Companies Partner to Offer SAN Solutions in Canada

Gadzoox Networks Inc., a supplier of storage networking products, and Canadian mass storage products vendor SKYDATA Corp. announced a partnership to offer Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions in Canada.

Under the agreement, SKYDATA will incorporate Gadzoox Networks’ Capellix Fibre Channel SAN switch products into their RAIDSTAR FC line. The companies said this partnership enables further penetration of Canada’s market for high-bandwidth and high-availability storage solutions.

“Our partnership leverages the technical and innovative leadership of both companies to create high-availability storage solutions for back-up and clustering applications,” said Ron Von Trapp, vice president of worldwide sales for Gadzoox Networks. “The Canadian market for storage networks is growing and the combination of Gadzoox Networks Capellix switches and SKYDATA’s RAID arrays offer an advanced storage solution to this important market.”

“We’re partnering with Gadzoox Networks because they offer Fibre Channel switch solutions that enable us to offer an advanced RAID array solution that meets all of our customers requirements for reliability, scalability and availability,” said Howard Goldberg, president and CEO at SKYDATA. “The Capellix 3000HA and RAIDSTAR FC provide the functionality and ease of use our customers demand, at a cost effective price.”

Gadzoox Networks’ Capellix 3000HA Fibre Channel switch provides the SAN switching capabilities to the RAIDSTAR FC solution. The 3000HA, the high-availability model in Gadzoox Networks’ Capellix 3000 line of modular SAN switches, enables a robust, end-to-end SAN solution with flexibility, scalability and ease-of-use. The Capellix 3000HA utilizes a rack-mountable chassis and hot-swappable, redundant power supplies and fan assemblies to ensure no downtime for mission-critical SAN applications.

The RAIDSTAR FC is a line of modular and scalable RAID arrays supporting a broad range of RAID levels, 10,000 RPM disk drives and the power of Fibre Channel. The RAIDSTAR FC features high performance and data availability, with up to four Fibre Channel host/SAN port connections yielding up to 360MB/sec cumulative bandwidth.

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