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EMC Corporation offers systems, softwares, and services for information lifecycle management worldwide. It operates in four segments: Information Storage Products, Software Group Products and Services, Information Storage and Management Services, and VMware Software Products and Services. The Information Storage Products segment offers networked information storage systems used in a storage area network, networked attached storage, content addressed storage, or direct attached storage environment, as well as platform-based software that controls and enables functions that take place within the networked storage system. The Software Group Products and Services segment develops storage management software that automates, protects, and manages multivendor storage infrastructures; and content management software that enable users to create, manage, deliver, and archive unstructured content, including documents, Web pages, and media. The Information Storage and Management Services segment offers technology solutions, and customer service and education to enable its customers build and manage information technology infrastructures. It also provides consulting, assessments, implementations, integration, operations management, support, and maintenance. The VMware Software Products and Services segment offers software that provides a layer of abstraction between the computing, storage, and networking hardware, as well as the software that runs on it. The company's products and services are used in various computing platforms, storage systems, and software applications, including transaction processing, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, data warehousing, e-commerce, content management, business intelligence, email, and Web hosting. EMC was founded in 1979 by Richard J. Egan and Roger Marino. The company is headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.
QUANTUM CORPORATION (QTM)
Quantum Corporation, a storage company, provides backup, recovery, and archive solutions worldwide. It offers a range of disk, tape, and software solutions to information technology departments in various organizations for protecting, retaining, and accessing their digital assets. The company's products include tape automation products, such as autoloaders and entry-level, midrange, and enterprise libraries; disk-based backup appliances and virtual tape library systems; and data management software products for open system computing environments. It also offers device and media products, such as removable disk devices, as well as a range of tape drives and media representing various tape technology formats, including LTO, DLT, DAT/DDS, and Travan. The company markets its products to value added resellers, original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and end customers. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
Iomega Corporation engages in the design and marketing of products that enable customers to protect, secure, capture, and share their digital information. The company's product portfolio includes Zip drives, compact disc - rewritable drives, digital versatile disc rewritable drives, hard disk drives (HDD), portable HDD drives, external hard drives, universal serial bus flash drives, solid state memory devices, and floppy drives, as well as various software that provides automatic backup, CD/DVD writing capability, the ability to recover and use a computer system directly from certain drives in the event of a computer system failure, and the ability to launch Active Disk applications automatically. It also offers REV drives, a removable hard disk storage system; REV-based Autoloader; Network Attached Storage servers, which provide network-connected storage targeted towards small and medium-sized businesses and enterprise workgroups; and aftermarket service plans. Iomega primarily sells its products through computer product and consumer electronic distributors, retailers, catalogs, value added resellers, original equipment manufacturers, private label customers, and on its own Web site. Iomega was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION (WDC)
Western Digital Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of hard disk drives worldwide. Its hard disk drive products include 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch form factor drives. The company's hard disk drives are used in desktop personal computers; notebook computers; enterprise applications, such as servers, workstations, network attached storage, and storage area networks; and consumer electronics products, such as personal/digital video recorders and satellite and cable set-top boxes. In addition, the company's hard disk drives are used in external hard disk drive products that feature high speed buses, such as 1394/ FireWire/iLinktm, universal serial bus, and Ethernet. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers for inclusion in computer systems or subsystems; and to distributors, resellers, and retailers. Western Digital was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, California.
Ciprico, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of storage and system solutions for digital media applications in the United States. It offers a range of open platform disk-based solutions, which include products that implement redundant array of independent disks (RAID) techniques; and network attached storage systems that focus on networked digital media workgroup applications. The company offers MediaVault, FibreSTORE, NETarray, and DiMeda product families. Its MediaVault products combine MediaVault's high bandwidth attributes with high definition and film resolution software/hardware components. Ciprico's FibreSTORE family combines fault-tolerant RAID architecture with an embedded software layer to provide reliability for multistream online applications. It markets its FibreSTORE products as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) product. The company's NETarray family is targeted for digital media and general purpose storage applications. NETarray products integrate the serial advanced technology attachment with Fibre Channel RAID system. Its DiMeda family is based on network attached storage technology that provides shared storage utilizing Internet protocol based networking protocols. The company's solutions combine storage, networking, and computing technologies to improve the productivity of customer workflows for the capture, creation, manipulation, archival, management, and distribution of digital assets. Ciprico serves content creation, post production, broadcast, military and government, and other media application markets. It sells its products through a direct sales force calling on a combination of OEMs, system integrators, distribution partners, and dealers in the United States, and via independent representative organizations in Canada and Europe. The company was formed as Computer Products Corporation in 1978 and changed its name to Ciprico, Inc. in 1983. Ciprico is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS (STX)
Seagate Technology engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a range of enterprise, desktop, mobile computing, and consumer electronics applications. The company produces a range of disc drive products for enterprise applications, such as Cheetah and Savvio family, which are primarily used in enterprise servers, mainframes, and workstations. It also produces U Series X and Barracuda ATA/SATA family disk drives for desktop applications, which are used in desktop computers; Momentus family disk drives for mobile computing applications that are used in notebook computers. In addition, the company produces ST1, U Series X, and Barracuda ATA/SATA family of disk drives for consumer electronics applications, which are used in digital video recorders, digital music players, gaming devices, global positioning navigation systems, and photo printers. It sells its disc drives primarily to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), as well as to small OEMs, dealers, system integrators, and retailers worldwide through distributors. Seagate Technology was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in George Town, Cayman Islands.
HUTCHINSON TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED (HTCH)
Hutchinson Technology Incorporated and its subsidiaries engage in the design, development, manufacture, and supply of suspension assemblies for hard disk drives. It offers etched and stamped component-level parts, such as flexures and baseplates that are used in connection with or related to suspension assemblies. The company also develops InSpectra Tissue Spectrometer, a medical device that uses an optical technology to measure local oxygen saturation of hemoglobin in tissue. Hutchinson sells its products to disk drive manufacturers and their suppliers, including recording head manufacturers worldwide. Hutchinson Technology was co-founded by Jeffrey W. Green and Jon Geiss in 1965 as Hutchinson Industrial Corporation. It changed its name to Hutchinson Technology Incorporated in 1982. The company is headquartered in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
ALANCO TECHNOLOGIES INC (ALAN)
Alanco Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, production, marketing, and distribution of radio frequency identification (RFID) tracking technology and data storage products primarily in the United States. It develops TSI PRISM, a wireless RFID tracking technology that is used primarily in correctional facilities, security management, and personnel monitoring. The company also designs and manufactures emulators, legacy computer data storage subsystems, which serves as translators between older legacy computers and storage devices; and also provides storage system solutions. In addition, Alanco Technologies manufactures and markets storage networking products and provides optical storage devices, such as CD/DVD-ROM servers. It sells its data storage products to users of special application legacy computers, such as airplane flight simulators, nuclear power control systems, and missile tracking computer systems. The company markets its products through direct sales representatives, a network of lobbyists, independent sales representatives, and distributors. Alanco Technologies has a partnership with AeroScout, Inc. to develop and deliver a 2.4 GHz real-time location solution for the corrections industry. The company was incorporated in 1969 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS INC (BRCD)
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, marketing, sale, and support of data storage networking and data management solutions. It offers storage networking switches, which provide bandwidth and high-speed routing of data; port switches, including fixed-port services, modular chassis, and embedded blades; and support key applications, such as data backup, remote mirroring, and clustering, as well as provides transaction processing applications that consist of enterprise resource planning and data warehousing. The company also offers fabric operating system that provides the infrastructure for deploying storage area networks (SANs), as well as provides management tools that enable end-users to manage and administer its SANs. Brocade Communications Systems also provides AP7420, an intelligent switching platform that is designed to host SAN fabric-based storage management applications while integrating with existing Brocade SAN infrastructures. In addition, it provides application infrastructure solutions, which comprise software and/or systems that are connected to a customer's shared storage environment to provide new capabilities for the customer that extend and complement the customer's storage network. These infrastructure solutions include application resource services, data migration services, and file services. In addition, the company offers a range of professional and support services to facilitate customer projects; to assist customers in the design, implementation, and operation of SAN; and to provide extended customer support. Brocade Communications Systems markets its products through various distribution partners, including original equipment manufacturer partners, value-added distributors and resellers, and systems integrators worldwide. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
LASERCARD CORPORATION (LCRD)
LaserCard Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and marketing of optical memory cards, chip-ready smart/optical cards, and other identification cards. Its secure identification cards are used for border security, digital governance, and national identification in various countries worldwide. In addition, the company manufactures optical card read/write drives and develops optical card system software, card-related data systems, and peripherals. It also manufactures advanced-technology cards; and markets cards, system solutions, and card personalization printers. The company markets its products through value-added resellers in the United States and other countries. LaserCard Corporation was founded in 1967. It was formerly known as Drexler Technology Corporation and changed its name to LaserCard Corporation in October 2004. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
SimpleTech, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of various memory and storage products. Its memory and storage products are based on dynamic random access memory, static random access memory, and Flash memory technologies. These products are used in consumer electronics, computing, defense and aerospace, networking and communications, and original equipment manufacturer applications. The company also produces a range of connectivity products that connect memory cards and hard drive upgrade kits to personal computers. SimpleTech sells its products through value added resellers, mail order, distributors, and mass market retailers. The company was founded in 1990 as Simple Technology, Inc. and changed its name to SimpleTech, Inc. in 2001. SimpleTech is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.
Xyratex, Ltd. provides enterprise data storage subsystems and network technology in the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as in Asia and Europe. The company designs, develops, and manufactures enabling technology that provides customers with data storage products to support high-performance storage and data communication networks. It operates in two segments, Storage and Network Systems and Storage Infrastructure. Storage and Network Systems segment provides data storage subsystems to support various communication technologies and performance specifications. These systems include Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) and Switched Bunch of Disks (SBOD) technology. It designs and manufactures three product lines of storage subsystems: JBOD Subsystems, SBOD Subsystems, and RAID Subsystems. Storage Infrastructure segment offers automated disk drive test solutions, servo track writing technology, and disk automation solutions for high-volume manufacturing environments. Xyratex markets its products to original equipment and disk drive manufacturers. The company was founded in 1966. It was formerly known as Xyratex Group, Ltd. and changed its name to Xyratex, Ltd. in June 2004. Xyratex is headquartered in Havant, the United Kingdom.
DOT HILL SYSTEMS CORPORATION (HILL)
Dot Hill Systems Corp. provides storage systems for organizations that require networked storage and data management solutions in an open-systems architecture. The company's storage solutions consist of integrated hardware and software products, employing a modular system that enables end-users to add capacity as needed. Its product lines range from approximately 72 gigabyte to 35 terabyte storage systems. The company sells its products worldwide through original equipment manufacturers, systems integrators, and distributors. The company is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.
NETWORK APPLIANCE INC (NTAP)
Network Appliance, Inc. provides enterprise storage and data management software and hardware products and services. Its storage systems include fabric-attached storage enterprise systems designed for network-centric enterprise information technology infrastructures and support network-attached storage, storage area network, and Internet small computer system interface environments with unified solutions; V-Series family of network-based, storage virtualization solutions, which offer data management software for sharing, consolidating, protecting, and recovering data across various heterogeneous storage systems; NearStore Systems to enhance data backup and recovery architectures, store reference and regulated data, and archive infrequently accessed files on ATA drives; and a suite of secure content and application delivery appliances for Internet security, Web content and application acceleration, and video delivery. In addition, the company provides an integrated storage appliance that uses software for storage administration and data availability, together with hardware; and NetCache Web delivery and security appliances that support various applications, including proxy, Web caching, content filtering, virus scanning, Web application management, streaming media delivery, content distribution, and usage analysis applications. Further, Network Appliance offers support, consulting, and training services. The company markets and distributes its products worldwide through a direct sales force, value-added resellers, system integrators, original equipment manufacturers, and distributors. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
DATARAM CORPORATION (DRAM)
Dataram Corporation engages in the developer, manufacturing, and marketing of capacity memory products primarily used in network servers and workstations. It provides customized memory solutions for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and compatible memory for computers manufactured by various companies. The company also manufactures a line of memory products for Intel motherboard based servers. Dataram sells its products primarily to OEMs, distributors, value-added resellers, and end users in the United States, Europe, and Asia-Pacific region. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey.
IMATION CORPORATION (IMN)
Imation Corp. engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of magnetic and optical removable data storage products to information technology systems users worldwide. Its products primarily include magnetic tape cartridges, magnetic diskettes, recordable optical disks, and universal serial bus removable flash drives. The company's removable storage media products are used in conjunction with hardware devices, including tape libraries; floppy disk and optical disc drives; certain consumer electronic devices; and desktop and laptop computers developed and sold by other companies. Imation's data storage media products are used in various application areas, such as enterprise data centers; the network server environment at the midrange and entry-level; and personal storage applications for consumer electronics devices, and desktop or laptop computers. It offers its products primarily through distributors, value-added resellers, original equipment manufacturers, and retailers to business and individual consumers primarily in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Canada. Imation is headquartered in Oakdale, Minnesota.
Ampex Corporation engages in the development and licensing of visual information technology worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Recorders and Licensing. The Recorders segment engages in the sale and service of data acquisition and instrumentation recorders, and mass data storage products. The Licensing segment licenses intellectual property to manufacturers of consumer digital video products. Ampex Corporation develops proprietary technology relating to the electronic storage, processing, and retrieval of data, primarily images. It holds patents and patent applications covering digital image-processing, data compression, and recording technologies. The company's technology solutions are used in the design and manufacture of data storage products, principally used in intelligence gathering and defense applications to gather digital images and other data from aircraft, satellites, and submarines. The company was founded in 1944 and is based in Redwood City, California.
ISILON SYSTEMS INC (ISLN)
Isilon Systems, Inc. engages in the design, development, and marketing of clustered storage systems for storing and managing digital content in the United States and internationally. It sells clustered storage systems that consist of three or more storage nodes, which comprise its proprietary software and hardware components integrated into a self-contained 3.5-inch rack-mountable chassis. The company also offers OneFS operating system software used in its storage systems. It serves various industries consisting of media and entertainment, Internet, cable and telecommunications, oil and gas, life sciences, manufacturing, and the federal government. The company sells its products and services indirectly through channel partners, including value-added resellers and distributors, as well as directly through its field sales force. Isilon Systems was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
OVERLAND STORAGE INC (OVRL)
Overland Storage, Inc. delivers data protection solutions designed for backup and recovery to ensure business continuity. Its primary products include NEO SERIES, automated tape libraries that set the standard for automated and scalable storage; and REO SERIES, disk-based backup acceleration solutions. The company also offers desktop and internal upgrade tape drives; spares and post warranty return-to-factory and onsite service; and media, including tape cartridges for SDLT and linear tape open formats. In addition, it offers variable rate randomizer that is embedded in an applications specific integrated circuit chip. The company's products are used in various sectors, including financial services, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, broadcasting, research and development, and other. Its customers include small and midsize businesses, as well as divisions and operating units of multinational corporations, governmental organizations, universities, and other nonprofit institutions. Overland sells its products through original equipment manufacturers, commercial distributors, storage integrators, and value-added resellers worldwide. The company was founded in 1980 as Overland Data, Inc. and changed its name to Overland Storage, Inc. in 2002. Overland is headquartered in San Diego, California.