Interphase Co-sponsors Connectathon Interoperability Event; Ensures Fibre Channel Interoperability for Solaris and Windows NT Enterprise Network Environments.Business Editors
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 7, 2000
Interphase Corporation (Nasdaq:INPH), an international supplier of enterprise networking technologies, today announced that it is providing the Fibre Channel server connectivity for the Connectathon(TM) 2000 interoperability testing being conducted this week at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California San Jose (IPA: /ˌsænhoʊˈzeɪ/) is the third-largest city in California, and the tenth-largest in the United States. It is the county seat of Santa Clara County. . This is the fifth consecutive year that Interphase has sponsored Connectathon as part of the company's ongoing interoperability efforts.
At Connectathon 2000, Interphase is providing PowerSAN(TM) Fibre Channel Adapters running in Solaris and Microsoft Windows NT environments to provide connectivity for the testing of NFS (Network File System) The file sharing protocol in a Unix network. This de facto Unix standard, which is widely known as a "distributed file system," was developed by Sun. See file sharing protocol and WebNFS.
NFS - Network File System and other Internet protocols in a simulated enterprise network. The company's 5575 PCI (1) (Payment Card Industry) See PCI DSS.
(2) (Peripheral Component Interconnect) The most widely used I/O bus (peripheral bus). ATM Adapters are also providing server attachment for connectivity to a multiprotocol ATM backbone.
"Today's enterprise IT managers find themselves dealing with a wide range of software, hardware, and middleware products to deliver the network services and business-critical applications demanded by their organization," said Roger Woolley, Interphase Senior Director of Global Marketing. "Connectathon is an excellent opportunity for vendors to verify that their networking solutions interoperate with a wide range of disparate implementations spanning different operating systems and computing environments. Connectathon participants have the common goal of driving multi-vendor interoperability, thereby reducing cost and complexity for today's IT manager."
Interphase is the host company for industry-wide multi-vendor interoperability testing at its own test facilities in Dallas. In addition, Interphase provides testing in conjunction with strategic partner programs designed to ensure product compatibility, holds membership in various industry testing consortiums such as the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab, and participates in industry testing events such as Connectathon.
Sun Microsystems sponsored the first Connectathon event in 1986 as a unique forum for testing software and hardware interoperability, allowing vendors to test their solutions in a live heterogeneous multi-vendor networking environment. Over the years, the annual vendor-neutral Connectathon has attracted a large number of development engineers from all major computer systems companies and a wide variety of software vendors.
Sun Microsystems, Nortel Networks, and Fluke Corporation are also co-sponsors of Connectathon 2000. In addition, close to 50 leading communications companies are participating in the event including Apple Computer, Inc., Auspex Systems, Inc., Cisco Systems, Compaq Computer Corporation (company) Compaq Computer Corporation - The largest US manufacturer and vendor of IBM PC compatible personal computers and servers. Compaq was started in 1982 by three ex-Texas Instruments employees.
Quarterly sales $2499M, profits $210M (Aug 1994).
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NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. Corporation, Nokia Research Center, Raidtec Corporation, Sequent Computer Systems, Inc., Silicon Graphics, Inc., Toshiba Corporation, Veritas Software Corporation and many others.
About Interphase Corporation
Interphase Corporation (Nasdaq:INPH), a leader in Fibre Channel technology, designs and delivers high performance connectivity adapters for computer and telecommunication networks. The company's Host Bus Adapter See host adapter. products connect computer and telecommunication servers to storage area networks (SAN), wide area networks (WAN) and local area networks (LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. ) utilizing Fibre Channel, Asynchronous Transfer Mode See ATM.
(communications) Asynchronous Transfer Mode - (ATM, or "fast packet") A method for the dynamic allocation of bandwidth using a fixed-size packet (called a cell).
See also ATM Forum, Wideband ATM.
Indiana acronyms. (or ATM), SS7, Frame Relay and ISDN ISDN
in full Integrated Services Digital Network
Digital telecommunications network that operates over standard copper telephone wires or other media. technologies. Headquartered in Dallas, with offices in Austin, Paris, London, and Bangkok, Interphase 1999 revenues were $73.5 million. Clients include Hewlett Packard, IBM, Compaq/Tandem, Motorola, Sun Microsystems, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon. Additional information about Interphase and its products is available through the company's web site at http://www.iphase.com.
The Interphase logo is a registered trademark and PowerSAN is a trademark of Interphase Corporation. Connectathon and Solaris are trademarks of Sun Microsystems. Windows NT is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.