McDATA Standards Engineer Out With New Book On Fibre Channel Advances

BROOMFIELD, Colo.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—June 20, 2006— The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) today release "Fibre Channel Advances," the latest book from McDATA Corporation (Nasdaq: MCDTA)(Nasdaq: MCDT) Standards Engineer and industry authority Scott Kipp. The book describes new standards for Fibre Channel and practical solutions that are taking Fibre Channel to greater levels of productivity.

"This book is a reflection of the developments I've personally seen in working with a number of industry associations as well as daily customer contacts with many of the world's most advanced SAN environments," said Scott Kipp, McDATA Standards Engineer. "The book details new advancements that will further enrich the Fibre Channel architecture, providing administrators with even more powerful Fibre Channel networking tools."

Kipp represents McDATA in the ANSI T11 Technical Committee that develops Fibre Channel standards. In addition to his work with ANSI, he has developed standards in multiple other organizations including the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Small Form Factor (SFF) Committee and Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).

Scott Kipp has written three books on storage networking, one book of broadband entertainment and numerous magazine articles over the course of his career. He has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Scott will be signing copies of his book at the Storage World Conference Wednesday, June 21, from noon until 3 pm at the FCIA booth (#131).

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McDATA (Nasdaq: MCDTA)(Nasdaq: MCDT) is the leading provider of storage networking 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.

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