Auspex Systems - circa 2002
Auspex introduced the world's first
Network Attached Storage
(NAS) server shortly after its founding in 1987, creating a new breed of storage
appliance offering significant performance and administrative benefits over
general-purpose file servers. Auspex's enterprise-class network servers are used
worldwide for consolidated information storage and delivery. Auspex also is
leading the convergence of NAS with
Storage Area Networks
(SANs) with the NSc3000 Network Storage Controller, the first multivendor
- editor mentions on STORAGEsearch.com
Editor's notes:- from
Architecture Guide is an enduring legacy for Auspex which went bankrupt
in June 2003.
What happened to their assets?
bought Auspex Systems' patents.
Auspex started out as a manufacturer
of SPARC based servers.
In 1992 - the
SPARC Product Directory
listed details of their NS 3000 server.
The 42" high cabinet had
96MB ECC RAM, 20GB HDD storage and 8 VMEbus expansion slots. It delivered 675
4 ethernets, at 70mS response time.)
Auspex's last SPARC server,
introduced in Q3 1994, was the NS 7000, with 180GB HDD storage.
processors and supported upto 24 ethernets and 4 FDDI networks.