LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc., a supplier of storage solutions for the enterprise, today announced that the company's MetaStor E-Series storage systems achieved the SANmark Qualification for the SCD-2003 and SCD-2001 test suites from the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA).
Passing these latest SANmark qualification programs means that MetaStor E-Series storage systems now officially adhere to the latest FCIA SANmark Conformance Documents. SANmark Conformance Documents provide precise "pass-fail" criteria to quantify mainstream measurable product characteristics that are consensus approved among open industry contributors who invest in the SANmark program. These characteristics focus on key standards that impact interoperability and compatibility.
"Interoperability specifications such as the FCIA SANmark, which establish industry-wide ground rules for choice and for change, are extremely important to our customers," said Flavio Santoni, vice president of sales and marketing for LSI Logic Storage Systems Inc. "By specifying SANmark qualified solutions in every procurement and proposal request, users can insure that all conscientious storage vendors get on board."
According to LSI Logic, the MetaStor family of storage systems scales from 36 gigabytes to 160 terabytes of online data storage, and now features two gigabit Fibre Channel connectivity. In direct attach, storage area network (SAN) or network attached storage (NAS) configurations, MetaStor systems support AIX, HP-UX, IRIX, Linux, NetWare, Solaris, Windows NT, and Windows 2000.