SANcastle Technologies, Inc., provider of multi-protocol switch, the GFS-8(TM), for both Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and Fibre Channel (FC) networks, and Anritsu Company’s Network Solutions division, a provider of IP-based networking and communications products, today announced they are teaming to offer an integrated solution for storage and data networking. Based on a multi-year reseller agreement, Anritsu Network Solutions will now integrate SANcastle’s GFS-8 multi-protocol storage switch with its MultiFlow(TM) 5000 GbE Layer 2/3/4 switch family.
“We selected SANcastle’s GFS-8 for its reliability and performance,” said Jack Landau, Director of Marketing, Anritsu Network Solutions. “This unique solution allows IT managers to reduce costs and improve efficiency by using a single high-speed optical IP network for both LAN and Fibre Channel SAN applications.”
SANcastle said its GFS-8 switch routes FC storage traffic over IP networks for applications such as video streaming, content delivery, data mirroring, and tape backup. Anritsu’s MultiFlow 5000 switches and routes both SAN and LAN data over high-speed links that range from GbE to MAN/WAN OC-48, carrying the combined traffic at a full 2.5 Gbps. Together, the two systems provide a complete end-to-end networking solution for users.