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McDATA Expands Remote Monitoring Service to Director Customers

  • 28 September, 2006 15:07

<p>AUSTRALIA, Sydney ­— 28 September 2006 — McDATA Corporation (Nasdaq: MCDTA/MCDT), a leading provider of data access solutions, today announced a new version of their Network Management Service (NMS 2.1) that has the capability to monitor and manage Intrepid i10K Directors. This release now provides customers the option to have around the clock remote monitoring of their storage network infrastructures for enhanced levels of availability and preventative problem resolution. With its NMS offering, McDATA is the only SAN vendor to provide a remote management service that spans the customer’s storage network infrastructure.</p>
<p>“Our newly enhanced NMS ensures that customers get the most value from their storage infrastructure investments and is a differentiating factor for our i10K directors,” said Rob Beyer, McDATA senior vice president of Customer Support Services. “Through constant monitoring from a centralised control room, McDATA engineers proactively make sure our customers’ SANs are running optimally and data is always available on the corporate networks.”</p>
<p>NMS integrates expertise from knowledgeable storage professionals, with comprehensive monitoring approaches, advanced event management, and predictive diagnostic techniques. This integration can reduce more than 50 minutes in overall problem resolution time, resulting in decreased downtime costs to subscribers. Real-time alerts warn administrators of networking issues or potential system outages and daily reports are generated automatically for event management analysis via a secure Web portal. As a result, customers can minimise the impacts of downtime and performance degradation of critical network constituents in their application infrastructures.</p>
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<p>About McDATA (www.mcdata.com)
McDATA (Nasdaq: MCDTA/MCDT) is the leading provider of data access solutions, helping customers build, globally connect, optimize and centrally manage data infrastructures across SAN, MAN and WAN environments. With nearly 25 years experience developing SAN products, services and solutions, McDATA is the trusted partner in the world's largest data centers, connecting more than two-thirds of all networked data.</p>
<p>Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains statements about expected future events that are forward-looking and subject to risks and uncertainties. Readers are urged to consider statements that include the terms "believes", "belief", "expects", "plans", "objectives", "estimates", "anticipates", "intends", "targets", or the like to be uncertain and forward-looking. Factors that could cause actual results to differ and vary materially from expectations include, but are not limited to, McDATA’s relationships with EMC, IBM and Hitachi Data Systems and the level of their orders, aggressive price competition by numerous other SAN and IP switch suppliers, OEM qualification of our new products - such as the Intrepid 10000 Director, integration of CNT’s sales and marketing functions, manufacturing constraints, constraints in obtaining third party product for resale and other risk factors that are disclosed in McDATA’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These cautionary statements by McDATA should not be construed as exhaustive or as any admission regarding the adequacy of disclosures made by McDATA. All cautionary statements should be read as being applicable to all forward-looking statements wherever they appear. McDATA does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.</p>
<p>Contact:</p>
<p>Max Australia
Debbie Sassine
Tel: 02 9954 3492
Email: debbie.sassine@maxaustralia.com.au</p>

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