Unigroup's July 2000 Meeting Announcement

Technology Brief: Data Storage Technologies

Dan Kalagher
Dot Hill Systems

Thursday, July 20, 2000

The Chase Manhattan Bank (formerly Chemical Bank)
55 Water Street, South Tower
13th Floor Conference Room C

6:15 - 6:30 PM Registration
6:30 - 6:40 PM Ask the Wizard - Questions, Answers and Current Events
6:40 - 6:50 PM Unigroup Business
6:50 - 9:30 PM Main Presentation


Unigroup members are invited to the ICCA-NYC Summer Beach Party! There is NO CHARGE for the party and there will be FREE Food and Drink.

The party will be held on August 20th, 2000 at Lido Beach on the South Shore of Long Island (its East of Atlanic Beach). The ICCA-NYC is the New York City Regional chapter of the Independant Computer Consultants Association. The Beach Party is slated as a networking event and families are welcome. Various vendors are sponsoring the event (food, prizes, etc). The only cost will be for parking in the town lot which is adjacent to the beach.

Keep an eye on the ICCA-NYC Home Page for more information. There will be an RSVP Email address posted.


There have been many recent exciting advances in storage technology. Network Attached Storage (NAS) has become mainstream with products such as Quantum's Snap! Server. Storage Area Networks (SANs) have become an important part of large data stores. And perhaps best of all, 160Mb/s LVD SCSI adaptors and 15,000 RPM LVD SCSI Drives are now available for Intel Architecture machines. Tape technology is perhaps lagging behind that of hard disks, but there is now a good selection of high capacity drives out there ranging from DDS4 and AIT to DLT.

The next Unigroup meeting will present a Technology Brief on Data Storage Technology, addressing these new and interesting technologies.

  Web Resources:

   1. Adaptec/DPT        www.adaptec.com
   2. Dot Hill           www.dothill.com
   3. HP                 www.hp.com
   4. MTI                www.mti.com
   5. Mylex              www.mylex.com
   6. Quantum            www.quantum.com
   7. SCSI Trade Assoc.  www.scsita.org
   8. Search Storage     www.searchstorage.com
   9. Seagate            www.seagate.com
  10. Symbios            www.symbios.com
  11. T10 Home Page      www.t10.org
  12. T11 Home Page      www.t11.org
  13. Western Digital    www.westerndigital.com

Description of Talk:

The talk will cover the topics of Fibre vs SCSI, NAS vs SAN, Protecting your "Data Tone" and Futures including InfiniBand.

Speaker Biography:

To be announced.

Company Biography:

Dot Hill Systems Corp. was formed through the merger of Artecon Inc. and Box Hill Systems Corp. The Company has over 50 years of combined experience in providing turnkey storage solutions, primarily for UNIX and Windows NT environments. Dot Hill's mission is to be the leading independent provider of carrier-class data storage and storage area network (SAN) solutions for Internet-generation applications. Dot Hill provides these solutions to a wide range of customers, including many of the world's leading financial institutions, telecommunications companies, government agencies, and Internet service providers (ISPs). With NEBS-certified systems and Internet solution expertise, Dot Hill is uniquely positioned to address the storage requirements for the Internet generation.

Complimentary Refreshments and Food will be served.
This now includes salads and sandwiches (eg. turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna)!

Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!

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