HP to Add McDATA’s Director to SAN Solution

McDATA Corporation and Hewlett-Packard have signed a two-year OEM agreement allowing Hewlett-Packard to sell and distribute McDATA’s new storage area network (SAN) enterprise backbone product, the ED-6064 Director.

HP will distribute the ED-6064 Director worldwide under the HP SureStore brand, which will also feature McDATA’s enterprise-to-edge line of channel switch products, including the ES-3016 Switch and the ES-3032 Switch. The Hewlett-Packard OEM partnership was developed after thorough testing to validate McDATA’s technical superiority in scaling applications for large SAN deployments, consolidating SAN islands, and managing large fabrics through McDATA’s Enterprise Fibre Channel Management software integration into Hewlett-Packard OpenView Storage Node Manager.

HP’s SureStore products will be sold through both direct and indirect channels beginning the end of April 2002.

For more information, visit www.mcdata.com, www.hp.com.