Storage Area network (SAN) Partners

With increased growth in e-commerce, enterprise businesses are turning to Storage Area Networks (SAN's) to connect mutliple servers across a transport network. SAN represents the evolution of enterprise netowrks from LAN's and WAN's, and requires optical transport connectivity between the server locations. The ANSI standard for connectivity is Fibre Channel, supported in optical multiplexing products as represented by Zhone's GigaMux products. As a leading supplier of SAN network optical multiplexing equipment for SAN applications, Zhone partners with the leading storage system and server suppliers to test and certify interoperability. Zhone SAN partners have tested and proven interopability with Zhone GigaMux products.


To ensure that their information is stored securely and backed up reliably, many organizations rely on Brocade-based Storage Area Network (SAN) and application infrastructure management solutions. With its new Tapestry family of solutions and its industry-leading SilkWorm family of SAN infrastructure solutions, Brocade is paving the way for more efficient management of the three C's: cost, complexity, and compliance. Zhone has been verified by Brocade as compatible with Brocade-based Storage Area Networking (SAN) infrastructure, according to the testing requirements of the Brocade Fabric Aware Program.




EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in products, services and solutions for information storage and management that help organizations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle. EMC E-Lab tested is a program to certify compatibility between EMC server systems and network products for end-to-end connectivity.

Hewlett Packard (HP)

HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. No other company offers as complete a technology product portfolio as HP. As the worldwide leader in storage area networks (SAN), HP StorageWorks delivers the flexible, open, standards-based storage infrastructure to enable your Adaptive Enterprise


IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. At IBM, we strive to lead in the invention, development and manufacture of the industry's most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, storage systems and microelectronics.