving and disaster recovery.

The vendor hopes that the systems will appeal to companies looking to handle growing capacity while navigating the economic crisis. Sun’s tape storage units have maintained strong growth rates in recent months.


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