SAN JOSE, April 28 /PRNewswire/ --
SAN Valley Systems, a pioneer and leader in SAN expansion, today
announced it has begun shipping its next generation SAN expansion
product, the SL2100 FCIP Gateway. The SL2100 is the third member of
the FCIP gateway family of products at SAN Valley and is designed
for IT organizations that need to interconnect geographically
distributed SANs without sacrificing performance or jeopardizing
business continuity. The SL2100 demonstrates the company's
continuing commitment to develop industry-leading products to manage
SAN expansion in both the IP and Fibre Channel markets.
The SL2100 is designed with a
single Fibre Channel (FC) to Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) channel with one
FC port and one GbE port which enables it to achieve a total
throughput of over 2 Gbps over IP networks -- making it the fastest
of its kind on the market. Unparalleled performance along with
industry leading interoperability and a high availability design
makes the SL2100 ideal for enabling the deployment of mission
critical applications on FC SANs and storage resources over IP and
optical networks. This ability to interconnect SANs across MANs/WANs
with synchronous data replication, always-available connectivity,
and support for remote backup and recovery at wire-speed performance
positions the SL2100 as the must-have device for any enterprise that
is planning to, or has deployed multiple SANs and wants to maximize
the return on their investment, improve their business continuance
and disaster recovery preparedness.
"In the last 12 months, we
have seen a strong and continuously growing demand for SAN Valley
products as customers increasingly interconnect their geographically
dispersed SANs," said Sandy Helton, president of SAN Valley.
"The SL2100 delivers significantly higher performance over
greater distances than anyone else in the market. Our routers were
the very first Fibre Channel products to connect SANs over IP
networks, and we led the standards initiatives to assure product
interoperability over IP networks."
"The SAN Valley solution is
filling a key niche as we expand our services with customers. It's
helped us be more competitive," says James Sakaguchi, VP of
Customer Support Business Unit and Professional Technical Services
(Grass Valley Group), Thomson Broadcast and Media Solutions.
"In our opinion, the SL2100 represents a major advantage doing
Fibre Channel over IP when integrated with our Profile server
The new SAN Valley SL2100 is
unmatched in its performance, interoperability, high availability
and ease-of-management and offers a comprehensive set of features
that ensures always-available storage across the SAN, MAN, and WAN.
Its advanced traffic management system, which includes QoS and
traffic shaping, ensures storage traffic is given appropriate
prioritization on the network. The SL2100 with its SAN-friendly TCP
optimization ensures reliable and expedient delivery of storage
traffic across congested and unmanaged networks.
Other features of the SL200 include:
-- Hardware optimized for low latency with port speeds (full duplex):
-- FC: 1.0625 Gbaud (1&2 Gigabit switch link compatible)
-- GbE: 1.25 Gbaud
-- Fully FCIP(1) compliant. Also supported: FC-PH, FC-PH2, FC-PH3, and
FC-SW2. GbE: IEEE802.3z (1000BaseSX), IEEE802.1Q (VLAN tagging)
-- Policy-based TCP bandwidth management/traffic shaping
-- B-port implementation for greater distance capability
-- Redundant power and cooling systems
-- Comprehensive management and performance monitoring tools
About SAN Valley Systems
SAN Valley Systems developed the
industry's first Fibre Channel over IP SAN expansion product and
leads the market in the deployment of standards-based SAN expansion
products. SAN Valley's products are protocol independent and support
Fibre Channel and Internet Protocols and hence, interoperate
seamlessly with other best in class networking, SAN and optical
technologies to provide high performance, end-to-end storage
networking solutions. Customers include industry leaders like
Hewlett-Packard and IBM. Company headquarters are located in San
Jose, California with sales offices throughout the U.S. and Europe.
For more information, please refer to the company's web site: www.sanvalley.com.
NOTE: SAN Valley, SAN Valley
Systems and the SAN Valley logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of SAN Valley. All other trademarks are the property of
their respective holders.
(1) FCIP is an IETF standard for Fibre Channel over Internet Protocol.
FCIP is intended to improve interoperability of Fibre Channel and IP