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COPAN Upgrades Storage Systems

Longmont, Colorado-based COPAN Systems, a developer of data storage devices, said Thursday afternoon that it has upgraded its Revolution 300 Series products. The firm, which develops very high density, power managed storage devices intended for long term storage of data, said the company has increased support for 1TB disk drives in its products; added new hot-standby support to its de-duplication hardware, new data security features, and more cache for its virtual tape library (VTL) support. COPAN's systems are targeted at replacing tape as long term backup storage. The upgrades bring the company's maximum physical storage in its systems to 896TB, or up to 8 PB using de-duplication features.