Compaq extends enterprise network storage architecture

Compaq Computer Middle East has unveiled of extensions to its enterprise network storage architecture (ENSA).

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By  Matthew Southwell Published  August 19, 2001

Compaq Computer Middle East has unveiled of extensions to its enterprise network storage architecture (ENSA) as it aims to help business build superior networked storage infrastructures. The introduction of ENSA is the latest instalment of Compaq’s attempt to turn storage into a utility service.

The architectural expansions encompass six advanced technologies that enhance the ENSA storage utility to help customers solve their most pressing storage challenges. These include DtS architecture; storage network scaling that scales fibre channel storage networks with IP networks; universal network storage for additional flexibility and VersaStor virtualisation technology to provide a layer of abstraction between the logical and physical views of storage and data.

“Compaq has delivered on the vision it unveiled in 1998 when ENSA was first launched,” says Hamid Hassan, enterprise business group manager, Gulf and Levant, Compaq Computer Middle East.

“ENSA has enabled Compaq customers around the world to increase business velocity by improving flexibility, efficiency, and service levels. An ENSA storage utility is the foundation of today’s successful business model. Compaq is pleased to help its customers take business velocity to the next level by enhancing the world’s most successful storage utility architecture,” he adds.

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