Dot Hill Systems Corp. , a provider of carrier-class information storage and storage area network (SAN) solutions, announced today that its SANnet 7100 full fibre storage system has been verified by Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. as interoperable with Brocade-based storage area networking infrastructure in testing conducted through the Brocade Fabric Aware Program, an end-to-end interoperability initiative for enterprise SANs.
"From its inception, SANnet was designed with open systems architecture to promote interoperability in the heterogeneous environments we often see in real-world enterprises," said Dana Kammersgard, Dot Hill's chief technology officer. "We realized early on that most enterprises operate in a multi-vendor setting, and we made a commitment to interoperability that continues as we add enhanced features and functionality to the SANnet product line. The Brocade Fabric Aware Program has been an excellent opportunity for us to further verify that SANnet is interoperable with Brocade fabric switches in an end-to-end enterprise SAN."
"We are pleased that Dot Hill has successfully completed the Fabric Aware testing with Brocade fabric switches in heterogeneous SAN environments," said Jay Kidd, Brocade vice president of Product Marketing. "Storage area networks are being deployed worldwide at a rapid rate as a scalable, high performance networking foundation for storage environments. End users are implementing large fabric SANs comprising hundreds of storage subsystems, servers, and networking technologies, all from multiple vendors. The Fabric Aware program is an example of our continued investment in delivering end-to-end SAN interoperability to our partners and their customers."
Testing was conducted at the Brocade interoperability labs. The Brocade Fabric Aware Program has added more than 40 partners since its launch in 2000. In addition, as part of its investment in SAN interoperability, Brocade actively supports its partners' interoperability initiatives.