Vixel Corporation is a leading provider, based on revenue and number of ports shipped, of comprehensive solutions in storage area networks, or SANs. Their comprehensive SAN interconnect solutions consist of a variety of products that connect computers to data storage devices in a network configuration.Their products enable data storage devices to connect to one or more computer systems and facilitate the reliable exchange of large amounts of data at high speeds. Their products are fully interoperable and designed to perform in concert so that customers can easily deploy a range of SAN configurations, from simple point-to-point connections to more complex high-performance networks. By offering and supporting the key components necessary to connect servers and storage, they enable their customers to turn to one vendor for their SAN interconnect needs. To date, they have shipped products representing over 500,000 ports to more than 30 OEMs and resellers, including Compaq Computer, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Sun Microsystems. On October 1, 1999 Vixel went public. On October 9, 2003 Vixel was acquired by Emulex Corporation.