Copan explains Maid storage principles

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

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.