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COPAN Systems Receives Five New Patents for Persistent Data Storage Solutions

Thursday, July 31, 2008

COPAN Systems Leads Industry in MAID Technology Innovation

Longmont, CO -- COPAN Systems, the leader in persistent data storage solutions, today announced it has received five new patents that demonstrate the company’s continued commitment to technology innovation. In an industry where storage density, energy efficiency, scalable performance and system reliability are paramount, these new patents drive COPAN Systems technology beyond traditional metrics and ahead of the competition.

"A strong patent portfolio allows us to develop new solutions for the challenges that continue to hold companies back due to explosive data growth," said Chris Santilli, CTO of COPAN Systems. "At COPAN, we will continue to invest in innovation to bring solutions to our customer’s persistent data storage challenges."

The new patents tackle the requirements for massive scale in capacity that has become the driving factor in datacenter economics, including background processing, data routing, proactive drive replacement and drive maintenance and accessing of auxiliary data. COPAN Systems aims to introduce a new approach to scaling these systems without increased cost to the customer or impact to the overall performance. More specifically, COPAN Systems’ newly patented technology aims to:

  • Extend disk connectivity to improve on drive density, providing reduced carbon footprint with its power and cooling capabilities
  • Offer a new approach to processing capabilities (e.g. deduplication) – scaling without decreasing ingest rates or increasing cost and complexity
  • Proactively monitor disk health and maintenance demonstrating the highest level of system reliability
  • Intelligently exercise software extending the service intervals for drive maintenance
  • Intelligently assign access profiles for data objects

With the addition of these new patents, COPAN Systems currently has over 13 core patents contributing to the company’s industry-leading Enterprise MAID (Massive Array of Idle Disks) technology, which addresses the long-term data storage requirements of write-once/read-occasionally data. The company has incorporated the patents to deliver a broad set of persistent data solutions to its Revolution product family, creating the next generation solutions for long-term data retention.

About COPAN Systems

COPAN Systems provides the industry’s only purpose-built Persistent Data platform for cost-effective management, storage, access and recovery of Persistent Data for Global 5000 companies challenged with managing the cost and complexities of accelerated data growth. With the only Enterprise MAID OS in the world, COPAN Systems provide operative best practice for the long-term storage, protection and retrieval of persistent data. The Enterprise MAID architecture dramatically reduces power, cooling and floor space costs in the data center. Expanding to well over 8 PB within a single chassis, COPAN Systems delivers unmatched density and scalability for large enterprise environments, including healthcare, financial, government, media and service provider industries. The company is privately held with investments by Austin Ventures, Globespan Capital, Pequot Ventures, Credit Suisse and Battery Ventures. More information is available at

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