Compaq adds snapshot to ENSA
As part of a number of SAN-related announcements, Compaq has added snapshot capabilities to its Enterprise Storage Network Architecture (ENSA) framework. The snapshot featurecalled Storage-Works Enterprise Volume Manager (EVM)provides point-in-time copies of data and parallel processing for system backups and data migration. One key benefit is the virtual elimination of backup windows by allowing non-disruptive backup/recovery operations. EVM allows administrators to mount a volume on a second server without rebooting. EVM is priced at $5,900.
Through a partnership with Computer Network Technology (CNT), Compaq also introduced the ability to perform data replication over wide area networks (WANs) using asynchronous transfer mode (ATM).