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Crossroads Systems Crossroads 8000 storage router has been qualified by Brocade Communications Systems Inc. as interoperable with Brocade-based Storage Area Networking (SAN) infrastructure in testing conducted through the Brocade Fabric Aware Program, an end-to-end interoperability initiative for enterprise SANs.
According to Brocade, the program is a comprehensive testing and configuration initiative designed to foster end-to-end SAN interoperability in heterogeneous Brocade-based SAN environments. Testing was conducted at the Brocade interoperability labs.
"We are pleased that the Crossroads 8000 storage router has successfully completed the Fabric Aware testing with Brocade fabric switches in heterogeneous SAN environments," said Jay Kidd, Brocade Vice President of Product Marketing. "Storage area networks are being deployed worldwide at a rapid rate as scaleable, high performance networking foundation for storage environments. End users are implementing large fabric SANs comprising hundreds of storage subsystems, servers, and networking technologies, all from multiple vendors. The Fabric Aware program is an example of our continued investment in delivering end-to-end SAN interoperability to our partners and their customers."
The Crossroads said theCrossroads 8000 is a bi-directional Fibre Channel to SCSI storage router that includes the new modular Crossroads Router OS. The 8000 is packaged in a 1U form factor with dual fibre channel ports and 8 SCSI ports.