CNT is providing the Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) capability for Internet infrastructure services provider Genuity's Remote Data Replication service.
The companies said CNT's UltraNet Edge Storage Router enables Genuity's Remote Data Replication customers to replicate data from their site to a Genuity data center in a separate geography. Genuity's Remote Data Replication service is a Internet Protocol (IP)-based mirrored storage solution. Genuity said its Remote Data Replication service is a key element of its Black Rocket Storage, a suite of storage solutions that is designed to enables users to continuously access data during planned and unplanned outages.
According to Genuity, its Remote Data Replication service includes information storage and mirroring capabilities provided for customers using EMC Symmetrix Enterprise Storage systems, EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF) software and now CNT's UltraNet Edge Storage Router. As part of this service, Genuity customers install a minimum of two UltraNet Edge Storage Routers -- one at the customer site and one at a Genuity data center -- along with EMC's information storage and SRDF remote mirroring software. In addition to hardware and software from EMC and CNT, Genuity's Remote Data Replication service includes Genuity's Class A data centers and Tier 1 network, and is completely managed by Genuity certified storage experts.