Geneva, SWITZERLAND — GENROCO, Inc. announced that the company will showcase its newest, high performance networking and storage area network (SAN) products here. Over 120 industry experts are expected at this year’s European High Performance User’s Group (EHUG) conference at CERN, the European Center for High Energy Physics. GENROCO will unveil its Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) and OC48 Internet Storage Routers (iSR) in a mixed vendor SAN environment. GENROCO and industry experts from IBM, Cisco, SGI, and other organizations will give presentations at this year’s assembly.
GENROCO’s iSR is the first product of its kind to allow clients on a GigE network to behave like clients on a Fibre Channel (FC) SAN. The product provides a transparent bridge between a GigE fabric and FC storage devices, depicting a model for next generation Internet and commercial broadband video on demand. Based upon industry standard protocols, the GENROCO iSR increases the cost effectiveness and bandwidth in enterprises employing disparate CPU, operating system, storage and networking technologies.
GENROCO will also demonstrate its new OC48 long haul storage interface, developed in partnership with CERN, which can seamlessly transfer Fibre Channel traffic over unlimited distances.
“GENROCO’s commitment to standards enables timely availability of new technology, investment protection for existing technology, and a thriving partner community,” stated Arie Van Praag, CERN engineer and demonstration host.
GENROCO and CERN will also demonstrate the first implementation of GSN, an industry standard 10 gigabit network, with an optical interface. “Having optical GSN is important not only for large users, such as CERN, but also for smaller network installations that demand the flexibility of optical fiber,” said Michael McGowen, Chief Scientist at GENROCO.
GENROCO is also highlighting its PCI GSN controllers, which began shipping this quarter. Demonstrations will be done on UNIX platforms from Sun, IBM, and Compaq. The Company expects to show Tivoli’s SANergy software powering the network independent SAN.
Additional information about the seminar can be found at: http://hsi.web.cern.ch/HSI/HNF-Europe/Workshop%202000/wrksh00_agenda.htm .
GENROCO, Inc. is a 26-year-old, engineering and marketing company that specializes in providing I/O solutions for users of high performance, network independent storage area networks (SANs). Additional information about GENROCO can be found at: http://www.genroco.com .