Vixel Launches SAN Management Software Business

Vixel Corporation today announced its entry into the storage area networking (SAN) management software business.

“In addition to establishing a significant new source of revenue for Vixel, our multivendor SAN device management software offers us the opportunity to leverage sales for our fabric switch and hub business,” said James McCluney, president and CEO of Vixel Corporation. “The recently announced private label transaction with Fujitsu Softek underscores the value and viability of our new software product, and we’ve already signed a second OEM agreement with a major player in the storage industry.”

According to Vixel, it recently signed two OEM agreements for its new multivendor enterprise SAN device management software product, SAN InSite(TM) Professional, and will pursue a three-pronged go-to-market strategy that includes capturing additional OEMs, upgrading its switch customer base and leveraging its multivendor management software to create a point of entry into accounts with competing switch products.

SANInsite Professional is available now for OEMs and Vixel is offering 30-day trial evaluation CDs to qualified OEMs who wish to simplify SAN management for their customers. Vixel’s existing switch and hub customers will be able to upgrade their SAN management capabilities at preferred discount pricing levels at the end of June, 2001. In addition, SAN InSite Professional will be shipping with Vixel’s new 9000 Series 2 gigabit per second switches, which will be generally available on June 28th, 2001.

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