StorageTek Expands SAN Portfolio


StorageTek(R) (Storage Technology Corporation) today announced it is adding the new Brocade SilkWorm(R) 3800 Enterprise Fabric Switch to its portfolio of SAN devices and solutions.

According to the company, the Brocade SilkWorm 3800 Enterprise Fabric Switch is the industry's first fabric switch to deliver both 2 Gbit/sec speeds and the Advanced Fabric Services required to support enterprise storage applications, such as business continuance, storage and server consolidation, and centralized data management, allowing companies to better utilize IT assets and optimize operational efficiency.

"The addition of the Brocade 3800 to our extensive line of SAN offerings is the latest example of StorageTek's dedication to joining efforts with other storage industry leaders to offer greater choice and complete cutting-edge solutions for addressing the fast-changing needs of our customers," said John LoPorto, StorageTek vice president, Storage Networking Business Unit. "We are actively working with these partners and leaders in promoting a common vision for heterogeneous SANs in multi protocol environments to help our customers seamlessly upgrade for increased storage growth while also maximizing usage of their legacy technology."

StorageTek will offer the Brocade SilkWorm 3800 to customers worldwide beginning in November, 2001.


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