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TidalWire Acquires McDATA's HBA Business

TidalWire, a Storage Area Network (SAN) interconnect products and services company, announced that it has acquired McDATA's host bus adapter (HBA) business. Effective this month, McDATA will outsource its HBA business to TidalWire, which will provide McDATA's HBA services worldwide. The new arrangement leverages McDATA's SAN hardware, software management, and support and TidalWire's HBA fulfillment and support capabilities.

"McDATA chose TidalWire to fulfill its future HBA requirements based on TidalWire's lengthy experience with Storage Area Network products, distribution, and its worldwide support and logistics infrastructure," said John Kelley, McDATA's president and CEO. "Outsourcing future HBA services to TidalWire allows McDATA to focus on its core products, while continuing to provide best-in-class solutions to our customers. McDATA is confident that TidalWire will provide customers with world-class HBA sales, fulfillment, and technical support."

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