Gillaspy Associates Contracted to Sell SANBlaze Fibre Channel Target Emulation System

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Gillaspy Associates, a leading sales organization for high-speed data SAN/LAN network analysis instrumentation, has teamed with SANBlaze Technology Inc., a provider of unique and leading edge networking and storage solutions. Today they announced an agreement contracting Gillaspy Associates to sell VirtuaLUN, a Fibre Channel Target Emulation System. Gillaspy Associates engineering sales team will represent SANBlaze products in the United States.

speed data SAN/LAN network analysis instrumentation, has teamed with SANBlaze Technology Inc., a provider of unique and leading edge networking and storage solutions. Today they announced an agreement contracting Gillaspy Associates to sell VirtuaLUN, a Fibre Channel Target Emulation System. Gillaspy Associates engineering sales team will represent SANBlaze products in the United States. Gillaspy has listed the SANBlaze Fibre Channel emulation tools on their test and measurement website located at http://www.protocoltools.com/fibrechannel/sanblaze.html

The VirtuaLUN system reduces the need to deploy large farms of physical "scratch" disks, providing high performance, non-volatile disk media at a fraction of the cost of physical disks. The SANBlaze VirtuaLUN system delivers an extremely cost-effective approach to Fibre Channel device development and testing. The VirtuaLUN emulates Fibre Channel disk drives for read/write performance testing environments with no initiator side software changes required.

The VirtuaLUN is the ideal tool for Fibre Channel HBA, switch and infrastructure development and testing in a real world, wire speed environment. It is a unique product for any environment that requires varying amounts of fibre channel drives for testing, QA or proof of concept, eliminating the cost and complexity of deploying disk systems. The ability to rapidly change disk counts and configurations as well as simulate a wide range of target conditions provides immediate ROI in the form of saved time and money.

The VirtuaLUN is available with two, four or six Fibre Channel Ports running at one or two Gbps. Each port can be configured to present up to 480 virtual "disks" or LUNs to devices under test, providing a huge cost savings over building the same capability using real disk drives. A fully configured VirtuaLUN can emulate in excess of 2800 LUNs.

The system occupies a 1U rack space, providing test labs with a highly optimized test environment in a compact footprint. An integrated, easy to use web based interface allows configuration, re-configuration, error injection and monitoring from any remote system.

"Our customers have been asking for fibre channel emulation and with the addition of the SANBlaze tools to our fibre channel product line, we are able to offer a powerful fibre channel test solution.” said Joe Gillaspy, president of Gillaspy Associates.

Pricing and Availability

Gillaspy Associates solutions are currently shipping to leading-edge customers. Register on our website for a demonstration at http://www.protocoltools.com/webinar For more detailed information, product configurations and pricing please contact Gillaspy Associates at 805-987-1718 and on the Internet at http://www.protocoltools.com

About Gillaspy Associates

Since 1997, Gillaspy Associates has built a solid reputation for developing strong relationships with our customers by providing them with quality solutions and ongoing support. Our products and services include analysis instrumentation, testing, training and consulting services. We have solutions for protocols such as Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet, Ethernet, Escon, iSCSI, SATA, SAS, SCSI, Sonet, PCI Express, PCI, CPCI, PMC, PCI-X, PC104, VME, USB, 1394, ATM, Voip, 802.11, ATA, Compact Flash and PCMCIA. Gillaspy Associate’s headquarters is in Camarillo, California, U.S.A. http://www.protocoltools.com

About SANBlaze

SANBlaze Technology Inc. provides unique and leading edge storage solutions. SANBlaze products include the VirtuaLUN™, a Fibre Channel Target Emulation and Test system, as well as a complete line of PMC and cPCI board level solutions for Fibre Channel, SCSI and storage.

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