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Amperif Enters Unisys-Burroughs Market

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Amperif Enters Unisys-Burroughs Market

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Amperif Enters Unisys/Burroughs Market

Amperif Corporation is entering the Unisys/Burroughs A and V Series mainframe peripherals marketplace with the debut of an integrated fault tolerant, high performance mass storage system combining rotating disk, cache disk and solid state disk.

Cache disk technology has been successfully implemented in the company's Unisys 1100/2200 Series-compatible mass storage products for more than eight years, providing increased performance improvement to Unisys 1100 and 2200 mainframes.

The new Amperif Model 8200-30 is a fault tolerant implementation of this same cache disk technology, combining innovative mirrored image cache and nonvolatile memory technology. As a true fault tolerant system, the 8200-30 has no single point of failure.

Mirrored image cache allows users to maintain two identical copies of the data in cache. Each mirror cache module has its own memory control, power supply and battery backup, so if there's any component failure or power outage in one of the modules, no data is lost.

"Although a cache disk mass storage technology is available to other mainframe computer users, it has never been implemented before in Unisys A and V Series environments," said Peter Zinsli, Amperif vice president of marketing. …

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