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MRV Receives Brocade Approval

CHATSWORTH, Calif. -- MRV Communications (Nasdaq:MRVC), a leading provider of products and services for WDM and optical transport, metro Ethernet, fiber optic components, 10GE, out-of-band networking and other service aware networking products, today announced its LambdaDriver wave division multiplexing (WDM) systems have been verified by Brocade Communications Systems Inc. for compatibility with Brocade-based Storage Area Networking (SAN) infrastructure, according to the testing requirements of the Brocade Data Center Ready Program.

The program is an initiative designed to foster SAN interoperability in multi-vendor Brocade-based SAN environments. Testing was conducted at the Brocade Data Center Ready labs, which are state-of-the-art facilities supporting end-to-end interoperability and performance testing of SAN products in multi-vendor and large fabric SAN environments. The Brocade Data Center Ready Program boasts an impressive collection of equipment manufacturers since its launch in 2000.

“Storage is increasingly important in backbone network designs, and the LambdaDriver WDM system allows network administrators to build an enterprise backbone network that supports full-speed 4 Gbps Fibre Channel networks alongside their other enterprise protocols,” said Noam Lotan, president and CEO of MRV Communications. “Interoperability with Brocade’s SAN solutions means our joint customers get seamless solutions for campus area SAN connectivity at full data rates.”

MRV Communications Inc.