Sunday, October 24, 2004

WilTel Teams with Nortel , EMC for Storage Services

WilTel Communications is working with Nortel Networks and EMC Corp. to offer a storage extension service that enables enterprises to implement network-based business continuity, disaster recovery, server and storage consolidation. Offered by WilTel in more than 100 cities throughout the U.S. and featuring an end-to-end service-level agreement (SLA), StorageXtend is a fully managed solution, bundling Nortel Networks Optical Metro 3500 SONET platform with WilTel Protected Private Line service and implementing virtual concatenation. StorageXtend is interoperable with the market leading EMC Symmetrix DMX and EMC CLARiiON CX families of networked storage systems and leading EMC SRDF (Symmetrix Remote Data Facility) and EMC MirrorView software for remote data replication.

WilTel's StorageXtend is a storage-over SONET service and provides scalable bandwidth in 50 Mbps increments.