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Sorrento Networks Receives Brocade Data Center Ready Status for Its 8G Fibre Channel Card


New Sorrento Card Demonstrates Compatibility in Heterogeneous Brocade-Based Storage Area Network Environments

DENVER, Dec. 28, 2009 – Sorrento Networks’ new 8Gbit/second Fibre Channel card for the GigaMux 1600/3200 optical transport system has been verified by Brocade Communications Systems Inc. as compatible with Brocade-based storage area networking (SAN) infrastructures. The card successfully met the testing requirements of the Brocade Data Center Ready Program, 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. Sorrento Networks’ GigaMux dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) metro optical access system has already been verified by the Data Center Ready Program.

“As organizations continue to deploy high-bandwidth SANs between data centers, they can trust that our new 8G Fibre Channel card, as well as our entire GigaMux family of products, are fully interoperable in Brocade SAN environments,” said Jim Nevelle, CEO of Sorrento Networks. “With mounting requirements for higher I/O availability between data centers, we’re seeing a strong demand for 8 Gigabit Fibre Channel to help satiate SAN speed and bandwidth needs.”

Sorrento recently released the 8Gbit/second Fibre Channel card for its GigaMux 1600/3200, an optical transport system that supports a variety of WDM architectures. The card enables high bandwidth connectivity of SANs between data centers and meets new bandwidth demands driven by cloud computing applications like storage virtualization.

“We are pleased that Sorrento Networks has successfully completed the Data Center Ready testing with Brocade switches and directors in multi-vendor SAN environments,” said Patric Chang, director of Strategic Alliances at Brocade. “Storage area networks are being deployed worldwide at a rapid rate as a scalable, high-performance networking foundation for storage environments. The Brocade Data Center Ready program is an example of our continued commitment to delivering end-to-end interoperability to customers.”

About the Brocade Data Center Ready Program
The Brocade Data Center Ready program is a comprehensive testing and configuration initiative designed to foster end-to-end SAN interoperability. As part of the program, testing is conducted in SAN configurations that include a heterogeneous mix of servers, storage systems, Brocade switches, SAN management and enterprise applications, and other SAN technologies. Brocade has created an interoperability lab featuring a heterogeneous SAN fabric, in which the company tests and validates partner equipment in specific configurations. Vendors receive Brocade Data Center Ready qualification after completing tests to confirm that vendors’ products meet interoperability guidelines. For more information, visit

About Sorrento Networks — Adding Intelligence to WDM
Sorrento Networks is a global provider of metro optical access solutions, offering an edge-to-regional CWDM, DWDM and ROADM product portfolio to carriers and enterprises. Sorrento Networks’ GigaMux optical transport products efficiently add bandwidth to clients’ networks and transport mission-critical services and applications across the network infrastructure. The company is headquartered in Denver, Colo., with offices in Oakland, Calif. and Stuttgart, Germany. For more information, visit
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