Compaq adds snapshot to ENSA

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 feature—called 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).


This article was originally published on December 01, 1999