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Frame relay switch an Ennovation

Ennovate Networks has announced a multiservice edge switch for frame relay and IP service creation. The Envoy 700 is designed for small points of presence or collocations with limited space. The Envoy 700 features a seven-slot chassis that houses channelised T-1/E-1, T-3, ATM T-3/E-3, OC-3, packet-over-SONET OC-3, Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet. Ennovate has also rolled out a new three-port channelised T-3 network interface card as well. The system offers IP routing, traffic management, native frame relay switching, and digital access and cross-connect system functionality, Ennovate says. All line modules are interchangeable with the 16-slot Envoy 1600, the higher end predecessor to the Envoy 700.www.ennovatenetworks.comCompaq expands SAN storage capacityCompaq has announced a raft of storage products for corporate users who wish to divorce their Fibre Channel storage-area networks (SAN) from legacy SCSI storage. The new products also target small business customers looking to securely store mission-critical departmental applications without breaking the bank shelling out large amounts of cash with an enterprise-class storage system.

The company introduced four mid- to-high level storage devices and one piece of back-up software that work with Windows NT, Windows 2000, Linux, NetWare, Tru64 Unix, OpenVMS, Solaris, HP-UX and AIX servers. They are: the Modular Array 6000; Enclosure 4300; SSL 2020 AIT Library; TA 1000 AIT Tape Array; and enhancements to the StorageWorks back-up product.

IBM, Nortel help fund B2B exchange

IBM, Nortel and several Japan electronics manufacturers have launched a business-to-business online trading exchange to buy and sell computer components, electronics and telecom equipment. The venture, dubbed, will compete with a similar planned business-to-business exchange that Hewlett-Packard and Compaq has announced. The founding members are Hitachi Data Systems, LG Electronics, Matsushita Electric, Nortel, Seagate Technology, Solectron and Toshiba. The main technology partners providing software and support for are Ariba, IBM, i2 Technologies and Aspect Development, which i2 is set to acquire. John Mumford, partner in Crosspoint Venture Partners, has been named acting CEO of, which has launched an executive search to make a permanent management appointment.

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