Adva solutions comply with IBM's totalstorage program

13 January 2003 -- Adva Optical Networking (Martinsried/Munich), (Mahwah/NJ, US) has completed the interoperability testing of its Fiber Service Platform (FSP) solutions under IBM's TotalStorage Proven interoperability program.

13 January 2003 -- Adva Optical Networking (Martinsried/Munich), (Mahwah/NJ, US) has completed the interoperability testing of its Fiber Service Platform (FSP) solutions under IBM's TotalStorage Proven interoperability program.

The testing, conducted at IBM's labs, demonstrated the successful interoperability between ADVA's FSP 2000 and 3000 systems and the IBM "Shark" running PPRC-XD. IBM's PPRC-XD copies mission-critical data in real time to dedicated remote storage sites.

The FSP systems significantly extend the distance capabilities and reduce the cost for data replication to remote storage sites by maximising available bandwidth. Deployment of Adva and IBM storage systems in a PPRC environment can help expand both the potential financial and performance benefits of disaster recovery solutions across metropolitan areas for enterprise customers.

"We have witnessed the growing deployments of PPRC for disk mirroring applications in large enterprise storage environments around the world," said Brian P. McCann, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer at Adva. "Completion of this interoperability testing with IBM demonstrates to our current and future customers a high level of system performance and technical capability for the replication and back-up of our customers' mission-critical data."

IBM's TotalStorage Proven Program identifies specific third-party storage solutions for customers that have been pre-tested for interoperability with products in IBM's TotalStorage portfolio. Adva is among a number of leading storage hardware, software, and middleware vendors who have completed interoperability testing since the program's introduction in early 2002.

The TotalStorage Proven Program builds on IBM's extensive interoperability efforts to develop and deliver products and solutions that work together with third-party products, to help minimise potential difficulties in the deployment of storage networks.

"Customers today are demanding enhanced disaster recovery and data replication solutions with more bandwidth, greater service reliability, and increased distances across the metropolitan area," said Kathleen Smith, VP, Storage Solutions for IBM's Storage Systems Group.

"The storage networking solutions from Adva can help customers meet those requirements. Adva's qualification in our TotalStorage Proven Program further demontrates IBM's focus on providing customers with solutions pre-tested for interoperability."

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