17 September 2002 -- PacketLight Networks, Kfar Saba, Isarael, has announced that its PL-16000 integrated optical transport system has passed testing conducted by Brocade Communications Systems, for interoperability with Brocade's Storage Area Network (SAN) infrastructure.
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.
"Conventional DWDM systems carry storage services over dedicated lambdas, but the PL-16000 extends the reach of Brocade SANs to thousands of miles over legacy SONET networks, without affecting performance," said Yaki Luzon, PacketLight's VP Marketing. "PacketLight's technology of combining storage, SONET and Ethernet delivers an improved bandwidth-optimised solution to service providers."
PacketLight's PL-16000 combines classical DWDM with Layer 1 and Layer 2 transport aggregation, service ADM and cross-connect functionality. It 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 significantly reduces capital and operating expenditures and facilitates rapid response to customer demand.
Jay Kidd, Brocade's VP Product Marketing, said, "Storage area networks are being deployed worldwide at a rapid rate as a scalable, high performance networking foundation for storage environments. The Fabric Aware program is an example of our continued commitment to delivering end-to-end interoperability to SAN customers."