Copan explains Maid storage principles

Copan explains Maid storage principles

Summary: At Storage Expo 2008, Copan Systems explains why having massive arrays of disks doing nothing makes sense in terms of saving energy

TOPICS: Storage

It is a year-and-a-half since Copan Systems first opened an office in the UK as part of its planned expansion into Europe.

In that time, the US company has enjoyed some success in growing and attracting key partners, such as Quantum.

At Storage Expo 2008, the company demonstrated its Maid (Massive Arrays of Idle Disks) technology and explained how keeping disks available but not spinning makes sense in terms of saving energy.

Topic: Storage


Colin Barker is based in London and is Senior Reporter for ZDNet. He has been writing about the IT business for some 30-plus years. He still enjoys it.

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