Marconi earns IBM 'Shark-approved' status

3 March 2003 -- Marconi has completed interoperability testing of its DWDM technology with IBM's TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server, codenamed 'Shark'.

Mar 3rd, 2003

3 March 2003 -- Marconi has completed interoperability testing of its DWDM technology with IBM's TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server - codenamed 'Shark'.

The testing is part of IBM's Total Storage Proven interoperability programme. This accreditation can help broaden-the appeal of Marconi's technology for customers who will be able to deploy the PMM Metro DWDM product with IBM's Enterprise Storage Server.

Marconi's PMM product will help enable customers to realise the benefits of Storage Area Networks (SANs) over extended distances. These benefits can include higher storage utilisation, reduced operational expenditure and data consolidation.

In addition to enjoying carrier-class SAN extension services using the Marconi PMM platform, customers can rely on the PMM as an enabler for delivering more profitable services.

Taking part in IBM's TotalStorage Proven programme builds on already extensive interoperability efforts on the part of Marconi to deliver products and solutions that work together with third party products. It is part of the company's overall determination to broaden the applications of its leading technologies.

"This programme provides Marconi's PMM Metro DWDM product with pre-tested solutions and configurations that simplify the deployment of storage area networks with IBM's Enterprise Storage Server," said Martin Harriman Marconi's Chief Marketing Officer.

"Our participation in the programme demonstrates that Marconi and IBM are working together to help increase customer satisfaction by promoting greater interoperability."

"The increased visibility of Marconi's technology amongst IBM's Business Partner and sales community, will help improve Marconi's access to customers and the company can look towards even smoother implementations.

This, in turn, can lead to reduced sales cycles and ultimately to increased customer satisfaction," said Kathleen Smith, Vice President of Solutions for IBM's Systems Group.

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