QLogic Corp. plans to ship Jiro-enabled SANbox switches next
quarter. Based on the Java 2 platform, Jiro technology is an open,
freely available set of APIs that
provides developers with an infrastructure for building interoperable
end-to-end storage management solutions for heterogeneous
QLogic's Jiro Technology Management Facade will allow the company's
Fibre Channel switch products to integrate quickly and easily into
Jiro-enabled environments. It will also allow Jiro-enabled management
applications to configure and monitor the
performance of QLogic SANbox switches in real time.
"By supporting Jiro technology, QLogic will extend the benefits of
interoperability and ease of integration to their customers," said
Denise Shiffman, vice president of marketing for Sun Network Storage.
"QLogic's Jiro technology-enabled Fibre Channel switches will help
customers build interoperable, scaleable SAN solutions that will reduce
the complexities of heterogeneous environments."
"QLogic is a strong supporter of standards like Jiro technology that
simplify the SAN infrastructure. Jiro technology's intelligent
connectivity creates a greater level of automation throughout the
storage network, making it highly synergistic with our SANbox switch
products," said Mark Edwards, QLogic senior vice president. "Jiro
technology benefits both software developers and IT departments by
providing an intelligent development and deployment environment that
enhances SAN compatibility and manageability."
Jiro technology was developed through an industry-wide initiative
launched in December 1998. Its mission is to deliver technology that
enables true integration and platform-independence for the management
of storage, servers, applications and devices on networks. Jiro
technology provides developers with an open environment for creating
and deploying storage management services and controlling, monitoring
and configuring related data services.
QLogic simplifies SAN implementations by providing OEMs, system
integrators and resellers with a single point of contact for end-to-end
SAN hardware and software. Customers value QLogic's technology support
and ability to provide best-of-breed products with short
time-to-sales. QLogic saves customers time and resources by providing
a portfolio of hardware, software and service components. With these
tools, OEMs and resellers can develop and deploy SAN connectivity
solutions faster, more cost effectively and with less risk.
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