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March 30, 2010

Brocade Certifies ATM Metro Edge Platform for 1G and 2G Fiber Channel

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor

Infinera, a provider of Digital Optical Networking systems to telecommunications carriers, has stated that their ATN Metro Edge platform has passed the testing requirements of the Brocade Data Center Ready Program and has been certified for 1G and 2G fiber channel.

According to Brocade (News - Alert), their Data Center Ready Program is a comprehensive testing method which is intended to promote end-to-end SAN interoperability. The company has created an interoperability lab featuring a heterogeneous SAN fabric, in which the company tests and validates partner equipment in specific configurations and Infinera’s (News - Alert) ATN platform has qualified their tests by meeting their interoperability guidelines.

Paul Morkel, senior director of product marketing for Infinera has commented that achieving certification as part of the Brocade Data Center Ready program opens new applications for deployment of the ATN platform and integrated ATN-DTN networks. The SAN market is growing as enterprises and carriers implement storage applications worldwide.

According to Infinera, their ATN metro edge platform is a state-of-the-art CWDM/DWDM aggregation and transport solution designed with up to 40 wavelengths of 10 Gb/s scalability. The ATN platform supports multiple levels of integration with the Infinera DTN platform, and can also be used as a standalone WDM system. The integration of ATN and DTN delivers both bandwidth efficiency and simplified end-to-end management of services across the network.

Patric Chang (News - Alert), director of Strategic Alliances at Brocade, has added that Infinera's successful completion of the Data Center Ready Program certifies its ATN metro edge platform's interoperability with Brocade switches and directors in multi-vendor SAN environments. As storage area networks are being deployed worldwide at a rapid rate, customers now have the added assurance that these technologies working in tandem form a scalable, high-performance networking foundation for storage environments.

Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard

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