NewsByte 14 August 2001

EMC Solution Sets Mark for Long-Distance Data Mirroring

EMC Qualifies Nortel Networks OPTera Metro 5200 DWDM Product as E-Lab Tested, Providing Real-Time Data Mirroring Across 200 km Optical Fibre Channel or ESCON Networks

Lengthening its lead in delivering innovative, cost-effective networked storage solutions, EMC Corporation today announced it has tripled the distance possible with Fibre Channel- or ESCON-based storage networks, helping customers more efficiently manage challenges ranging from increasing information workloads and cost constraints to rolling power blackouts and natural disasters. EMC has extended the reach of its market-leading Symmetrix® Remote Data Facility (SRDF™) remote mirroring and disaster recovery solution to an industry-first 200 kilometers using native Fibre Channel or ESCON interconnections, with no expected impact on performance. The enhancement more than triples the previously qualified distances. Further, EMC has extended the qualified distance between Symmetrix and server systems (host channel extension) to 200 km over Fibre Channel-based storage networks.