Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Incipient - Storage Virtualization

www.incipient.com (Also see www.3Par.com) Incipient, Inc. (Incipient) was founded on the vision of providing a scalable, network resident software platform that offers storage services to reduce cost and simplify operational complexity in enterprise storage environments. Its software technology leverages next generation intelligent Fibre Channel (FC) switch technology as the platform where it delivers a common set of storage services. These services are delivered throughout an enterprise SAN environment, independent of host systems and storage arrays. Incipient's product, the Incipient Network Storage Platform (Incipient NSP) is a software platform with layered add-on applications, each providing a separate storage solution such as Network Data Mobility, Network Volume Management and Network Copy Services. Incipient NSP supports heterogeneous storage infrastructures and is targeted for mid-sized to large enterprise storage environments.

Incipient NSP software resides in the network, embedded in intelligent FC switches. Its management console is located on a separate host system. Incipient NSP either supports or will support intelligent FC switches manufactured by industry leading companies such as Cisco, Brocade, McDATA and others.

Incipient NSP is a key software platform enabling Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) strategies and heterogeneous Tiered Storage environments.