Compaq claims cost savings through standardisation for its latest network storage appliance.
The TaskSmart N-Series cluster provides scalability of up to 10TB, which Compaq hopes will match the "exponential" demands for storage from New Zealand industry. It is based on ProLiant server and StorageWorks technologies and powered by Windows 2000 Advanced Server optimised for network-attached storage (NAS) devices.
Product marketing manager Jeff Healey says the appliance is the first NAS cluster built on industry-standard hardware, operating systems and application software technology. It allows customers seamless integration into existing server and storage environments while protecting against downtime, he says.
Compaq resellers will have the cluster model within the next few weeks.