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Finisar Intros Xgig

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- A world leader in
high-speed communications testing and monitoring technology, Finisar
Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) today announced availability of the Xgig
10GbE Analyzer, the industry's first and only protocol analyzer which
supports the recent ANSI Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
initiative. Finisar's Xgig is the industry's workhorse for testing
all key storage protocols such as Fibre Channel, SAS/SATA, Ethernet
and iSCSI. The FCoE analyzer is based on the company's 10GbE Xgig
product and Expert software extensively used by most of the leading
storage system manufacturers.

The implementation of FCoE provides guarantee of packet delivery
using the PAUSE command and overcomes the deficiencies of standard
Ethernet products which drop frames in overloaded conditions. The
FCoE initiative promises to enable cost-savings via consolidated
connectivity and management within the server clusters. As a
long-standing member of the ANSI T11 committee, Finisar has supported
members' proposals for the initiative on the Xgig platform. The
latest release of Xgig supports the recently ratified frame format.

"Finisar has been instrumental in accelerating the adoption of new
technologies by providing tools crucial for product development,"
said Skip Jones, Chairman of FCIA. "We are very excited that the Xgig
tester platform has been enhanced to support the FCoE initiative so
quickly. This new analyzer will speed time-to-market of high
performance and reliable FCoE products, and push forward the
acceptance of this new standard as it is deployed across data

Finisar Corp.