Finisar Intros Xgig

Finisar announced availability of the Xgig 10GbE Analyzer

August 20, 2007

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- A world leader inhigh-speed communications testing and monitoring technology, FinisarCorporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) today announced availability of the Xgig10GbE Analyzer, the industry's first and only protocol analyzer whichsupports the recent ANSI Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)initiative. Finisar's Xgig is the industry's workhorse for testingall key storage protocols such as Fibre Channel, SAS/SATA, Ethernetand iSCSI. The FCoE analyzer is based on the company's 10GbE Xgigproduct and Expert software extensively used by most of the leadingstorage system manufacturers.

The implementation of FCoE provides guarantee of packet deliveryusing the PAUSE command and overcomes the deficiencies of standardEthernet products which drop frames in overloaded conditions. TheFCoE initiative promises to enable cost-savings via consolidatedconnectivity and management within the server clusters. As along-standing member of the ANSI T11 committee, Finisar has supportedmembers' proposals for the initiative on the Xgig platform. Thelatest release of Xgig supports the recently ratified frame format.

"Finisar has been instrumental in accelerating the adoption of newtechnologies by providing tools crucial for product development,"said Skip Jones, Chairman of FCIA. "We are very excited that the Xgigtester platform has been enhanced to support the FCoE initiative soquickly. This new analyzer will speed time-to-market of highperformance and reliable FCoE products, and push forward theacceptance of this new standard as it is deployed across datacenters."

Finisar Corp.

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