Finisar Intros Xgig Analysis Platform

Finisar introduces the Xgig platform, the first distributed, scaleable, analysis and monitoring platform for SANs and LANs

June 18, 2003

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NEW YORK -- CeBIT America -- Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR), a provider of SAN and LAN Performance Tools, today announced the introduction of the next generation of Analysis and Monitoring solutions, Xgig, for Fibre Channel and Ethernet-based networks.

The first of the Xgig series introduced in May was the BERT (Bit Error Rate Tester). Now adding to the series of the Xgig suite is the first fully distributed, blade-based analysis architecture for 1Gb & 2Gb Fibre Channel and FCIP Storage Area Networks. This blade-based platform delivers support for full-duplex gigabit links while monitoring, validating and assisting with quick resolution of network infrastructure operations, providing effective instrumentation and reducing mean time to resolution.

Finisar's Xgig product line offers two platform options. Announced are the 4-blade rack mount or bench top chassis and the single blade chassis for portability to address field service needs. All platform offerings provide customers worldwide with superior performance analysis and high-speed capture capabilities, enabling them to maintain data integrity and network uptime.

The Xgig solution streamlines resolution of events that cause performance problems and enables customers to design, implement, test and evaluate Storage Area Networks (SANs) and their components. The Xgig Analyzer automates analysis of captured traces for errant behaviors and provides extensive performance analysis capabilities, getting quickly to the root of performance issues.

"I was very impressed with Finisar's new Xgig product platform. The concentrated form factor allowed me to better test and analyze my complex switches and SAN fabrics; and its flexible client PC platform gave me the ability to scale from laptop to high-end server system for maximum performance," said Tony Baker, Principle Engineer, Unisys. "I was especially impressed with the Xgig Analyzer's ability to provide me with close to instantaneous Fibre Channel Trace View data. This greatly increased my productivity and my ability to troubleshoot more effectively."

Key features and capabilities behind the new Finisar Xgig product offering include:

  • Scalable Platform -- Blade-based chassis intended to support up to 10Gb Fibre Channel, 10Gb Ethernet, FCIP and iSCSI

  • Reliable Real-Time embedded operating system

  • Fully distributed architecture

"Finisar continues to deliver the best-of-breed analysis products for Fibre Channel and FCIP SANs," said Kevin Cornell, Sr. Vice President, General Manager Network Tools Division, Finisar. "The Xgig product line enables our customers to verify and test their current and emerging Fibre Channel and FCIP Storage Area Networking product designs to ensure the highest performance and data integrity."

Finisar Corp.

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