Compaq StorageWorks Awarded Best of Breed in InternetWeek Lab Tests (Advisory)
HOUSTON, October 9, 2001
For the second year in a row, Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ) proved that its storage area networks (SAN) are the best in the industry by taking home InternetWeek's "Best of Breed" award in the magazine's comprehensive SAN Lab Test.
Compaq's StorageWorks™ Solution beat out IBM's Shark and QLogic for top honors in InternetWeek's SAN Lab Test, which was conducted at the University of Hawaii Advanced Network Computing Laboratory. Compaq received A's in each of seven categories.
Although Compaq's products were also hailed as the best of breed last year, its current entry was reported to be increasingly interoperable, allowing users to implement a wide array of servers such as the IBM RS/6000 and add nodes with Fibre Channel cards from a variety of manufacturers. The system received extra points for separating two SANs with 25 kilometers of fiber, maintaining no single point of failure. Additionally, Compaq delivered the only uninterrupted high-definition video stream of the participating vendors.
For more specific details on the InternetWeek SAN
Lab Test and Best of Breed award please see http://www.internetweek.com/enterprise/enterprise092401-3.htm
for how SANs were tested. For more information on the Compaq
StorageWorks offerings please visit http://www.compaq.com/storage.
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