PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 26, 2001 - Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HWP) today launched HP Federated Storage Area Management (FSAM), the company's strategy for delivering solutions and technologies to manage unpredictable business storage demands. At the same time, HP announced its first solutions resulting from FSAM.
When fully implemented, FSAM is expected to enable organizations to use all of the storage resources in a given domain to manage the unpredictability of capacity demand, staffing availability and business continuance. This in turn will lead to up to a ten-fold increase(1) in storage scale within the same "people-print," the number of people required to manage a storage environment.
According to Gartner Group, storage area management "is the centralized management of resources and data across a storage domain, providing shared services to a group of servers and their applications."(2) HP extends this definition, defining FSAM as a more effectively administered management network of modular storage appliances that, when integrated with storage area management software, subsystems and services, creates a naturally scalable environment of federated storage resources. The HP solutions include HP Surestore hardware, HP OpenView software and HP integrated storage services.
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