Arastra Demonstrates Datacenter Capabilities at OFC

San Diego, CA, February 27, 2008 - Arastra today announced a demonstration at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) in San Diego, CA. This demonstration can be seen at the Intel booth, and highlights wire-speed optical connectivity between the Arastra 7148S Datacenter Ethernet switch and Intel's 10GbE NICs with SFP+ optical transceivers.

The demonstration consists of Intel Xeon based servers equipped with Intel 10GbE NICs connected to an Arastra 7148S 48-port 10GbE switch, fully populated with Intel's 10GbE SFP+ 300m short reach (10GBASE-SR), 10 km long reach (10GBASE-LR) and 100m datacenter reach (10GBASE-SRL) optical transceivers. The new datacenter reach transceivers enable cost-effective connectivity of 10GbE devices over OM3 multimode fiber, while remaining interoperable with industry standard 10GBASE-SR optics.

"With its wide range of options, leading price performance, and low power, SFP+ is becoming the interface of choice in the data center for server and switch 10GbE connections." said Mansour Karam, Director of Marketing at Arastra. "We look forward to working with our partners on driving market adoption of SFP+ for 10 Gigabit networking."

About Arastra, Inc.

Arastra, based in Menlo Park, California, was founded in 2004 to design, develop and deliver a new class of integrated hardware and software network solutions that address the scalability, performance and reliability requirements of large scale data centers. For more information, please visit or contact Arastra at or 650-462-5000.

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