PacketLight Networks completes interoperability testing with IBM

APRIL 23, 2007 -- PacketLight's PL-100, PL-200, and PL-400 have passed IBM System Storage Proven Qualification Tests.

APRIL 23, 2007 -- PacketLight Networks Ltd. (search for PacketLight) announced today that its PL-400, PL-100, PL-200, and PL-10 have successfully completed interoperability testing with specified IBM System Storage products DS4000, DS6000, DS8000, and SVC and have qualified for the IBM System Storage Proven Program. PacketLight's products were tested in IBM Peer to Peer Remote Copy (PPRC), Metro Mirror solution, and IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) Peer to Peer Remote Virtualization Solution.

The PL-400 provides connectivity over dark fiber and CWDM, DWDM networks. According to the company, it enables the connection of up to eight channels of 1-/2-/4-Gbit/sec Fibre Channel, FICON, ESCON, Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), video, and Infiniband, providing performance monitors for Fibre Channel and GbE, protection schemes, passive optics, and EDFA in a compact, 1-U package.

PacketLight's PL-100 is an advanced storage extension product enabling connectivity of Fibre Channel, GbE, FICON, and ESCON over SONET/SDH networks at bandwidths of 2.5 Gbits/sec over distances of up to 1,600 km.

The PL-200 is a compact Fibre Channel over IP device, implementing the FCIP standard with compression and encryption.This is an ideal solution for SMBs wanting to set up remote backup sites, says the company.

"We are focused on providing customers leading storage extension solutions providing maximum flexibility at a competitive price" contends Koby Reshef, PacketLight's vice president of marketing. "PacketLight views its relationship with IBM as strategic one; the System Storage Proven is a continuance to the Goods Agreement we signed with IBM last year. We are very proud our products have passed IBM's interoperability tests and believe our products are a good compliment to IBM's products enabling connectivity of remote disks and servers efficiently for DRP and BC applications," he says.


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