BROOMFIELD, Colo.–(Tech Summit)–May 16, 2005–McDATA Corporation (Nasdaq: MCDTA)(Nasdaq: MCDT), a leading provider of data infrastructure solutions, today announced it will demonstrate its Virtualization Services Module to the more than 4,000 technologists expected to attend the EMC Technology Summit in New Orleans, May 16-19, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Booth #506.
The demonstration will show high-performance virtualization capability delivered by EMC’s Invista network-based storage virtualization solution used in conjunction with McDATA’s Virtualization Services Module. Virtualization creates a layer of abstraction that enables data to be redirected from one physical location to another. This layer of abstraction is a fundamental enabling component of information lifecycle management (ILM) strategies because it allows for centralized and streamlined volume management with seamless, non-disruptive data movement among resources. Importantly, at 1 million input/output per second (IOPs), McDATA has created a platform for virtualization that provides the bandwidth and I/O speeds necessary to support virtualization solutions at the enterprise level.
“In any size SAN deployment, performance and scalable management quickly become critical factors driving the practicality of virtualization,” said Todd Oseth, vice president of infrastructure software, EMC Software. “EMC Invista eliminates the performance limitations and data integrity issues associated with other storage virtualization methods, and is architected to scale to the most complex and demanding enterprise environments. McDATA’s approach of physically separating the functionality for high performance while, at the same time, fully integrating management also creates a solution that will scale to the needs of any enterprise, regardless of size. The combination of the McDATA Virtualization Services Module and EMC Invista will serve as a key storage virtualization platform for customers moving forward.”
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“We are pleased to partner with EMC to deliver virtualization capabilities that are adaptable with customers’ networks. EMC Invista is a high performance solution that allows customers to leverage their existing investments. When combined with McDATA’s Virtualization Services Module platform, customers will gain a secure, reliable and interoperable CPU module that exists outside the director chassis, without compromising network integrity and without taking up real estate in the directors. The end result is virtualization spanning multiple devices and fabrics with the highest bandwidth and performance in the industry,” said Wayne Morris, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, McDATA.
In addition to the McDATA Virtualization Services Module demonstration, Chris Carter, McDATA senior consultant systems engineer for EMC accounts, will be speaking Tuesday, May 17, at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CDT in room R01, and Wednesday, May 18, at 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. CDT in room 218. Carter will conduct a breakout session entitled: “McDATA: What’s New in the Global Enterprise Data Infrastructure.”
As information is expanding beyond traditional data center boundaries, participants can learn about the benefits of implementing the Global Enterprise Data Infrastructure (GEDI) strategy, how McDATA’s tiered networking model enables this strategy, and how McDATA’s Intrepid 10000 (ED-10000M) backbone director and Eclipse 2640 (MP-2640) SAN Routers complements EMC’s ILM offerings to enable the GEDI. In addition, Carter will show a preview of McDATA’s plans for virtualization with EMC.
About McDATA (www.mcdata.com)
McDATA (Nasdaq: MCDTA)(Nasdaq: MCDT) is the only data infrastructure solutions provider that can deliver a Global Enterprise Data Infrastructure — a globally connected, centrally managed and highly optimized data network. With more than 20 years of storage networking experience, McDATA is trusted in the world’s largest data centers, connecting more than two-thirds of all networked data and enabling information access anytime, anywhere.