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Xiotech Introduces New Storage Line that Virtually Eliminates Service and Failures

Xiotech Corporation today announced a new line of storage systems featuring the company's patented Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) technology acquired from Seagate Technology last November. By using ISEs as the fundamental element of storage instead of disk drives, the Emprise storage systems are able to virtually eliminate the need for service, scale from one terabyte to one petabyte and dramatically boost performance, validated by SPC tests. The systems include a five year hardware warranty and there is no price premium for the new technology.

"It's time for a new foundation for storage," said Xiotech Chief Technology Officer Steve Sicola, who led a million-man-hour effort to bring the ISE technology to market. "Exponential growth in data storage capacity continues, but reliability, performance and manageability haven't kept pace. We have fundamentally rethought storage from the ground up, and with the ISE have developed break-through technology, which is tested, proven and ready to go."

Xiotech's new storage systems include two models: the Emprise 7000 storage area network (SAN) system and the Emprise 5000 direct- and switch-attached storage system. The Emprise 7000 system supports up to 64 ISEs and is managed by dual controllers. It includes all of the storage capabilities that are currently available on Xiotech's Magnitude 3D® 4000 line, including the Web Services-based ICON Manager interface, optimal storage virtualization, distributed cluster architecture, intelligent provisioning and a suite of data replication solutions


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Whale Fall
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Dress me up in my new threads
clasp my greasy palms
grease my hair
I'm ready for the fall


Watch at all the decadence
watching the avalanche
I'm slipping down
losing my buoyancy


What's become of us
where have we come
this far, this close
close to the doors


I hear them, sublimal chants
I'm on the run
I race through the human sea
I am the king!


I'm the slave
to my own undoings
I'm the jester in my courtyard
We jest as we run


We're strolling on that thin rope
we grope as we rope
we're true heros
we're the survivors


we're the scavengers
we're the friends
we're the lovers
we're the unbred


Soon awaiting the fall
we're lurking on us
we're osedaxing us
we're soon going to be done
we'll soon be arrested




*osedax(bone devourer, newly discovered marine genus) feeds on a fallen(sunken) whale carcass(which is also called a whale fall). Read more here