Calabasas, CA--January 28, 1997--Sun Microsystems (Mountain View, CA) has installed Xylan Corp. (Calabasas, CA) OmniSwitches as the edge devices for its Systems Test Lab in Mountain View. The Lab tests the maximum network configurations supported on Sun's largest servers.
To cover a wide range of test conditions the Xylan OmniSwitches are configured with Ethernet, 100BaseT, FDDI, Token Ring, and ATM. In the past, configurations were manual; Sun personnel had to physically change cabling and configurations to accommodate the required tests. The process was very serial and time consuming. Now, with the Xylan OmniSwitches and their IP mobility capability, physical cabling configurations are done once. Group mobility software allows any client/server in the Lab to dynamically move to whatever network they request whenever they need it. This cuts out the hours of manual configuration lost in each test cycle and allows multi-tier testing for a variety of configurations.
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