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PacketLight interoperable in Brocade SAN environments

Posted: 18 Sep 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:optical transport system? storage area network infrastructure? DWDM system? pl 16000?

PacketLight Networks has announced that its PL-16000 has passed tests conducted by Brocade Communications Systems Inc. for interoperability with its Brocade-based SAN infrastructure.

Claimed to be the industry's first integrated optical transport system, the PacketLight PL-16000 combines classical DWDM with Layer 1 and Layer 2 transport aggregation, service ADM and cross-connect functionality. The system combines data, voice, storage, and video connections and allows carriers to deliver increased bandwidth and any type of network services, whether existing or new, to their customers. PacketLight's integrated solution is expected to reduce capital and operating expenditures and facilitates rapid response to customer demand.

The testing was conducted through the Brocade Fabric Aware Program at the multi-vendor SAN environment at Brocade. The Fabric Aware program is a comprehensive testing and configuration initiative designed to foster end-to-end SAN interoperability in multi-vendor Brocade SAN environments.

"Unlike conventional DWDM systems, which carry storage services over dedicated lambdas, PL-16000 extends the reach of Brocade SANs to thousands of miles over legacy SONET networks, without effecting performance," said Yaki Luzon, PacketLight's VP of Marketing. "PacketLight's unique technology of combining storage, SONET and Ethernet delivers an improved bandwidth-optimized solution to service providers."

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