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Atempo Inc. today announced it has signed a technology supplier agreement with Compaq Computer Corp. to supply to Compaq a NDMP (Network Data Management Protocol) interface for Compaq's StorageWorks NAS.
According to Atempo, the new interface will allow Compaq and its customers to perform backup and restore of StorageWorks NAS data without loading any software on the system while leveraging the latest NDMP functionalities.
"Managing the continued explosion and availability of data for critical applications by using solutions based on open-standards such as NDMP is becoming increasingly important for our customers," said John Young, vice president and general manager for Compaq Enterprise Storage Group's Network Attached Storage Division...In order to provide the required best-in-class NDMP support for Compaq StorageWorks NAS, we are teaming up with Atempo to deliver a wealth of combined technology expertise."
David Swafford, vice president, strategic alliances at Atempo, echoed Young's remarks: "Since its inception, Atempo has been committed to open, interoperable storage networks, as evidenced by our involvement in the NDMP consortium, as well as the Open Storage Networking initiative. Over the years, we have gained a strong expertise around storage networking and NDMP, and we are very pleased and proud to have been selected by Compaq to co-develop this high performance NDMP interface."