Vixel Corporation (Nasdaq:VIXL), a provider of storage area networking solutions, today announced that it has completed certification of its Fibre Channel fabric switching products with Syncsort's Backup Express software.
"The significance of this certification is that both Vixel and Syncsort customers now have the option of implementing our respective products together into storage applications, whether they are in a NAS or SAN-based environment, or in a scenario that employs both storage technologies," said Claude Lorenson, senior product manager, switch and solution products for Vixel. "In addition, Vixel's earlier work with other vendors to create the industry's first LAN Free backup solution employing both NAS and SAN technologies, means that there is a large base of NAS appliance users who can make use of both Vixel and Syncsort products as they increase their storage capacity."
According to the companies, Syncsort's Backup Express software product provides backup and restore functionality for network attached storage (NAS) and storage area network (SAN) environments and is a certified product for use with Network Appliance's filer products. Vixel says it has a certified LAN Free backup solution in place with Network Appliance that allows NAS and SAN technologies to work together.