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Compaq StorageWorks Uncaps the Power of Virtually Boundless Storage
HOUSTON, October 22, 2001
Compaq Computer Corporation
The StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Arraycalled Enterpriseis the company's new virtual RAID solution that removes the limitations of traditional storage architectures, superseding monolithic systems such as those being sold by EMC, IBM, and Hitachi Data Systems.
Enterprise exceeds the demands of today's robust storage requirements with support for strategic growth platforms and applications, Universal Network Storage, disk-based backup and recovery, rich media optimization, global storage networking, ultra-high performance, availability and scalability, and simplified management.
Mark Lewis, vice president and general manager of Compaq's Enterprise Storage Group, said: "The StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array enables growing organizations to lower the total cost of storage ownership by doubling storage utilization and effective capacity, stretching virtual pool capacity beyond physical capacity, multiplying storage management productivity, reducing application downtime, and supporting NAS data in a common Universal Network Storage pool that is more easily managed than disparate storage islands."
John Webster, senior analyst and IT advisor at Illuminata, said: "With the introduction of Enterprise, Compaq has taken the required attributes for production data-center-class storage arrays and effectively combined them with cost-effective modularity and virtualized manageability, producing a superior offering of price and performance."
"The fact that Enterprise was designed to help customers manage explosive growth of business critical data with fewer physical and human resources has led to advance Enterprise orders totaling more than 250 terabytes," said Roger Archibald, vice president of Compaq's Enterprise Storage Array Division. "This represents a phenomenal expression of customer confidence in Enterprise and reflects enormous enthusiasm for its unique, industry-leading features."
Enterprise in the Real World
"Deutsche Post World Net was glad to get the opportunity to test the new Compaq Enterprise Storage System," said Horst Gosch, director of DPWN's Competence Center. "The simplified administration and configuration is most impressive. We believe that the announcement of Enterprise will further elevate Compaq's position as the leading global SAN provider."
Enterprise Unique Features
Unique Enterprise features include optimization for global storage networking, VersaStor Technology that enables Vraid, Vsnaps and Snapclones, LiteTouch Management, and Top Gun performance, availability and scalability. Together, these powerful features set a new benchmark for enterprise storage value.
Enterprise User Benefits
Enterprise's revolutionary architecture can deliver the following benefits to users of enterprise-class storage:
Enterprise comes with a full 3-year warranty.
For more information, please visit www.compaq.com/products/storageworks/
About Compaq StorageWorks
Compaq StorageWorks, the number one global storage solutions supplier, is the leader in the development and delivery of the enterprise SAN. Recognized for its vision and ability to execute, StorageWorks is committed to driving radical simplification and investment protection for enterprise and SMB customers. By continuing to extend its Enterprise Network Storage Architecture (ENSA) in key areas such as virtualization, automation, universal network storage and life cycle data management, StorageWorks enables customers to efficiently manage complex, mixed storage environments. More information is available at www.compaq.com/storage.
Founded in 1982, Compaq Computer Corporation ("Compaq") is a leading global provider of enterprise technology and solutions. Compaq designs, develops, manufactures and markets hardware, software, solutions and services, including industry-leading enterprise storage and computing solutions, fault-tolerant business-critical solutions, communication products, and desktop and portable personal computers that are sold in more than 200 countries. Information on Compaq and its products and services is available at http://www.compaq.com.