Compaq Provides Battery Back Write Cache Capabilities to Increase Cache Availability and Preserve Data (Advisory)
HOUSTON, February 26, 2002
Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ) today announced the availability of the Compaq Smart Array 5i Plus Controller and Battery Back Write Cache (BBWC) Enabler and the 256MB BBWC upgrade module. These new tools help protect customers against data loss during server power supply or RAID controller failure. The Smart Array 5i Plus Controller will be available in industry-standard Compaq ProLiant DL380, and ProLiant ML370 server models. The 256MB BBWC upgrade module works with the Compaq Smart Array 5300 series, Smart Array Cluster Storage, and StorageWorks MSA 1000. Both tools increase controller cache, thereby boosting reliability.
As part of its adaptive infrastructure blueprint, Compaq is delivering tools and technologies for ProLiant servers, such as intelligent fault resilience and storage solutions, to help customers adapt to dynamic business and IT environments. The new BBWC technologies provide customers with enhanced server performance and reliability and increased data protection.
For more details, please visit Compaq's Web site at www.compaq.com/smartarray.
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