SOURCE: Compellent Technologies

Compellent Technologies

January 26, 2010 08:00 ET

Compellent Adds Brocade 300 and 5100 SAN Switches to Virtualized Storage Technology Portfolio

Persistent SAN Architecture and Scalable Switches Allow Enterprises of All Sizes to Maximize the Value of Virtualization

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN--(Marketwire - January 26, 2010) - Compellent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: CML) is adding Brocade® 300 and 5100 SAN Switches to its virtualized storage product family, enabling customers to future-proof the data center and prepare for emerging technologies, such as 8 Gbps Fibre Channel. The SAN switches allow enterprises to maintain a fluid data center by maximizing server and storage performance in virtualized environments.

Designed for rapidly growing storage requirements, the Brocade switches provide the foundation for high-performance access and sharing of data in environments of all sizes. Compellent Storage Center's open hardware platform helps ensure compatibility with the industry's leading solutions, improving system performance and reducing overall storage costs.

"The combination of Compellent Storage Center and Brocade switches provides users with the tools to take their data center virtualization plans to the next level," explained Barbara Spicek, vice president of channel sales, Brocade. "This technology pairing allows customers to make storage environments more efficient, reliable and scalable, simplifying SAN management on all levels."

"We are committed to providing our users with the technology to build the most scalable data center, and the Brocade 300 and 5100 switches are essential building blocks," explained Bruce Kornfeld, vice president of marketing, Compellent. "Storage Center's persistent architecture gives users the ability to mix and match technologies to suit their needs while maximizing value over the long run. By pairing Compellent with these industry-leading Brocade switches, our customers can build for their storage future."

Brocade switches enable organizations to meet the most demanding storage requirements, ensuring high utilization, simplified management and unmatched scalability. The Brocade 300 provides a flexible foundation for all storage configurations, and delivers up to 24 ports of 8 Gbps performance in an energy-efficient 1U form factor. The Brocade 5100 offers excellent port density for midrange implementations and delivers full 8 Gbps 1:1 performance for up to 40 ports, also in a 1U form factor. The 5100 features Ports on Demand capabilities for simple, cost-effective scalability from 24 to 40 ports in eight-port increments.

Pricing and Availability

Compellent tests and qualifies its Storage Center storage array with Brocade's Fibre Channel switches to ensure interoperability, which are fully forward and backward compatible across the entire SAN switch portfolio. The Brocade 300 and 5100 SAN Switches are now offered through Compellent's international network of business partners, with switch bundles starting at $6,300 for Brocade 300 Switches and $14,400 for Brocade 5100 SAN Switches.

About Compellent

Compellent is a leading provider of enterprise-class network storage solutions that are highly scalable, feature-rich and designed to be easy to use and cost effective. Compellent Technologies' principal offices are located in Eden Prairie, Minn. For more information, please visit: