SANBlaze Technology Granted Additional Storage Emulation Patent

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U.S. Patent 8,065,133 covers the method for emulating targets in computer memory, receiving data from initiators, and passing to computer memory only a portion of the data received.

SANBlaze VirtuaLUN

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Latest patent solidifies SANBlaze as the leading innovator in storage emulation

SANBlaze Technology, Inc., a pioneer in storage emulation systems, today announced that it was recently granted a second patent for its industry leading storage emulation solution. The patent for “Method for testing a storage network including port level data handling” covers the method for emulating targets in computer memory, receiving data from initiators, and passing to computer memory only a portion of the data received. SANBlaze systems have been helping storage developers, test and QA engineers save millions of dollars in capital expense and time since their introduction in 2004.

The invention enables full bandwidth testing at all test clients simultaneously due to bandwidth of internal memory and paths to memory being de-coupled from devices under test attached to ports. Data passed on a wire is returned or discarded at the port or bus level. Incorporated in the SANBlaze VirtuaLUN Software as the SANBlazter feature, this method has been a critical element of success for testing networks that have high bandwidths, and for testing large storage area networks.

“We are very happy to have been awarded a patent on this aspect of our storage testing method and solution,” said Vince Asbridge, Director of Systems and Software at SANBlaze. “The product and invention represents 1000s of hours of software development and innovation. The addition of this patent combined with our latest product offerings solidifies SANBlaze as the leading innovator in storage emulation.”

SANBlaze storage emulation products have proved to be an invaluable tool for any company that provides storage solutions, both hardware and software. The product’s original focus on emulating Fibre Channel targets has been expanded since its inception to include both target side emulation (disks, arrays and tapes) as well as initiator solutions (hosts and servers). In addition to Fibre Channel, SANBlaze provides emulation solutions for additional storage protocols including SAS, FCoE and iSCSI.

About SANBlaze
SANBlaze Technology, Inc. is a pioneer in SAN Emulation technologies and a leading provider of storage solutions for embedded systems. SANBlaze emulation products provide storage engineers, test, QA and manufacturing teams with scalable, high performance and configurable emulated environments for FCoE, iSCSI, Fibre Channel and SAS targets and initiators. SANBlaze emulation systems are installed at most major storage hardware and software vendors worldwide.

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