McData Launches Virtualization Module

Broomfield, Colorado-based McData has launched a new module for its storage switching products, which will provide storage virtualization capabilities. The firm said its new McDATA Virtualizer is the first in a series of products based on its Application Services Module (ASM) platform. The platform provides hardware split-path handling of data, allows customers to add storage applications to their storage area networks. McDATA's virtualizer goes up against Brocade's Fabric Application Platform and Cisco's MDS 9000 Storage Services Module.