Finisar intros 8G Fibre Channel load tester

OCTOBER 25, 2007 -- Finisar Corp. has announced the availability of its new Xgig 8G Fibre Channel Load Tester. The Xgig platform is used by developers and SAN architects to test, analyze, and validate the performance of Fibre Channel SAN equipment, ranging from chips to large-scale systems.

OCTOBER 25, 2007 -- Finisar Corp. (search for Finisar) has announced the availability of its new Xgig 8G Fibre Channel Load Tester. The Xgig platform is used by developers and SAN architects to test, analyze, and validate the performance of Fibre Channel SAN equipment, ranging from chips to large-scale systems.

The new load tester is designed to provide full line-rate load testing for the new generation of 8-Gbit/sec Fibre Channel products. This load testing is accomplished using Finisar's Xgig Test and Development Platform, supplemented by a suite of SAN testing and protocol analysis capabilities.

The 8G Fibre Channel Load Tester is part of the Xgig unified platform; it is designed to allow users to easily combine load tester capabilities with existing development tools. Thus, Xgig provides fully integrated SAN fabric validation with protocol analysis, Finisar says.

"Finisar's Xgig multi-function platform provides Brocade great flexibility in accelerating development, validation, and time to market of new products," said Joseph Giulianelli, senior product test manager, Brocade. "With the full line-rate generation abilities of Finisar's Load Tester, we can test our new generation switches and deliver the highest quality product our customers demand."

The 8G Fibre Channel Load Tester offers full line-rate testing of 8G Fibre Channel switches; supports 1-, 2-, 4-, and 8-Gbit/sec data rates; and scales to 64 ports.

The Xgig 8G Fibre Channel Load Tester is now shipping worldwide with pricing starting at $50,000.

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