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Eric the Intransa Gent: Page 2 of 3

The original concept for Intransa was investigated at 3Com and “most of the staff and intellectual property at Intransa came from us,” says an insider there.

“But the support wasn’t there,” according to Intransa’s founder and president, Peter Wang. Previously he ran the corporate technology group at 3Com before eventually leaving to set up the operation as an independent company last year.

It seems there's little love lost between the two firms today.

Like the shopping list of other startups in this space, Intransa is building a system to address the convergence between IP networks and storage, “to scale-up storage using the network,” Wang says. That describes just about every company on the Byte and Switch Top 10 list of private companies (see Top Ten Private
Storage Networking Companies

Press material on Intransa states it is: “Building a storage product family that will radically reduce the complexity of mid range through enterprise level, networked storage solutions leveraging Ethernet and IP networking.”