LONDON Fibre Technologies has signed an agreement with Israel-based PacketLight Networks to become one of the first UK distributors of its suite of products for storage area network (SAN) connectivity.
As businesses aim to meet new regulations for backup and business continuity, PacketLight's storage extension products are designed to help companies comply with the legislation. This is achieved by edge devices located at the customers premises providing data connectivity between separate SAN sites, whatever their distance from each other, thus meeting the distance requirements between main and back-up sites.
PacketLight products can be deployed over all three types of network: Wavelength Division Multiplexer (WDM), Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) and Internet Protocol (IP), and provide different levels of data transfer rates, depending upon storage and recovery requirements.
Yair Lezer, VP sales worldwide at PacketLight, said, “We are confident that this approach combined with Fibre Technologies' expertise in both fibre channel and SDH networks will help build a strong distribution channel in the UK.”
Fibre Technologies will be selling all PacketLight products including the PL-10 and PL-20, which are suitable for applications that require less bandwidth with a single fibre channel interface and PL-100 which is designed for applications that need several interfaces for connecting both the SAN and LAN over the WAN. PacketLight's products support all protocols including Fibre Channel, Gbe, Escon and Ficon and use the latest technology standards such as VCAT, LCAS, BB-B and GFP.