Adaptec, McDATA Collaborate to Extend Fibre Channel SANs Over IP Networks

1/22/2002 - McDATA® Corporation (Nasdaq: MCDTA/MCDT), the worldwide leader in open storage networking solutions, and Adaptec, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADPT), the global leader in data storage access solutions, today announced a strategic relationship that is expected to significantly extend the capabilities of iSCSI and Fibre Channel storage area networks (SANs). McDATA plans to integrate Adaptec's storage router accelerator (SRA) into its core-to-edge line of enterprise solutions products, extending Fibre Channel SANs over IP networks. This integration will enable customers to optimize their Fibre Channel SANs by providing reliable connections over long distances, and provides a complementary convergence between Fibre Channel and iSCSI protocols.

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