Legato Systems Inc., a maker of enterprise storage management software, announced that Legato NetWorker(R) 6.1 is the industry's first automated information protection solution to support the Nishan Systems IPS 3000 Series IP Storage switches on three operating systems -- Solaris 2.6 and 2.8, Microsoft Windows NT, and Windows 2000.
"Deploying IP Storage networks featuring Nishan's switches enables enterprises to move more quickly and efficiently to Storage Area Network (SAN) and Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) solutions," said Randy Fardal, vice president of Marketing at Nishan Systems. "By combining the outstanding backup and recovery performance of NetWorker 6.1 with Nishan's breakthrough IPS 3000 Series switches, businesses can protect their storage assets across heterogeneous SAN/MAN environments with less management complexity and greater scalability."
Nishan said its suite of IP Storage switches facilitates connectivity from Fibre Channel SANs to the metro area and beyond using standard IP and Gigabit Ethernet, which are the most mature and widely-used networking technologies throughout the world.
"The qualification of the Nishan IPS 3000 Series switches further demonstrates Legato's ongoing commitment to delivering open, interoperable solutions that enable businesses to optimize their investments in storage networks," said Charles Fonner, vice president of Worldwide Marketing at Legato Systems. "By extending the scope of our solutions to include IP Storage networks and MANs on Solaris and Windows platforms, Legato provides a level of information protection that is currently unique in the industry."