Raptor Networks Technology and Pirelli demo virtual chassis performance over distance

APRIL 23, 2008 -- Raptor Networks Technology Inc., provider of distributed network switching architectures, has successfully completed interoperability testing and chassis virtualization testing over distance with Pirelli's City+ CWDM & DWDM Multiservice platform.

APRIL 23, 2008 -- Raptor Networks Technology Inc., provider of what it claims is the world's first distributed network switching architectures, has successfully completed interoperability testing and chassis virtualization testing over distance with PGT Photonics' (formerly Pirelli) City+ CWDM & DWDM Multiservice platform.

Joint demonstrations of the company's complementary technologies are planned for the upcoming Networld Interop Show in Las Vegas from April 22 - May 2, 2008.

"We are pleased to have validated interoperability with Pirelli's product line," reports Tom Wittenschlaeger, Raptor Networks' chairman and CEO. "Our intent is to now support new joint business initiatives, showcasing the aggregate benefit that Pirelli's wavelength division multiplexing and transparent aggregation technologies, combined with Raptor's 'distributed core' switching technologies provide. We will be demonstrating the ability to form a common virtual chassis from separate Raptor switch elements linked at 10 Gbits/sec on Pirelli's optical transport system," he confirms.

"We are pleased to collaborate with Raptor Networks to bring to market the value of the first distributed core switching combined with the optical bandwidth efficiency of the Pirelli City+ carrier-class system," adds Pierluigi Franco, senior vice president of sales and marketing for systems at PGT Photonics. "With the arrival of faster broadband access technologies, development of IPTV networks, and the increased deployment of storage area networks (SAN), disaster recovery infrastructures, distributed computing, and bandwidth-intensive applications in the enterprise market, our systems, designed specifically for optimizing metro and access networks, will give clients even greater aggregate performance with an efficient Ethernet delivery technology from Raptor," he contends.

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