Brocade, ONI, Partner on SANs, MANs
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (BROCADE) (Nasdaq: BRCD) and Optical Networks, Inc. announced today a strategic relationship focused on interconnecting enterprise storage area networks (SANs) over Metropolitan area optical networks.
The companies will enable connectivity from SANs, based on BROCADE's scalable storage networking platform, through Metropolitan optical networks using Optical Networks' Dynamic Transport System (DTS).
The two companies plan to integrate their respective management software platforms, ensure interoperability between the BROCADE SilkWorm family of Fibre Channel fabric switches and Optical Networks' DTS, and promote their respective offerings to enterprise customers and Metro carriers.
The initial phase of software integration is expected to be complete in the second quarter of calendar year 2000.