Protocol Test Solutions Provider Absolute Analysis Proves FCoE Capabilities at FCIA Plugfest

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Absolute Analysis, First to Market with FCoE support over Extended Range SFP+ Interface with 10GBase-LRM Test Solutions, demonstrates technology at Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Plugfest

FCoE simplifies the management of the data center environment and further extends the choices available to users of Fibre Channel. Absolute Analysis is demonstrating Investigator™ test and measurement solutions that support Data Center Ethernet standards at speeds up to 10Gbps in conjunction with time correlated Fibre Channel solutions at speeds up to 4Gbps

Absolute Analysis, the developer's choice for protocol test tools, today announced its participation in a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Plugfest. The event, hosted by the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA), included the use of Absolute Analysis' leading Investigator™ 10Gbps Ethernet protocol analyzer with long range Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) and 10GBase-LRM standard support in a live FCoE test environment.

Plugfest Promotes FCoE Standards

"The Plugfest is the first ever industry interoperability test of FCoE technology and we are proud and excited to demonstrate our industry leading capabilities," said Dennis Murphy, President of Absolute Analysis.

"FCoE simplifies the management of the data center environment and further extends the choices available to users of Fibre Channel. Absolute Analysis is demonstrating Investigator™ test and measurement solutions that support Data Center Ethernet standards at speeds up to 10Gbps in conjunction with time correlated Fibre Channel solutions at speeds up to 4Gbps," added Murphy.

Investigator™ provides line rate capture, analysis, generation, measurement, impairment simulation, and error injection capabilities for its supported protocols, including Ethernet, Fibre Channel, FICON, Serial Attached SCSI, Serial ATA and other protocol suites. These functions are used to implement test solutions for development, quality assurance, production, and field support applications.

The FCoE Plugfest is being held from September 15-18 at the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL).

Fibre Channel over Ethernet

Fibre Channel is the solution for IT professionals who need reliable, cost-effective information storage and delivery at blazing speeds. With development starting in 1988, ANSI standard approval in 1994, and massive deployment beginning in 1998, Fibre Channel is still growing strong. Fibre Channel is the mature, safe solution for high-speed communications and is the foundation for over 90% of all SAN (Storage Area Network) installations throughout the world.

Fibre Channel is a fast, reliable data transport system that scales to meet the requirements of any enterprise. Today, installations range from small post-production systems on Fibre Channel loop to very large systems linking thousands of users, servers, and storage systems into a switched, Fibre Channel network.

Fibre Channel over Ethernet provides the power of the Fibre Channel protocol combined with the benefits of ubiquitous Ethernet networks.

About FCIA

The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) is a mutual benefit non-profit international organization of manufacturers, system integrators, developers, vendors, industry professionals and end users. The FCIA is committed to delivering a broad base of Fibre Channel infrastructure technology to support a wide array of applications within the mass storage and IT-based arenas. FCIA working groups and committees focus on specific aspects of the technology, targeting both vertical and horizontal markets including data storage, video, networking and storage area networking (SAN) management. http://www.fibrechannel.org/

About Absolute Analysis

The most experienced and knowledgeable development engineers in military & aerospace, embedded systems, data communications, telecommunications, and storage networking choose Absolute Analysis high speed serial test and analysis solutions for their power, flexibility, granularity, ease-of-use, and customizable database. Headquartered in Southern California, Absolute Analysis sells and supports its products in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

For more information on Absolute Analysis innovative solutions for the development and test of protocol and communications networks visit http://www.absoluteanalysis.com or telephone +1 805 376 6048.

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Peter Brownell
Director of Sales
+1 805 376 6048 ext 114
http://www.absoluteanalysis.com

Absolute Analysis Investigator™ is a trademark of Absolute Analysis. Absolute Analysis takes no responsibility for any forward-looking statements made in this release.

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