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JDSU WaveReady Receives Brocade Data Center Ready Status for Brocade-Based Storage Area Network (SAN) Infrastructures

MILPITAS, Calif., June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JDSU today announced that its WaveReady 3000 series has been verified by Brocade Communications Systems Inc. as compatible with Brocade-based Storage Area Network (SAN) infrastructures according to the testing requirements of the Brocade Data Center Ready Program. The program is an initiative designed to foster interoperability in multi-vendor Brocade-based data center environments.

"We are pleased that JDSU has successfully completed the Data Center Ready testing with Brocade fabric switches in multi-vendor SAN environments," said Tom Buiocchi, Brocade Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. "Storage area networks are being deployed worldwide at a rapid rate as a scalable, high performance networking foundation for storage environments. The Data Center Ready program is an example of our continued commitment to our customers."

Testing of the WaveReady Transport System was conducted at the Brocade Data Center Ready labs, state-of-the-art facilities supporting end-to-end interoperability and performance testing of SAN products in multi-vendor and large fabric environments. The Brocade Data Center Ready Program was launched in 2000.

"JDSU WaveReady products offer optical network operators easy-to-deploy, high value products for networks, including SANs, that enable the quick delivery of reliable services," said Michael McCallen, JDSU director and WaveReady business unit manager. "We are pleased to have our solution verified by Brocade, an industry leader in cutting-edge data networking solutions."

The WaveReady product line offers a flexible WDM transport solution that can extend the reach of SANs. WaveReady multirate transponders support FC100 (1.0625 Gbps), FC200 (2.125 Gbps), FC400 (4.25 Gbps), and 10GFC (10.518 Gbps) Fibre Channel interfaces and, combined with amplifiers, extend the reach of SAN services to over 175 Km. WaveReady offers a simple and reliable transport solution for data center connectivity, remote back-up and disaster and recovery network deployments.

JDSU's WaveReady Product Line

Addressing existing customer needs and anticipating future requirements of optical networks, JDSU's WaveReady product line offers a wide variety of transport solutions giving services providers and network operators a simple and cost-effective optical platform to address their diverse optical networking needs. The WaveReady platform offers compact and flexible CWDM and DWDM optical transponders and regenerators capable of transporting services (including OTN, SONET, Ethernet, and fibre channel) at any rate between 125 Mbps and 11.1 Gbps. The platform also includes single channel and multichannel (DWDM) optical amplifiers, CWDM/DWDM optical multiplexers/demultiplexers, optical add/drop multiplexers (OADMs), dispersion compensation modules, as well as optical protection and network monitoring solutions. The platform offers a robust "plug-and-play" solution that is very simple to operate and manage using the WaveReady node manager graphical interface. The flexibility, density and compact size of the WaveReady platform makes it an ideal optical transport solution. More information about the WaveReady Product Line is available at

About the Brocade Data Center Ready Program

The Brocade Data Center Ready program is a comprehensive testing and configuration initiative designed to foster end-to-end SAN interoperability. As part of the program, testing is conducted in configurations that comprise a heterogeneous mix of servers, storage subsystems, Brocade fabric switches, SAN management and enterprise applications, and other SAN technologies. Brocade has created a dedicated lab with heterogeneous fabrics, in which the company tests and validates partner equipment in specific configurations. Vendors receive Brocade Data Center Ready Certification after successfully completing tests to confirm that vendors' products meet compatibility guidelines. For more information, visit

About JDSU

JDSU (Nasdaq: JDSU; and TSX: JDU) enables broadband and optical innovation in the communications, commercial and consumer markets. JDSU is the leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers. JDSU is also a leading provider of innovative optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications. More information is available at


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