EMC Qualifies the Cisco ONS 15540 DWDM Platform

EMC Corporation today announced that the Cisco ONS 15540 Extended Services Platform system has achieved EMC(R) E-Lab Tested qualification. EMC has qualified the Cisco ONS 15540, a high-end metro DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing) system, for interoperability with the EMC Symmetrix(R) family of enterprise information storage systems and the EMC Connectrix(TM) director and departmental switches.

With the Cisco ONS 15540, EMC’s Enterprise Storage Networks can effectively be extended across a campus and metropolitan area, to meet the growing need for data center consolidation, business continuance and data migration. EMC said its qualification of the Cisco ONS 15540 system is an important step in the cooperative efforts between EMC and Cisco to enable mutual customers to achieve highly available, scalable, company-wide storage networking environments.

“Rapid growth in business continuance, data warehousing and supply chain management applications has resulted in an exponential growth in data storage requirements,” said Chuck Hollis, EMC Vice President of Markets and Products. “These applications have become critical to business success, with employees and customers demanding uninterrupted access to corporate systems and data. The EMC-Cisco solution enables companies to extend their storage networks beyond isolated islands in the data center to campus, metropolitan, and wide-area environments.

“Metro DWDM’s high capacity, low latency and protocol transparency is exceptionally well suited to the most demanding requirements of storage networking,” said Carl Engineer, senior director of Marketing at Cisco’s Metropolitan Services Business Unit. “Working with EMC to qualify the Cisco ONS 15540 DWDM solution is an important step in helping customers to consolidate storage resources, protect mission-critical data and reduce IT total cost of ownership.”

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