NewsByte 14 August 2001

Compaq Extends Industry-Leading Enterprise Network Storage Architecture

Visionary Architecture that Forged SAN Market Leadership is Enhanced to Accelerate Customers' Business Velocity

Compaq Computer Corporation has unveiled significant extensions to its acclaimed Enterprise Network Storage Architecture (ENSA). Building on the foundation of its successful forbear, ENSA-2 provides a roadmap for enabling businesses to succeed and win in the increasingly competitive world economy with a superior networked storage infrastructure. Compaq introduced ENSA-2, along with six industry-changing storage utility technologies, before an audience of more than 1000 customers in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Compaq has led innovation in the network storage industry from homogeneous storage area networks (SANs) in 1997 to heterogeneous SANs in 1999 and open SAN supported solutions today. With the introduction of ENSA, Compaq was first to envision storage as a utility service, and has subsequently delivered on that vision with eleven major product and solution launches. Today, Compaq is the acknowledged leading supplier of SAN-based storage systems.