Corning Cable Systems Receives Brocade Data Center Ready Status for End-to-End Storage Networking Interoperability


Corning demonstrates interoperability in heterogeneous Brocade-based SAN environments

HICKORY, N.C. Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, has been verified by Brocade as interoperable with Brocade-based storage area networking (SAN) infrastructure, according to the testing requirements of Brocade's Data Center Ready Program.

The Brocade Data Center Ready Certification program offers companies complete certification of their products in Brocade fabric environments. Certification included comprehensive and rigorous testing of Corning Cable Systems' optical connectivity products for compatibility with Brocade director products.

Brocade is a leader in networked storage solutions that help enterprises connect and manage their information. By combining the company's expertise with Corning Cable Systems' expertise in innovative structured cabling products for the data center, the two companies are providing the industry with proven and interoperable SAN director solutions.

Corning Cable Systems Plug & Play(TM) System products have been Data Center Ready certified by Brocade. Plug & Play Systems are preterminated optical fiber cabling systems that dramatically streamline the process of deploying an optical network infrastructure in the premises environment. The high-density, modular components that comprise Plug & Play Systems are optimized for networking high-port-count SAN directors such as the Brocade 48000.

Featuring an industry-leading standard maximum insertion loss of 0.75 dB and a low-loss system with a maximum loss of 0.5 dB, Corning Cable Systems Plug & Play Systems allow customers to meet the strict budgets demanded by today's systems.

For additional information on Corning Cable Systems products and services, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-743-2675, toll free in the United States, or (+1) 828-901-5000, international, or visit the Web site at www.corning.com/cablesystems.

About Corning Incorporated

Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.

Corning Cable Systems Contact:
Dana S. McEntire
(828) 901-6910
dana.mcentire@corning.com

Corning Communications Contact:
Lisa A. Burns
burnsla@corning.com
(607) 974-4897

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