Capricorn Technologies Spins Off from the Internet Archive


San Francisco, CA, July 1, 2004 – The Internet Archive has announced the spinoff of Capricorn Technologies as a separate, commercial entity. Capricorn designs, develops, and manufactures large-scale storage systems for enterprise, scientific, and archival applications.

Capricorn Technologies traces its roots to the development of the PetaBox at the Internet Archive. “We developed our own storage solutions at the Archive because there was nothing available that achieved what we knew was possible,’ said C.R. Saikley, President and CEO of Capricorn. “Now we are uniquely positioned to offer these solutions commercially.”

Capricorn Technologies’ initial product offerings will focus on ATA-based storage products. Capricorn’s ability to provide high-density storage solutions with very low power consumption results in highly-reliable systems with the lowest possible total cost of ownership.

“We are delighted to launch Capricorn Technologies to build on the open-source technologies developed at the Internet Archive”, said Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle. “We look forward to being a customer of this exciting new venture.”

About the Internet Archive
The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit that was founded to build an ‘Internet library,’ with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996 and located in the Presidio of San Francisco, the Archive has been receiving data donations from Alexa Internet and others. In late 1999, the organization started to grow to include more well-rounded collections. Now the Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections.

About Capricorn Technologies
Capricorn Technologies Inc. was founded in 2004 and provides petabyte-class storage solutions to organizations worldwide. Capricorn's PetaBox technology grew out of a search for high density, low cost, low power storage systems for the world's largest data collections. Capricorn Technologies is proud to be a leader in the next data storage revolution.

For more information please contact:

Capricorn Technologies
1021 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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