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Finisar Debuts Analyzer

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Finisar
Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR), a technology leader in fiber optic and
test-and-measurement solutions for high-speed data networks, today
introduced the 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA (Serial Attached SCSI/Serial ATA) analyzer
and tester, which is incorporated into Finisar's industry leading Xgig(R)
testing platform. This comprehensive testing platform provides critical
monitoring, analysis, and testing of products and systems for all major
storage protocols including Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and SAS/SATA. Xgig is the
only platform that provides both multi-protocol support and line rate
monitoring up to 10 Gb/s. Additionally, the tool offers enhanced triggering
capabilities, data tapping with nominal impact on signal quality, and a
trace buffer of up to 16 GBs. These combined capabilities simplify both
problem identification and resolution, reducing design time and improving
time-to-market.

SAS and SATA are emerging protocols which replace older disk drive standards
and are expected to grow into a multi-billion dollar hard disk drive market.
SAS replaces Parallel SCSI drives and SATA brings cost-economies to desktop
and server-class disk drives that are extremely attractive. As networks
become increasingly complex it becomes even more critical to ensure that
mixed SAN environments operate in a coordinated and efficient manner.
Introducing new protocols into existing Fibre Channel SANs creates
multi-protocol environments that increase network complexity and make it
exceedingly difficult for developers to identify and troubleshoot problems.

Finisar Corp.