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SANBlaze Unveils 10-Gig FCoE Emulation

MAYNARD, Mass. -- SANBlaze Technology, Inc., a leading provider of storage emulation systems, today announced the availability of the SANBlaze VirtuaLUN 10G Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) emulation system. With an ability to emulate targets and/or initiators with a wide range of configurable attributes, the FCoE VirtuaLUN provides engineers with a flexible, scalable tool to simulate real data center Ethernet and SAN environments, at a fraction of the cost of real devices. This latest innovation in test equipment from SANBlaze provides a unique set of functions applicable in all aspects of a product lifecycle, from development to design validation and test and QA.

The FCoE VirtuaLUN is available configured with 2 or 4 10G FCoE ports. Dual media systems, with both FCoE and Fibre Channel ports, are also available in various configurations, allowing for multiple topology and network testing using a single system. In target mode, ports can be configured to present from 1 to 512 virtual "disks," each with configurable sizes, speeds, attributes, errors and profiles. Initiator emulation provides the capability to test scale and run predefined performance and error handling tests against FCoE targets.

With this newest SANBlaze platform, engineers will appreciate the easy "3-click" quick start capability to either generate or terminate I/O traffic. Multiple error conditions and triggers allow for complex error injection. Custom command generation and predefined tests provide simulated host environments. Users can build up a library of test cases which can be easily retrieved and leveraged later in scripts to validate adapter, switches and storage, including flow control between FCoE and legacy Fibre Channel.

SANBlaze Technology Inc.