Bridgeworks Launches Bridge

New architecture adds another cost-effective storage interconnect solution to data storage connectivity specialist's portfolio

September 25, 2007

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CHRISTCHURCH, U.K. -- Data storage connectivity pioneer Bridgeworks has announced the launch of the Tamar FSAS4400 Fibre Channel to SAS Bridge just one month after it launched the world's first iSCSI to SAS Bridge: This marks the next step in a major expansion of the Bridgework's product range. These new products share a common platform which has been designed to support the rapid adoption of new protocols together with those that already exist including iSCSI, Fibre Channel, SCSI and SAS. The new Multi Protocol Platform Architecture (MPP) also enables the rapid adaptation of products to meet specialised OEM needs.

With its high performance and reliability, SAS is becoming the connectivity format of choice for the enterprise, and the Bridgeworks' FSAS4400 is ideal for those customers, end users and OEMs wishing to use this technology in or to extend a Fibre Channel fabric environment.

What is Tamar FSAS4400?

Bridgeworks' Tamar FSAS4400 enables users to connect SAS enabled devices such as Disk Arrays, Tape Drives and Tape Libraries to FC SANs using the fibre channel protocol. Key points include:

  • 2 x 4Gb Fibre Channel Ports (SFP)

  • Ethernet Management Port

  • GUI + Command Line

  • 4 SAS ports (3Gb) Mini SAS

  • Supports all SAS devices

  • 16,000 LUNs

  • 19 inch rack mount

  • cPCI and other formats available

  • Shipping Q4 2007

David Trossell, CEO of Bridgeworks comments, "We now see the industry move from parallel to serial connectivity accelerating allowing customers to maintain performance, while taking the advantage that the new technology brings. This is also an important development for OEM markets - tape libraries primarily, but hopefully optical vendors will also see the pulse. The Bridgeworks' approach to connectivity allows vendors to use one core tape or optical technology but easily provide different SAN interfaces within the same internal interconnect structure."


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