Packetlight Networks Receives Brocade Data Center Ready Status

PacketLight Networks announces that the recently-launched PL-400 has been verified by Brocade Communications Systems as compatible with Brocade-based Storage Area Networking infrastructure, according to the testing requirements of the Brocade Data Center Ready Program. The program is an initiative designed to foster SAN interoperability in multi-vendor Brocade-based SAN environments. PacketLight's certification with Brocade follows on recent success in similar interoperability testing with IBM.

Testing was conducted at the Brocade Data Center Ready labs, which are state-of-the-art facilities supporting end-to-end interoperability and performance testing of SAN products in multi-vendor and large fabric SAN environments. The Brocade Data Center Ready Program boasts an impressive collection of members since its launch in 2000.

PacketLight's new carrier class platform, the PL-400, is a highly flexible metro CWDM/DWDM connectivity solution, for transport of storage, data, voice, and video applications over Dark Fiber and WDM networks. The PL-400 presents a high level of functionality common to much larger products, such as variety of services from 125Mbs up to 4.25Gps, protection, management and performance monitors, in a compact 1U footprint. The PL-400 is designed to reduce the transport solution cost and enables a pay-as-you-grow business model.

The Brocade Data Center Ready program is a testing and configuration initiative designed to foster end-to-end SAN interoperability. As part of the program, testing is conducted in SAN configurations that comprise a heterogeneous mix of servers, storage subsystems, Brocade fabric switches, SAN management and enterprise applications, and other SAN technologies. Brocade has created a dedicated lab with heterogeneous SAN fabrics, in which the company tests and validates partner equipment in specific configurations. Vendors receive Brocade Data Center Ready Certification after successfully completing tests to confirm that vendors' products meet compatibility guidelines.

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