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Seagate Technology and XIOtech Corp., a Storage Area Network (SAN) provider, this week announced that Seagate's Barracuda 180-gigabyte disc drives are available for integration with XIOtech's MAGNITUDE SAN, increasing its total usable storage capacity by more than 150 percent.
Brian Dexheimer, executive vice president of worldwide sales, marketing and customer service at Seagate, said, "Storage infrastructures must easily, quickly and economically scale as business needs dictate. The manner in which the MAGNITUDE SAN adapts to and incorporates the latest and greatest drive technologies makes it one of the most scalable storage platforms available today."
According to Richard Blaschke, executive vice president of marketing at XIOtech, "User demand for greater storage capacity and for faster access to their data has driven the need for innovative storage solutions such as our MAGNITUDE SAN and its virtualized architecture. With the MAGNITUDE, users can easily add more resources while all systems are online, and they can keep total cost of ownership in check."
The XIOtech MAGNITUDE is available with the Seagate Barracuda 180 hard disc drive option/upgrade directly from XIOtech and its certified distributors and resellers. The 180-gigabyte drives are available in new MAGNITUDE systems and as upgrades for systems already installed by customers.