transtec chooses Gadzoox Networks' Slingshot Fabric Switches for 2Gb Connectivity
Santa Clara, Calif. -- December 10, 2002 -- Gadzoox Networks, Inc., (OTC: ZOOX), a global supplier of proven Fibre Channel technology for storage networking, announced today that transtec, the European IT Factory, has chosen Gadzoox Networks' 2Gb Slingshot Open Fabric Fibre Channel (FC) switches to offer as part of transtec's storage solutions.
"The economy has pushed customers to closely review their buying decisions and focus on two key requirements - value and technology - this is where Gadzoox Networks has always excelled," stated Steve Dalton, President and CEO of Gadzoox Networks. "We are expanding our partnerships with industry leaders like transtec who recognize these requirements and can provide solutions to answer the market demand."
"transtec has a reputation of building solutions with proven and leading edge technology," said Dieter Weißhaar, CEO of transtec. "We are looking to Gadzoox Networks to provide both proven Fibre Channel connectivity and the fastest speeds available for storage networking with their Slingshot switch product line."
transtec – The European IT Factory
transtec`s product areas offer companies the complete palette of computer technology that is available on the market. Professional computers for the work place belong as much to the assortment as fine-tuned server systems. Only in their own production facilities transtec can fulfil customers` requests. From thousands of variations and combination possibilities, companies can select the technology that suits exactly their needs. transtec builds the equipment together precisely as ordered in the built-to-order process. This makes many of transtec´s 45,000 annually delivered computer systems unique.
The Slingshot 2Gb Open Fabric Switch Family
The value-leading Slingshot family of 2Gb Fibre Channel switches, the Slingshot 4210, 4218, 4218HA as well as the Slingshot-ES platform of embedded switches, boast unprecedented features, including flexible, self-healing trunks, auto-sensing and auto-speed negotiating ports, and the Open SAN OS management software. The Slingshot switches are based on the newest open fabric standard, FC-SW-2, which enables users to confidently build a heterogeneous SAN fabric. For more details about the Slingshot Family of 2Gb Fibre Channel Switches, customers are encouraged to visit www.gadzoox.com/products/slingshot/.
About Gadzoox Networks
Since 1996 Gadzoox Networks has led the industry in market "firsts" and continues to drive the Storage Area Network (SAN) entry-level market with innovative Fibre Channel switching technology. The company has consistently delivered a time to market advantage to major OEM customers enabling them to create clear business value for their customer base. Gadzoox Networks is a voting member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), with corporate headquarters located in Santa Clara, California. For more information about Gadzoox Networks' products and technology advancements in the SAN industry, visit the company's Web site at http://www.gadzoox.com.
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