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Compaq wins order from P&O Ports

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Compaq India's enterprise storage division has been chosen by P&O Ports, a port operator, to implement a Disaster Recovery (DR) solution for their port operations at Chennai Port Trust. The solution consists of a production site and a disaster site separated by 2 kilometers, built with Compaq's RA8000-based SAN, SANworks Data Replication Manager (DRM), MSL 5026 Tape Library and AlphaServer DS20E.

The DR solution is based on Compaq SANworks Data Replication Manager (DRM), using redundant fiber links to connect the production and disaster sites. The production site, which is the primary data storage site, will consist of an AlphaServer DS20E server cluster complete with an RA8000 Fibre Channel (FC) Storage Array and MSL 5026 Library. The disaster site or the secondary site will consist of an AlphaServer DS20E and an RA8000 storage system.





"We needed a robust Disaster Recovery solution given our logistics and data intensive business operations. Compaq was the obvious choice given their competence in consulting, planning and implementation of Disaster Management solutions to suit specific needs", said P Rengarajan, IT manager - South Asia & Middle East, P&O Ports. "Compaq's solution will simplify our port operations to a great extent by enabling mission critical data storage and data backup, thereby ensuring high data availability at any

given point in time."

"P&O Ports is one of the most technologically progressive port operators in the world. This win reiterates Compaq's industry leadership and technology expertise in customized Disaster Management Solutions and storage," said Owais Khan, business manager, Enterprise Storage, Compaq India. "It also highlights the growing awareness of the need for sound Disaster Management Solutions for business continuance," he added.

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