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BTI Systems Receives Brocade Data Center Ready Status For Storage Networking Compatibility


BTI 7000 Series Demonstrates Compatibility in Heterogeneous Brocade-Based Storage Area Network Environments

OTTAWA, Canada (Business Wire) .- BTI Systems, a global supplier of Packet Optical Edge solutions for the delivery of Gigabit services, today announced that the BTI 7000 Series has been verified by Brocade Communications Systems Inc. as compatible with Brocade-based Storage Area Networking (SAN) infrastructure, according to the testing requirements of the Brocade Data Center Ready Program. The program is an initiative designed to foster interoperability in multi-vendor Brocade-based data center environments.

Testing was conducted at the Brocade Data Center Ready labs, which are state-of-the-art facilities supporting end-to-end interoperability and performance testing of SAN products in multi-vendor and large fabric environments. The Brocade Data Center Ready Program boasts an impressive group of members joining the program since its launch in 2000.

“Becoming a member of Brocade’s Data Center Ready program is validation that the BTI platform is a reliable, scalable solution for enterprise and carrier storage area networks,” said Glenn Thurston, Vice-President, Corporate Marketing, BTI Systems. “As the Packet Optical market continues to grow, it is important that our customers know that BTI’s platforms meet the high standards of Brocade’s rigorous Data Center Ready testing; they can be confident about the performance we deliver.”

The BTI 7000 Series addresses the increasing demand for multiple services, greater transport capacity, dynamic networking, and management simplicity right to the network optical edge. Integrating both advanced wavelength and packet-oriented functionality, the BTI 7000 Series delivers all the capabilities of large core network platforms in the industry’s most compact, low power consumption, easy-to-use packet-optical network system.

“We are pleased that BTI Systems has successfully completed the Data Center Ready testing with Brocade fabric switches in multi-vendor SAN environments,” said Tom Buiocchi, Brocade Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. “Storage area networks are being deployed worldwide at a rapid rate as a scalable, high performance networking foundation for storage environments. The Data Center Ready program is an example of our continued commitment to our customers.”


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