EUROstor offers complete Storage Area Networks with 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switches from BLADE Network Technologies

ES-8700 iSCSI RAID, jetzt auch mit kompletter Connectivity (PresseBox) (Munich, ) BLADE Network Technologies, Inc. (BLADE), a trusted leader in data centre networking, announced today that EUROstor, a European manufacturer of RAID systems and general storage solutions, will now offer Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions complete with BLADE's RackSwitch G8124 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) topofrack solution.

This follows increased demand from EUROstor customers for iSCSI storage solutions which include 10GbE switching capabilities for ease of integration and high speed connectivity in data centre environments. Such demand is in line with the growing acceptance of the iSCSI standard over Fibre Channelbased systems as well as the attractive pricing of 10GbE Ethernet products.

EUROstor identified BLADE Network Technologies as the right partner due to its proven expertise and success in the 10GbE Ethernet market and the performance of its products during compatibility testing.

"With high performance Ethernet switches from BLADE Network Technologies we are able to offer complete iSCSI SANS, for both RAID and storage cluster solutions, allinclusive of the required dedicated infrastructure and high speed server connectivity. The excellent technical support from BLADE played an important role in us choosing BLADE as a partner," explains Franz Bochtler, President of EUROstor.

"EUROstor is one of the few vendors which are already able to combine SAN and LAN Ethernet. The collaboration with EUROstor is very important for us because it is in line with our objective of supporting the growing user requirements for converged virtualisation and Data Centre Bridging (DCB)," says Charles Ferland, Vice President of EMEA from BLADE Network Technologies.

BLADE's RackSwitch G8124 now includes new lossless CEE enhancements with switchresident BLADEOS 6.3 for highperformance IP storage and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) at no extra charge. BLADE's RackSwitch supports the IEEE's Data Centre Bridging (DCB) standards for highperformance Ethernet with no packet loss, making it a compelling topofrack switch solution for emerging FCoE environments as well as for IP storage environments that employ iSCSI or NAS. BLADE's approach enables customers to scale out their IP storage networks without unnecessary expense and prepare for FCoE without incurring a ripandreplace penalty.

About BLADE Network Technologies

BLADE Network Technologies (BLADE) is a leading provider of highperformance, lowlatency, lossless, lowpower and lowcost Ethernet switches, as well as Virtual Machineaware network virtualization and management solutions for enterprise data centers. BLADE's blade switches, topofrack RackSwitch(TM) family and VMready(TM) and BLADEHarmony Manager(TM) software are key elements of BLADE's Unified FabricArchitecture(TM) (UFA). BLADE's interoperable, standardsbased UFA empowers companies to simplify and virtualize data center networks; meet rising demand while reducing TCO; converge servers, storage and networks on Ethernet; and build massivelyscalable cloud networks. Over 8 million BLADE switch ports are deployed across a variety of industries at major corporations and government agencies worldwide.

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Wolfgang Bauer
European IT Storage Ltd.
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