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LinuxPR: Exabyte 430 M2 Tape Library Makes Ideal Backup Solution For E-Businesses

Oct 23, 2000, 16:59 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Exabyte Asia Pacific (Nasdaq: EXBT), a performance leader in network backup systems, today announced the compatibility of its new 430 Mammoth 2 (M2) Library to Donovan System's server co-location solutions offering at Internet Business 2000 (IBEX 2000). This translates to quick and reliable data storage and retrieval on the Linux server platform."

"According to a recent report from Computer Times, demand for storage space and bandwidth is increasing rapidly. It is estimated that the average company's data storage needs double very 90 days and in the past year, the total amount of enterprise storage shipments doubled from around 700,000 terabytes to more than 1.4 million. Additionally more than three million petabytes of combined storage space will be shipped to consumers, corporations, manufacturers and resellers by 2001."

"To understand the gargantuan proportions of the amount of data to be stored and shipped, 1 petabyte is equal to 1 x 1015 bytes, which is equivalent to 20 million four-drawer cabinets full of text. Thus, 3 million petabytes is equal to a mind-boggling 60 trillion (6 x 1013) four-drawer cabinets full of text."

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